The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series will provide practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. The complete list of topics and speakers is included below. Webinars will be held from noon -1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free.
Jan. 24 - Understanding Financial Statements: Preparing Farmers for Uncertain Times, Pam Schallhorn, University of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development Educator
Harvest is over. Outside pressures on net farm incomes continue to mount. Uncertainty for farmers and their families as well as lenders may create challenges when the time comes to increase or renew credit lines for the 2019 crop year. University of Illinois Extension Educator, Pam Schallhorn will be presenting an informational workshop on understanding farm financials from a lender’s perspective. Schallhorn will also provide insights and lessons learned on negotiating credit accommodations based on her experience as an Agricultural lender during the Ag Financial Crisis from 1987 to 1991. This webinar will be presented live at Kaskaskia College - Agricultural Education Center, Centralia, Illinois.