The Niobrara Conservation District is pleased to partner with the Plank Stewardship initiative to bring you a financial analysis workshop series. The goal of the workshops is to introduce the concept of enterprise accounting and demonstrate the methodology of calculating production costs. The material will be tailored for agriculture operations and presented by experienced instructors with a long history of working with Wyoming and Montana producers.
The Plank Stewardship Initiative was established with the belief that the future health of high plains ecosystems depends on land managers and landowners’ ecological, financial and social stewardship. Ranchers and farmers must make a living in order for the high plains landscapes to be managed for resiliency and ecologic health. Long-term sustainability depends on profitability as well as ecologic and social integrity. One issue cannot be maximized or neglected at the expense of other two. Tris Munsick, originally from Dayton, WY, will lead the discussion of enterprise financial management. With a degree in Rangeland Ecology as well as an Applied and Agricultural Economics degree, Tris will work with you on each enterprise within your operation.
The sessions will begin December 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Participants will meet twice a month in January and February. Please RSVP to the office at 334-9957 or email at [email protected] “To hay or not to hay” is just one of several topics that may challenge your mind.