LAMBERTON, Minn. — Minnesota’s economic and agricultural conditions, rural stress and characteristics of highly successful farmers will be featured at the 2020 Farm Management Profitability Conference on Wednesday, March 25, at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research & Outreach Center near Lamberton, Minn. Agricultural producers and agribusiness professionals throughout southwest Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
The program features two keynote presentations on pressing topics in agriculture. Joe Mahon, Regional Outreach Director at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will review indicators of the economic outlook for the year ahead and discuss current conditions in the regional and national labor markets and in agriculture. Monica Kramer McConkey a Rural Mental Health Specialist with MN Dept. of Agriculture, will explore unique stressors affecting farmers, warning signs that may indicate they are struggling emotionally, and strategies to assist.
U of M Extension Economist & Associate Director of UMN CFFM Dale Nordquist will present on the characteristics of highly successful farmers from a recent farmer research study. The conference will also feature an analysis of the 2019 profitability trends of the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association’s (SWMFBMA) member farms and an overview of how to choose the right business entity for your farm business.
Registration for the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. The registration form and fee is due by March 18th. To download a registration form, visit swfm.umn.edu. Walkins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call the 507-752-5094 or email email@example.com.
The 2020 Farm Management Probability Conference is sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association, University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center, and University of Minnesota Extension.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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