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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Register Soon! Intro to Ag Financial Management offered by UVM Extension


Intro to Ag Financial Management Dates: Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 2013 Locations: Middlebury, Berlin and St. Johnsbury Times: 1-4 pm.

Early registration deadline: Jan. 16. 2013, Cost: $75 Registration deadline: Jan. 30, 2013, Cost: $100

Make this the year you bravely step into the world of farm finances!  With three top-notch ag financial management specialists to lead the way, Intro to Ag Financial Management  will help you approach farm finances fearlessly.  This course provides farmers with the knowledge they need to understand and complete a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Participants will learn the basics of budgeting and skills to anticipate the financial needs of their farm operations. Participants can choose to participate in a clinic with one‐to‐one assistance at no additional charge.  Classes will be offered simultaneously in multiple locations in Vermont, with an on-site instructor at each location.

Registration discounts are available for people who have completed Growing Places and who register by the early registration deadline.  Scholarships are available.  For more information and to register visit and click on "Classes."  You can also email or call Jessie Schmidt at newfarmer@uvm.edu802-223-2389 x 203. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Jessie Schmidt at 802-223-2389 x203 or 866-860-1382 by January 30,2013, so we may assist you. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. "UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work."