Farming

A new financial series gets underway in January at the Paul D. Camp Community College Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.

The Business of Farming, created in partnership with area experts and sponsored by Farm Credit, will be held each Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Technology Theater at the workforce center, 100 N. College Drive.

The schedule is as follows:

  • January 7 — Taxes, presented by Benny Burgess and Julie Griggs of Burgess & Co.
    Save money and learn more about Section 179, Bonus Depreciation, CCC Loans, Deferred Crop Insurance, Prepayments, Constructive Receipts, Employee vs sub-contractor, 20% Deduction, 1099s, Self-renting land, Timber and reforestation, VA Tax credits, and Conservation Easement.
  • January 14 — QuickBooks, presented by Benny Burgess and Julie Griggs of Burgess & Co.
    An overview of the software with specifics on how to make it work for your business.
  • January 28 — Business & Law, presented by Will Holt of Kaufman & Canoles
    Business structuring (proprietorship, LLC, etc.) and general legal issues will be covered in this session.
  • February 4 — Succession Planning, presented by Will Holt of Kaufman & Canoles
    Learn about retirement planning and the future of your farming business during this workshop.
  • February 11 — Crop Insurance, presented by Kevin Lynch and Jim Jervey of Farm Bureau Insurance Co.
    2019 crop insurance updates and risk management will be discussed in this informative session.
  • February 18 — Risk Management, Life Insurance, Retirement, presented by Jim Jervey of Farm Bureau Insurance Co.
    This workshop provides a continuation of risk management, but also leads into the discussion of life insurance and planning your retirement.
  • February 25 — Financial Analysis and Case Study, presented by Chris Simms of Farm Credit
    This last session highlights financial analysis for the business of farming, followed by a group presentation.

Tuition: $50 per person. (Bring your spouse, son/daughter, or your partner at no charge!) Tuition covers all 7 sessions, pick one or come to all.

Register and pay online at pdc.augusoft.net or call Workforce Development at 757-569-6050.