I-29 Moo University to start Dec. 20

AP file photo This 2009 file photo shows dairy cattle at a farm near Volga. Moo University, a program aimed at enhancing the dairy community along the I-29 corridor will begin on Dec. 20.

BROOKINGS – The I-29 Moo University, of which SDSU Extension is a collaborating partner, is hosting a webinar, Improving Conversations With Your Lender, Thursday, Dec. 20.

The Improving Conversations With Your Lender webinar will focus on preparing the information that lenders need. 

“This webinar will provide viewers with an outline and explanation of banking benchmarks and financial documents that lenders need to evaluate loans,” said Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension dairy field specialist.

The webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. (CDT) and will include time for questions.

The program will focus on improving enterprise expense breakdowns, banking benchmarks, while gaining a better understanding of documents your lender needs and identifying follow-up information that is available.

SDSU Extension livestock business management field specialist, Heather Gessner will present the information.

Gessner grew up on a diversified operation raising cattle and hogs, as well as corn, soybeans, oats and alfalfa. Since joining SDSU Extension in 2001, she has earned a national reputation for providing farmers and ranchers with enterprise analysis, budget spreadsheets, marketing education, as well as estate and transition planning, education and assistance.

Registration information

The webinar is provided at no cost, but on-line registration is required. To register visit the I-29 Moo University event page.

Those who register will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.

More about I-29 Moo University

The I-29 Moo University is a consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota as well as Dairy Producer Association representatives from those states.

In its thirteenth year, the consortium provides resources and education to enhance a sustainable dairy community along the I-29 corridor by focusing on: best management practices, utilization of research-based expertise and resources, and ag-vocating the benefits of a vibrant dairy community.

For more information about this webinar or other I-29 Moo University programs, contact Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension dairy field specialist by email or 605-882-5140.


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