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Got Farm Records ... Now What?

The University of Kentucky’s Cooperative Extension Service has partnered with the University of Tennessee’s Center for Profitable Agriculture to provide producers with a Workshop that will help farmers to manage risk and improve farm business skills.  The Got Farm Records - Now What Workshop will teach farmers how to create and use spreadsheets to evaluate records for direct marketing, food processing and agritourism enterprises. 

The Got Farm Records – Now What Workshops will be held around the State at various locations and dates on the following schedule:

November 7, 2019 – Burlington, KY

November 21, 2019 – Winchester, KY

December 5, 2019 – Somerset, KY

December 12, 2019 – McKee, KY

January 14, 2020 – Owensboro, KY

January 29, 2020 – Pikeville, KY

February 12, 2020 – Shelbyville, KY

What to Expect:
This workshop is designed for existing or would-be operators of a value-added farm business. Using records developed for an example farm with value-added enterprises, presenters will teach how to export the example farm records into a spreadsheet and how to analyze and use them in making business management decisions. Participants will be provided a jump drive with records from the example farm and will learn to use spreadsheets, budgets, and other tools to evaluate those records. Computers will not be provided.

What to Bring:

Participants should bring their own laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Excel® to the workshop.  No experience with Excel® is necessary.  Specialists will be available to provide one-on-one assistance with participants during the workshop.

Registration:

Check-in and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. local time.  The workshop will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required 5 business days prior to the workshop.  The registration fee is $20 per person and covers lunch, materials, and refreshments. 

Questions? Contact Alex Butler at (859) 218-4383 or email alex.butler@uky.edu. 


Grayson County Small Ruminant Profit School

Classes held on Tuesday's beginning at 5:30 p.m., CST, on the following schedule:

October 15 - Sheep & Goat Industry in KY, Marketing Tips, Understanding Market Reports

October 22 - Breeds of Sheep & Goats, Facilities & Fencing, Guardian Animals

October 29 - Health Management, Foot Rot & Hoof Trimming, Reading Feed Tag, Nutrient Requirements

November 5 - Feeding Needs, Quality Assurance, Parasite Management

November 12 - Reproduction, Genetics & Selection, Birthing Difficulties

November 19 - Care for Newborns, Mating Systems, Annual Prodution Systems

Space is limited for this free class series, and you must register in advance by October 8th
by calling (270) 259-3492. 


BQA - Beef Quality & Care Assurance

January 9, 2020 - 6:00 p.m.  

January 13, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.


Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings

November 7 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

December 5 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Advanced registration is required by calling (270) 259-3492.

Cards are valid for 3 years.