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'Chart Course for Success' Series Begins

'Chart Course for Success' Series Begins
Workshops are for all type of family farming operations.

The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will begin a six-part workshop on family farm success at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in Clark, S.D.

The workshop series, "Today's Family Farm: Charting the Course for Success," will be held at the Clark Senior Citizen's Center in Clark and costs $50 per farm to participate. The registration deadline is Nov. 23.

Extension Agronomy Educator Kim McGraw said the series offers strong business information for producers.

"This series of workshops is designed for all types of family farming operations," said McGraw. "All family members actively participating in the operation are encouraged to attend."  

Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Bobbi Larsen added that the workshop's focus on finance and planning should be helpful.

"Participants will learn how to look at their farm operation as a business, create a vision for the future and learn new skills to help the operation be successful," said Larsen.  "Participants will take part in a detailed analysis of their operation and chart courses for their family-operated business."

After the Dec. 1 event, weekly meetings will be held in January and February 2010, with the potential for on-going sessions into March as initiated by the participants.

To register, call the Clark County Extension office at (605) 532-3681, or mail payment and contact information to the office at Box 10, Clark, SD 57225. Make checks payable to "Ag Program Fund."

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