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Growing Your Business Profits

FREE Agricultural Finance Workshop (Advanced Registration Required)

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When: July 11, 2024 - 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, 18710 SW 288 St., Homestead, Florida

What: Download 2024 Workshop Agenda

On July 11, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Texas A&M will host a free, in-depth workshop, Business Planning & Tax Management for Farmers & Ranchers, that fulfills the USDA FSA financial training requirement for borrowers seeking loans. This in-person-only workshop will teach participants effective financial skills and provide tools to navigate the complexities of financial planning, tax obligations, estate planning, and understanding financial statements.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What's on the Agenda?

    Business Planning and Tax Management for  

    Farmers and Ranchers 

    Thursday, July 11, 2024 

    8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

    UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County  
    18710 SW 288 Street 
    Homestead, FL 33030 



    8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee 


    9 a.m. Welcome 

    UF/IFAS Extension Miami/Dade County 


    Introduction to AgFTAP Program 

    Dr. Yuri Calil – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 


    9:15 a.m. USDA Programs Update 

    David Stephens, USDA AgFTAP 


    10:00 a.m. Heirs Property and Succession Planning 

    Eduardo Medina, New Mexico State University 


    10:45 a.m. Break 


    11:00 a.m. Agribusiness Development and Taxes 

    Darrell Tennie – The Tennie Agriculture Group 


    11:45 a.m. Financial Statements Analysis 

    Dr. Derek Farnsworth – University of Florida 


    12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch 


    1 p.m. Wrap Up and Adjourn (Exam + Evaluations for FSA Borrowers) 

  • How Much Does The Workshop Cost?

    This workshop is 100% FREE for all attendees, and even includes lunch! However, advanced registration is required.


    Registration is available here:


  • Is This Workshop Accessible for Spanish Speakers? ¿Este taller es accesible para personas que hablan español?

    While the workshop will be conducted in English, Texas A&M is providing Spanish-speaking support for participants with limited English proficiency. 

    Si bien el taller se llevará a cabo en inglés, Texas A&M está proporcionando apoyo en español para los participantes con habilidades limitadas en inglés.

  • What Topics Will Be Covered?

    Topics Covered will Include:

    • Business Planning and Taxes
    • Heirs Property & Succession Plans
    • USDA Programs
    • Financial Statements
  • Who is this Workshop For?

    This workshop is targeted to growers/producers, landowners, beginning or small farmers, accountants, bookkeepers and members of the finance, agribusiness and public policy communities.

  • Why Should I Attend?

    Why attend?

    • Starting a business is a big achievement, but maintaining one is the larger challenge.
    • Learn to create a simple business plan, understand cash flow, or improve your business skills in this hands-on workshop.
    • No previous knowledge necessary. If you have a business, you should attend this unique workshop in South Florida
    • Participation in this workshop fulfills the USDA FSA financial training requirement for borrowers seeking loans.