PDCCC to present ‘Business of Farming’ workshop series

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, December 19, 2018

by Wendy Harrison

A new financial series gets underway in January at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.

The Business of Farming, created in partnership with area experts and sponsored by Farm Credit, will be held each Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Technology Theater at the workforce center, 100 N. College Drive. The schedule is as follows:

• Jan. 7 — Taxes, presented by Benny Burgess and Julie Griggs of Burgess & Co.: A number of topics will be covered including deferred crop insurance and conservation easements.

• Jan. 14 — QuickBooks, presented by Benny Burgess and Julie Griggs of Burgess & Co.: An overview of the software with specifics on how to make it work for your business.

• Jan. 28 — Business & Law, presented by Will Holt of Kaufman & Canoles: Business structuring (proprietorship, LLC, etc.) and general legal issues will be covered in this session.

• Feb. 4 — Succession Planning, presented by Will Holt of Kaufman & Canoles: Learn about retirement planning and the future of your farming business during this workshop.

• Feb. 11 — Crop Insurance, presented by Kevin Lynch and Jim Jervey of Farm Bureau Insurance Co.: 2019 crop insurance updates and risk management will be discussed in this informative session.

• Feb. 18 — Risk Management, Life Insurance, Retirement, presented by Jim Jervey of Farm Bureau Insurance Co.: This workshop provides a continuation of risk management, but also leads into the discussion of life insurance and planning your retirement.

• Feb. 25 — Financial Analysis and Case Study, presented by Chris Simms of Farm Credit: This last session highlights financial analysis for the business of farming, followed by a group presentation.

“In our rural communities, it is important that we support those in the agricultural field,” said Director of Workforce Development Angela Lawhorne. “Farmers often face a unique set of challenges and we want to help them stay as informed as possible on a number of issues.”

Tuition for two people for the financial sessions is only $50. Participants can select particular workshops or attend them all for that price. 

For more information, call 569-6050 or visit www.pdc.edu.

Wendy Harrison is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.