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December 2, 2012

Farm briefs: Dec. 2, 2012

Farm Finance Training courses offered

PLATTSBURGH — The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Associations of Northern New York are offering a basic financial-management training for farm business owners and managers.

Educators will cover the three basic financial statements every farm business should use, recordkeeping systems, inventory management, cash flow vs. profitability, crop insurance and risk management.

The 1 to 3 p.m. courses qualify for FSA Borrower Training Credits. The cost is $10 per class per farm or $25 for the series of three classes.

This class is for beginning farmers and farmers who want to know more about basic bookkeeping and such tools as profitability measures, accrual accounting and depreciation. The small classroom setting allows for lots of questions and one-on-one help from instructors.

Instructors Peggy Murray and Anita Figueras say that at the end of the course participants will be able to track income, expenses and inventory in the form of a farm business summary and have a good start on a plan for improving farm profitability in 2013.

The Managing with Finance training will be offered in Plattsburgh on Dec. 10, Jan. 7 and Jan 21, at the CCE Clinton County Office, 6064 Rt. 22. Pre-register by Monday with CCE Clinton County, 561-7450.

In Malone, classes will be Dec. 11, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22 at the Franklin County USDA Service Center, 151 Finney Blvd. Pre-register by Monday with CCE Franklin County, 483-7403.

In Westport, classes will be Dec. 14, Jan. 10 and Jan. 24 at the CCE Essex County Office, 3 Sisco St. Pre-register by Dec. 10 with CCE Essex County, 962-4810 x0.

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