Here is an opportunity you may want to take advantage of to increase your financial competence concerning your agriculture opperation. Dont forget to take advantage of the benchmarking website for nursery growers as well. https://hortbusiness.ifas.ufl.edu/analysis/
Sharpen Your Financial Skills at the 2012 Financial Management Conference!
Market dynamics continue to change, capital requirements are increasing for operations at a rapid rate and positive business margins are difficult to maintain. The unknowns of the marketplace are greater due to the sensitivity of the current global economic situation as well as global trade issues. The participation of outside capital continues to be a variable in markets that create the risk of more volatility. All of this points to the fact that financial risk management is more important than any other time in history. Florida Grower would like to inform you about the 2012 Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference being held in Kissimmee, FL, Sept. 9-11, 2012.
This opportunity will offer those involved with the day-to-day business management, the decision making ability to increase their knowledge of what the "Fundamentals" of the global agriculture market suggest, understand key "technical" financial measurements of your business, and use these to proactively position your business to circumvent road blocks or obstacles, and also capitalize on opportunities.
The next decade in agriculture will present your business with more opportunities than the past thirty years. Plan to attend this seminar so you can be ready! At the conference, you'll hear industry leaders talk on the following topics and trends:
Positioning Your Business for the Wild World of Global Economics
• Review key financial ratios, benchmarks, and guidelines that can be used in operating your business
• Quick reads on how to allocate profits, build liquidity and wealth in your financial statement.
• What financial factors influence cash flow?
• See why sales growth causes cash flow problems.
• Understanding your lender and what they want of their borrowers
What Will it Take to Return the US Economic Growth Path to Its Former Glory?
Estate and Succession Planning
Tax Tips and Traps
Agriculture Economy Outlook
Marketing Florida Agriculture Products in a Global Market
Click here form more information http://fafmc.org/