If you think your college learning days are behind you, here’s something to change your mind. Kansas State University is now enrolling participants for the next Management, Analysis and Strategic Thinking class. The Web-based program, which begins Nov. 11-12, is open to all agricultural producers who want to learn more about long-term strategic planning.

The program begins with a session on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kan., on Nov. 11-12. However, most of the learning process is done at home on the individual’s schedule through the Internet. Topics that will be covered during the program include:

  • Land ownership and leasing
  • Machinery ownership and leasing
  • Financial analysis
  • Human resources
  • Tax management and policy
  • Risk management
  • Marketing.

At the November orientation, class members will be introduced to the MAST program online technology and will meet the MAST instructors. Participants then head home to begin working on the distance-learning portion of MAST.  Producers can work through each module on their own schedules — the modules need to be completed by Feb. 9-10, 2009.

The program cost is $950, which covers the on-campus sessions, program software, tuition and fees. For more information and registration materials, contact Alicia Goheen at (785) 532-4434 or e-mail agoheen@agecon.ksu.edu.