Farm financial matters are always a challenge, but livestock producers now have an opportunity to benefit from three financial training sessions and farm business planning workshops, offered by AgriSolutions, Brighton, Ill.

 The sessions, “Taking Control,” “Growth & Debt Funding” and “Managerial Analysis,” will be conducted in two-day blocks through March at several Midwest and Plains states locations.

 Common financial questions addressed by the sessions include: “Can I afford to grow my business and by how much?” “Should I lease or buy?” and “How much debt can my operation afford to carry?”   

 “Producers who want to grow need financial tools and answers upon which to base decisions and long-term plans,” says Leona Cox, chief operating officer at AgriSolutions. The company has been providing hands-on, producer-focused education for over 40 years.

 Participants in the “Growth & Debt Funding” workshop learn to better understand the value of assets for management and growth purposes. Here are the remaining sessions:

  • Feb. 1- 2, Brighton, Ill.
  • Feb. 9-10, Fargo, N.D.
  • March 21-22, Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • March 28-29, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • March 7-8, Kearney, Neb.

  In the “Taking Control” workshop, producers use their operation’s tax returns and balance sheets to conduct a financial performance analysis. “Taking Control” is being offered: 

  • Feb. 7-8, Fargo, N.D.
  • Feb. 21-22, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Feb. 28 -29, Mankato, Minn.
  • March 5-6, Kearney, Neb.

  Those participating in the “Managerial Analysis” workshop will learn to better understand profit and costs associated with different farm activities. The “Managerial Analysis” workshop will take place: 

  • Jan. 30-31, Brighton, Ill.
  • March 5-6, Mankato, Minn.

Course fees are $495 per person per class. Participants can register up to two weeks prior to the class by e-mailing To learn more about AgriSolutions’ education opportunities, call (800) 454-4524.