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TUNE IN: An hourlong webinar on Dec. 20 will focus on benchmarks and information farm lenders need to evaluate loans. It’s aimed for dairy producers but will include information applicable to all farmers.

Is it time to visit your lender?

Webinar aimed for farmers will focus on preparing the information ag lenders request.

An upcoming webinar titled “Improving Conversations With Your Lender” will outline and explain the banking benchmarks and financial documents lenders need from farmers to evaluate loans. Available via the Internet, this webinar will provide time at the end for questions from the audience.

“Aimed for dairy farmers, this program is hosted by I-29 Moo University,” says Fred Hall, Iowa State University Extension dairy specialist. “Although it’s aimed for dairy producers, there is useful financial management information in this webinar that’s applicable to other farmers, too. It’s free, but preregistration is required. The webinar is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, and will last for one hour.”

In addition, the program will focus on improving enterprise expense breakdowns and identify available follow-up information.

Heather Gessner, a South Dakota State University Extension livestock business management field specialist, will present the information. Gessner grew up on a diversified operation raising cattle and hogs, as well as corn, soybeans, oats and alfalfa. Since joining SDSU Extension in 2001, she has earned a national reputation providing farmers and ranchers with enterprise analysis, budget spreadsheets, marketing education, and estate and transition planning, education and assistance.

Register for free webinar
There is no fee for the webinar, but an online registration is required. Upon registration, a confirmation email containing information to join the meeting will be sent.

The I-29 Moo University is a consortium of university Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Now in its 13th year, the consortium provides resources and education to enhance a sustainable dairy community along the Interstate 29 corridor by focusing on best management practices, utilization of research-based expertise and resources, and “ag-vocating” the benefits of a vibrant dairy community.

For more information about this webinar or other I-29 Moo University programs, contact Hall at 712-737-4230 or

Source: Iowa State University

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