Central Tech’s Agricultural Business Management Program has provided assistance to over two-hundred area farmers and ranchers since 1985 and is one of seventeen similar programs across the state. The purpose of the program is to help ensure the success of your farm or ranch by assisting you in: Looking at the facts Considering your options Making wise decisions Improving the efficiency and profitability of your operation is the main goal of the Agricultural Business Management Program and is accomplished by assisting you in creating a customized management plan suited to your operation. The management plan you develop through the program will be logical, easily maintained and personalized to fit your management style and resources. Your Agricultural Business Management Coordinator will assist you in developing this plan by helping you gather facts and information about your operation as well as identify and utilize all the resources available to you. Some of the services provided by Central Tech’s Agricultural Business Management Program to support you in developing and maintaining your management plan are: Information and assistance with USDA agriculture programs Training and assistance with setting up and maintaining farm record keeping systems Farm Service Agency Borrower Training certification Loan assistance Marketing Farm analysis (financial and production) Extensive computer and software assistance Access to up to date agriculture based video library Research and assistance with equipment and other capital purchases Financial and production seminars designed to keep farmers and ranchers current with up to date information Capitalize on your farm or ranch profit potential. Shorten the time you spend on your record keeping system. Take back valuable time.