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Better Your Farm Business at Profit College

January 17, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
 
 

Farm Journal is excited to present this new event that will help farmers maximize profits.

Make plans to be in Ames, Iowa, on March 7 to participate in Farm Journal’s first-ever Profit College. This exciting new event will feature expertise of Farm Journal Economist Bob Utterback, Farm Journal Columnist Moe Russell and Top Producer Columnist Chris Barron.
 
“We feel that volatility will continue and production agriculture will experience cycles,” Russell says. “We most likely won’t have the kind of margins in the future that we had in 2011.”
 
He says attendees will learn how to understand these cycles and take advantage of them. “If you bulletproof your balance sheet during the good times, you can capitalize on opportunities that we know will occur when the economy cycles.”
 
At the event, producers will bring their own production data. Russell says by doing this, the producers will be able to drill down on their own data and compare it with other attendees. “It’s tough to find good individual benchmarking data.”
 
Russell says producers must put together a plan to manage margins and determine their profit potential. “You can’t manage what you can’t quantify.”
 
Listen in as Russell describes the event:

 
 

Event Details

Farm Journal’s Profit College will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Attendees who register by Feb. 10 will receive an early-bird rate of $129. After Feb. 10, attending will cost $149.
 
The event is co-located with a Farm Journal Planter Clinic. If you attend the Planter Clinic on March 6 and the Profit College on March 7, you are eligible for a discounted rate of $119 for Profit College.
 

 

Register now!


 

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