Keys To Agriculture Success During Trying Times Offered At Farm Profit Seminar In Alma

“What’s the future for agriculture in the weeks, months and year ahead?”

Educated forecasts answering that forever puzzling question will be highlighted Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, at Alma.

Mary Knapp

“It’s the first 2019 Farm Profit Seminar sponsored by 580 WIBW featuring three panelists,” announced Greg Akagi, WIBW farm director.

The no-charge program is in cooperation with the Wabaunsee County Extension Council served by Karaline Mayer, agriculture and resources agent.

Parry Briggs

At the Holy Family Catholic Parish, First and Kansas, activities kick off at 5:30. More than two dozen sponsors will have booths set up to offer services and visit with the farmers in attendance.

They’re also hosts for the complimentary country supper at 6 o’clock, with reservations required so there’ll be seconds for everyone.

The educational program, typically entertaining as well, begins at 6:45.

Nothing affects agriculture profitability more than the weather and there’s generally zilch farmers can do about it. That is except try to be aware of what’s coming and prepare in every way physically possible. An anticipated regular at Farm Profit Seminars, Mary Knapp, K-State Agronomy climatologist, will present her weather update and outlook.

Tom Leffler

Almost incomprehensible decisions which must be made to operate farms for a profit in this highly technical changing world today. Another return awaited panelist, Parry Briggs, Frontier Farm Credit, will offer insight for taking control of farm business for success.

Commodity production is what farmers do and know best, but many struggle when making decisions selling their hard work toils. A regular on WIBW radio farm programs, Tom Leffler of Leffler Commodities climaxes the evening speakers with farm marketing advice.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available including WIBW agriculture program advertising, live read radio promotions, with seminar attendance, introduction and display. Best contact to line up participation is by calling 785-228-7259.

Supper verification must be made by calling Karaline Mayer at 785-765-3821, or email her at kamayer@ksu.edu.

Additional WIBW Farm Profit Seminars are scheduled for Seneca, February 20; Baldwin City, March 6; and Lyndon, March 20. Details for those programs are also available by calling 785-228-7259.