Ag Business Plan

Writing an effective business plan for a new or existing business can be a daunting task for ag business owners. Many aspects of the business need to be considered and accounted for when putting a business plan together. A business plan will guide you in decision-making when running your farm business. Upon completion, you will leave the class with a basic plan that can be enhanced and expanded to fit your business and individual needs and implement them on the farm.

Walk away knowing how to:

  • Create a mission and vision for your business
  • Develop a budget and a plan to fund your business
  • Create a marketing plan for your business
  • Set goals and create a timeline for your farm business to grow
  • Weave those elements together into a cohesive business plan

Lunch provided.

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: 201 N Settle, Drumright Dates: 10/25 Hours: 8 Days: F Times: 8:30a-4:30p Tuition: $10 Fees & Supplies: $15 Total Cost: $25

Ag Finance

Does your lender require you to have agriculture financial training?

Do you want a deeper understanding of better farm business practices?

Our Agriculture Finance training helps you develop a clear understanding of financial analysis and risk management practices for your agricultural operation. During this consultation you will learn:

  • Record Keeping Instruction
  • Short and Long-Term Goal Setting
  • Risk Management and Mitigation Strategies
  • Completing Financial Records
  • Tax Information

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: 201 N Settle Dr, Drumright Dates: 9/20 Hours: 8 Days: F Times: 8:30a-4:30p Tuition: $0 Fees & Supplies: $50 Total Cost: $50

Agriculture Tax Exemption

Navigating tax exemptions can be challenging, but essential for maximizing the profitability of your farm. Join us for a hands-on workshop designed to guide you through the process of applying for an Oklahoma Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption. This exemption can make a significant difference by removing sales tax from key farming supplies including farm machinery, livestock feed, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, and seed.

What You Will Learn:

  • Step-by-step guidance on completing the 3 Year Business Plan (Form 13-8)
  • Overview of items eligible for sales tax exemption in production agriculture
  • Tips and strategies for maintaining your exemption status

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Workshop is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: 1612 S Main, Sapulpa Dates: 8/22 Hours: 2.5 Days: Th Times: 11:30a-2:00p Tuition: $0 Fees & Supplies: $20 Total Cost: $20
Campus: 201 N Settle, Drumright Dates: 8/23 Hours: 2.5 Days: F Times: 11:30a-2:00p Tuition: $0 Fees & Supplies: $20 Total Cost: $20

Agritourism

If you’re thinking about a new venture that involves connecting people with the great outdoors, Agritourism is an exciting option. From working ranches to u-pick berry farms, there’s something out there for everyone. Join us for an upcoming event, hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, to learn more about how to put your agricultural experience on the map.

We’ll have a special Q&A session with Whitney Wilkinson, Oklahoma Agritourism’s Marketing Coordinator, and a panel of successful local agritourism hot spots. Here are some of the questions we’ll be answering:

  • How can you get started?
  • What activities are considered Agritourism?
  • What are the requirements to be considered an agritourism stop?

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: Sapulpa Campus Dates: TBD Hours: 2 Days: T Times: 6:00p-8:00p Tuition: $0 Fees & Supplies: $0 Total Cost: $0

Direct to Consumer Sales

Consumers are increasingly interested in understanding the origins of their food, even in the beef industry. Offering direct meat sales is a great opportunity to diversify your livestock operation, and for financial growth.

Join us in this informative workshop held in collaboration with OSU Extension, where we’ll discuss the different requirements and strategies for selling meat directly to the consumer.

Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

  • Best practices for consumer education
  • How to determine pricing
  • Inspection requirements
  • Selling options: on the hoof or by the package

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Dinner will be provided.

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: Drumright Campus Dates: TBD Hours: 3 Days: Th Times: 6:00p-9:00p Tuition: $0 Fees & Supplies: $25 Total Cost: $25

Homemade Food Sales (HB1032)

Learn from the program coordinator for the Homemade Food Freedom Act what the new law allows Oklahomans to create and sell from their own kitchen.

The Oklahoma Home Bakery Act of 2013 made it legal to prepare baked goods in an uninspected home kitchen and sell the goods from the homeowner’s premises. As of November 1, 2021, Oklahomans are now allowed to sell homemade food products that do not contain any meat, poultry, seafood, meat by-products, unpasteurized milk, cannabis, marijuana, or is an alcoholic beverage up to $75,000 each year.

In this class, you will get the opportunity to better understand this law and have an opportunity to ask questions to Justin McConaghy, Produce Program Coordinator for the Homemade Food Freedom Act

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: Sapulpa Campus Dates: TBD Hours: 2 Days: Th Times: 6:00p-8:00p Tuition: $15 Fees & Supplies: $0 Total Cost: $15

Livestock Futures

The basic principle of commodity trading is to buy low and sell high. Do you need help understanding when that is?

Or perhaps you want to learn how to better price protect your product at the market? Come learn how to apply that strategy to your farm and ranch operations.

Justin Lewis, KIS Futures broker since 2004, will teach you the basics of:

  • Broker Assisted Services
  • Futures and Options Hedging Strategies
  • Livestock and Grain Futures trading

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: 201 N Settle Dr, Drumright Dates: TBD Hours: 2 Days: Th Times: 6:00p-8:00p Tuition: $0 Fees & Supplies: $0 Total Cost: $0

Livestock Photography

No matter the species, a good picture is crucial to the advertisement of your livestock.

Instructor Dusty Oldenburg, owner of Oldenburg Photography, is an expert livestock photographer with success photographing the ring and the ranch. She will teach students the art of showcasing their livestock in order to increase attractiveness for your sales.

This class instructs you on:

  • Camera Shooting Modes
  • Location/Pen Setup and Photo Angles
  • Photoshop Editing

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: 201 N Settle Dr, Drumright Dates: TBD Hours: 12 Days: T Times: 6:00p-9:00p Tuition: $175 Fees & Supplies: $0 Total Cost: $175

QuickBooks for Ag

QuickBooks online offers a hassle-free solution for maintaining your farm and ranch records. By using this software, you can easily access and secure your data on a digital cloud. This tool can help you to assess your financial reports and collaborate with your accountant, thus making your business more efficient.

Please bring your personal laptop to the class. In case you don’t have one, we can provide a computer if available. During the class, you will learn about the following:

  • Identifying useful reports to track business finances
  • Monitoring assets
  • Setting up a chart of accounts
  • Tracking income and expenses

Please note that the price does not include the QuickBooks online subscription.

Questions? Call 918.352.4517

Class is free for all FFA leaders and students in the Central Tech district.

Location Dates Hours Days Times Tuition Fees & Supplies Total Cost Sign Up
Campus: 201 N Settle Dr, Drumright Dates: TBD Hours: 12 Days: Th Times: 6:00p-9:00p Tuition: $50 Fees & Supplies: $0 Total Cost: $50