Penn State Extension’s Dairy and Agricultural Entrepreneurship teams are offering Farm$en$e, a finance and production education class for farm businesses, at various locations across the state.
This course teaches participants how to organize and use financial records; develop and analyze financial statements; and make informed decisions regarding finances and production.
The concepts covered promote better internal decisions for farm management and stronger relationships with external partners, such as lenders.
This course satisfies the requirements for borrowers of the Farm Service Agency, but is also available to borrowers and lenders of any private agricultural bank. Somerset County’s course ran earlier this week. Other courses are scheduled for:
Blair County — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 21 and 28, Altoona-Blair County Airport, 310 Airport Drive, Martinsburg.
Berks County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, Berks County Extension Office, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport.
Mercer County — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 10 and 24, Mercer County Extension Office, 463 N. Perry Highway, Mercer.
Crawford County — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 11 and 18, Crawford County Extension Office, 13400 Dunham Road, Suite A, Meadville.
Lancaster County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 21 and 28, Lancaster County Extension Office, 1383 Arcadia Road, Room 140, Lancaster.
Union County — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 21, 28 and April 3, Bonanza Restaurant, 300 Commerce Park Drive, New Columbia.
Bradford County — 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 3, 10 and 17, Wyalusing Fire Hall, Second Street, Wyalusing.
Cumberland County — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28, Cumberland County Extension Office, 310 Allen Road, Suite 601, Carlisle.
Register at http://agsci.psu.edu/farmsense or by calling Kathy Shaffer at 814-445-8911, ext. 7. The cost is $225 per participant; pre-registration is required.
For more information, contact Miguel Saviroff at mas60<\@>psu.edu or 814-445-8911, ext. 144.