Opportunity for Local Farmers

Whether just getting into farming, in the middle of their career, or considering transferring the farm to the next generation, farmers are faced with many tough challenges.
Area farmers have a unique opportunity to participate in farm success workshops that will hit on many of the issues farmers face.
 
The first workshop will feature intergenerational farm transfer and family relationships. The second workshop in the series will cover transferring a farm or ranch, including financing programs and incentives for beginning and retiring farmers. The third workshop will feature grain marketing and the new ACRE option in the farm bill. And the final workshop will cover high value markets covering opportunities in alternative pork production, niche markets, production systems, markets for organic crops and livestock, USDA incentive payments for transition to organics, and the procedures for organic certification.
 
The free workshops will be held from 6-9 pm each Tuesday night in January in the East Hub conference room, lower level at the Central Valley Ag Co-op facility, located just west of Highway 77, 3 miles north of Oakland or 4 miles south of Lyons (1007 County Road O and Highway 77). Refreshments will be provided.
 
Being a part of a farming and ranching operation myself, and constantly searching for ways to improve our business, I know that my family and I could greatly benefit from these workshops and will not miss this chance. I strongly encourage others to participate as well!
 
For further information contact the Center for Rural Affairs at (402) 687-2100

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