Capital Farm Credit and Texas
A&M Agrilife Extension teamed up to offer two agricultural conferences for beginning farmers and ranchers this year. The first will be at the Brazos Expo Center in Bryan, Texas, May 23-24. The second, held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, will be July 18-19 with more information to follow.
The conference in Bryan will begin Thursday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m. with a welcome from moderator Larry Boleman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives and Capital Farm Credit director. Discussion topics and speakers include:
Thursday, May 23:
Analyzing the Performance of Your Operation – Stan Bevers, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist
- Thriving versus surviving.
- How do you analyze an operation?
Growing Your Operation and Advice from a Lender - Barry Abel and Jason Fuchs, Capital Farm Credit
- Looking to get bigger?
- Should you expand or intensify your current operation?
- What does a lender need to originate credit?
To Lease or Buy – Ron Gill, Texas A&M Agrilife Beef Cattle Specialist
- When expanding your ranching operation should you buy or lease equipment and livestock?
The Next Generation of Texas Agriculture – Doug Steele, Director of Texas
A&M Agrilife Extension
Budgeting Tips – Danny Klinefelter, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist
- Budgeting, planning how to determine capital purchases, and when to purchase land.
Success - Richard Cortese, Dale Hoelscher, Kevin Huffman and John Perryman
- Real farm and ranch success stories and how they did it.
Friday, May 24:
Southern Plains Ag Economy - Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics
Developing This Year's Marketing Plains for Your Ranch - David Anderson, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist
Managing Risk – David Anderson and Mark Welch, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economists
- Protecting your operation from the volatile commodity markets and weather.
The View from the Bottom Side of the Fiscal Cliff - Wayne Hayengay, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist - Emeritus
- New tax and estate laws affecting agricultural operations.
Hay Preservation - Jason Banta, Texas A&M Agrilife Beef Cattle Specialist
- How to value hay for a cattle operation and what is it worth?
Challenges and Opportunities in Rebuilding the Cow Herd - Ron Gill, Texas A&M Agrilife Beef Cattle Specialist
The conference is free for those who register two or more days in advance. Late conference registration is $50. Lunch will be provided to participants both days.
To Register: Go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu (keyword search: generation) or call 979.845.2604.
Hotel Information: http://www.visitaggieland.com/Where-to-Stay/Hotels-Motels-Inns
Maps and Directions: http://brazoscountyexpo.com/directions
If you have questions please contact Jason Cleere, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or his office at 979.845.6931.