Farmers and ranchers seeking ways to enhance management, decision-making and strategic planning skills are encouraged to enroll in the Management, Analysis and Strategic Thinking program. The enrollment deadline is Oct. 29.

Hosted by Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, the program begins with a two-day, on-campus session Nov. 16-17. The total program includes two on-campus sessions and online learning modules addressing topics such as land, machinery, financial analysis, human resources, tax and policy, risk management and marketing. The program concludes with a second on-campus visit Feb. 22-23, 2011.

Past participants include producers from across the United States representing diverse agricultural backgrounds, from livestock producers to diversified crop farmers to land owners to dairy managers.

Tuition costs $1,250 per person or $1,100 per person if two or more participate from the same business. More information is available on the MAST website.

Farm Credit Associations of Kansas are offering partial scholarships for their members. More information is available by contacting a local Farm Credit Association office.

                               

Source: Kansas State University