Deep Water or High Tide Scheduled for February 27

Profitability in crop production has been good these past years. Now, prices are dropping. What does this downward trend mean for farmers’ future finances? Deep Water or High Tide will help participants understand if their farm’s financial boat is in deep water or stranded on the beach.
 
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is presenting Deep Water or High Tide on February 27 at the Iowa Western Community College Page-Fremont County Center at 1001 W. Sheridan in Shenandoah. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
 
Tim Eggers, Kelvin Leibold, and Kristen Schulte, ISU Extension and Outreach Ag Economists, will guide the learning experience. The day will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on activities using the computer lab. There will be friendly competition as teams take their case farms though the challenges of 2014.
 
Tim Eggers said, “Deep Water or High Tide is designed to help farmers manage their finances in times of lower profitability.” He continued, “This program emphasizes learning through doing. Participants will be able to go home and put their farm through the same financial stresses they put the case farms through.”
 
The cost for Deep Water or High Tide is $25 per person, which includes a notebook of supporting documents and lunch. Pre-registration is due February 24. Deep Water or High Tide is funded by a grant from the USDA-NIFA.
 
For more information and to register, call Page County Extension at 712-542-5171 or toll free at 877-596-7243 or e-mail Heidi Carter at heidic@iastate.edu.

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