BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will offer farm management workshops in eight communities, including Livingston, Terry, Baker, Plains, Culbertson, Wolf Point, Chester and Fort Belknap, from December to March.

MSU Extension economists George HaynesKate Fuller and Joel Schumacher will lead the workshops. Other contributing faculty members will include agricultural economists Anton Bekkerman, Diane Charlton and Eric Belasco; family economist Marsha Goetting; cropping systems specialist Kent McVay; beef cattle specialist Megan Van Emon; rangeland weed specialist Jane Mangold; soil fertility specialist Clain Jones; and forage specialist Emily Meccage.

The two-day workshops will cover the following topics: financial analysis and enterprise budgeting, risk management, crop and livestock production, agricultural leases, agricultural policy issues and business succession.

The 2019 farm management workshop will be held at the United Methodist Church in  Chester on March 26-27, 2019.

Participation in these workshops will satisfy the requirements for Farm Service Agency production and financial management training. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to register by contacting Keri Hayes at khayes@montana.edu or George Haynes at  haynes@montana.edu.

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