Ohio’s agricultural economy is experiencing a number of stresses in 2019. Challenging weather and uncertain market conditions are leaving many farmers across the state under considerable financial stress. The reality is no one is immune to financial stress. Managing the day-to-day challenges of cash flow are tough. Layer in long-term planning, such as a business succession and retirement, and it can often feel overwhelming.
Ohio Farm Bureau Financial Essentials program aims to alleviate these concerns through a series of workshops and online resources developed to help answer important financial questions. In collaboration with Nationwide, AgCredit, OSU Extension, Farm Credit Mid-America and Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA, these resources can help guide the path to financial security for a family, farm and business.
County Farm Bureaus are hosting workshops in several locations during August and September. Each session will include a meal provided by the county Farm Bureau. The sessions are free for Farm Bureau members and $10 for nonmembers.
Workshops and locations include:
- Essentials in Farm Succession Planning, Middlefield Aug. 16 and Bellville Sept. 10
- Essentials in Financial Risk Management, Pemberville Aug. 5, Kenton Aug. 20, Kalida Sept. 5, and Van Wert Sept. 9
- Essentials in Retirement Planning, Wapakoneta Aug. 29 and Jackson Sept. 11.
To access resources such as podcasts, videos and worksheets, or to attend a local workshop, visit ofbf.org/financial-essentials.