Three separate three-day workshop series sponsored by University of Wisconsin- Extension are being held for farm women interested in improving their farm financial management skills, part of the fabric of farm life and the farm business. This series will be interactive between speakers and participants with in-class exercises to assist in learning about farm financial management and opportunities to network with other women.
Topics presented include: an introduction to the financial management model, records and recordkeeping systems, types of financial statements, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, benchmarking of financial position and performance and financial decision-making tools.
Speakers include Nate Splett, professor emeritus at UW-River Fall's Department of Agricultural Economics; Jenny Vanderlin, assistant director of the Center for Dairy Profitability; and local UW-Extension agents.
The workshops will be held in the following locations during the months of February-April from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Each day will cover a different subject, building on content from the previous session. Registration is $60 and includes snacks, lunches and educational materials for all three days. Class size is limited to 15 participants.
Workshop dates, locations and contact information are:
Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and  23 at Liberty Hall in  Kimberly, WI. Contact Liz Binversie at (920) 391-4612 or
Thursdays, March 3, 10 and  17: Gateway Technical College in Burlington. Contact Kristine Ely at (262) 741-4951 or
Fridays, Feb. 19, 26 and April 1 at the Athens Fire Hall in Athens. Contact Dan Marzu at (715) 539-1078 or



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