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Two Economists and a Lender Webinar Series presents:

Inflation and Interest Rates

Two topics that have come up frequently in 2021 are inflation and interest rates. While on everyone’s mind, conversations about these are often mired with ambiguity and uncertainty. We reviewed the latest data and considered what might be ahead.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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The Overlooked Risks

Every farm knows the importance of a risk management plan, but are we overlooking risks such as counter-party risks or blackswans? In this episode, we’ll share ideas for improving your risks management plan.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Live: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. CT

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Nov 18 web 

Net Present Value

A helpful tool for decision-making is the net present value analysis, especially for analyzing investments. In this episode, we'll discuss NPV and provide examples for how you can apply this framework.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021
Live: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. CT

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Dec 16 web 

Reviewing 2021, Preparing for 2022

It’s easy to get focused on year-end activities, but this is also the time to plan for 2022. In this episode, we’ll review key considerations as you make plans for the next year.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Live: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. CT

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Previously Recorded Webinars

Getting Started with a CapEx Plan
Learn more about creating a multi-year, strategic capital expenditure plan.
Moving Beyond "Know Your Costs of Production"
Learn more about how to factor cash flow, accounting and economic costs into your management decisions.
Return on Investment
Learn more about what ROI means, how it is calculated and how to integrate it into the decision-making process.
The Economics of Family Living
Our latest webinar covered easy-to-overlook expenses, tips for measuring and tracking family living and benchmarks to consider.
Spring 2021 Outlook
Learn how an environment of tight ending stocks, early planting and a strong pricing outlook could affect your operation and marketing plan.
Marketing Plans that Weather the Storm
Learn more about creating a marketing plan that weathers the unexpected.
Barriers to Budgeting: Allocating Fixed Expenses
Learn more about accounting for hard-to-allocate expenses.
2020 Market Forces Lift Farmland Values
Learn more about the economic factors driving land values.
Preparing for 2021
Learn more about key considerations for 2021 planning.
Equipment: Lease Versus Own
Key factors to keep in mind when considering lease versus purchasing decisions.
Marketing Plans and Decision Traps
Learn how a marketing plan is the best tool for overcoming traps and shortcomings in decision making.
Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements
The recording from the Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements webinar is available.

Farm Credit Services of America launched an ongoing educational series that tackles topics tailored to young and beginning producers.


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