"Farm Income 2006: A Workshop Addressing Decision-Making
Challenges in a Risky Environment" will be offered in
Springfield, Rochelle, Moline, Urbana and Mount Vernon.
is a continuation of a series we've offered for the past few
years," explained Darrel Good, U of I Extension marketing
specialist. "U of I Extension specialists and faculty will lead
sessions on things producers can do to increase their
competitiveness in today's challenging environment."
Each workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and adjourns at 3:45 p.m.
General sessions will cover Illinois farm income outlook for
2006, preparations for the new farm bill and the implications of
rising input costs for crop rotations and cash rent values.
Break-out sessions include a hands-on computer session geared
toward calculating production costs; financial planning and
cash-flow budgeting for 2006, also using computers; the top 10
issues in agricultural law and taxation; and using technical
analysis as part of a crop marketing program.
Co-sponsors of the workshops are the U of I Department of
Agricultural and Consumer Economics, the Illinois Farm Business
Farm Management Association, and the USDA Risk Management
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Dates and locations:
- Dec. 8 -- Crowne Plaza, Springfield
- Dec. 13 -- Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center,
- Dec. 14 -- Holiday Inn-Airport, Moline
- Dec. 19 -- Holiday Inn, Urbana
- Dec. 20 -- Holiday Inn, Mount Vernon
Registration is $40 and includes workshop materials, breaks and
lunch. Registration at the door will be $45 as space permits.
Registration can be completed online at
Registration information is also available at local Extension
offices or by contacting Sue Esposito, Room 326, 1301 W. Gregory
Drive, Urbana, IL 61801; phone (217) 333-5506; e-mail
[News release from the
University of Illinois College
of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences]