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Deadline Nears For The Agribusiness Management Training Program

If you own or help manage an agricultural business and want to improve your management skills, you might be interested in an upcoming educational program. But you”ll need to act fast.

Scheduled to start Dec. 9, the Agribusiness Executive Management Program is designed to help agricultural business managers get better at handling complex management challenges.

The series is includes four two-day seminars, or learning modules. Each focuses on a different set of business skills: Managing Capital and Financial Resources, Managing People, The Structure of Agricultural Markets, and Management.

The Department of Commerce has set aside $20,000 that agricultural producers can use to cover the cost of participating in the program, which is sponsored by the School of Business and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension.

Farmers can receive up to $250 for each of the program”s four modules, or $1,000 if they complete all four. The $20,000 will cover the full program costs of 20 producers.

The funds will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program has room for 35 participants. Many of the spots are taken, but there is still room, and some funds are still available. Participants can enroll in one module or the entire series.

Producers interested in receiving one of the AEMP grants must first complete a program module in order to receive their grant. Producers will be notified that they are scheduled to receive a grant before they begin a module.

Producers will be required to complete an application to qualify for the AEMP grants. These applications can be obtained by calling (608) 262-9982 or mailing a request to the Agribusiness Executive Management Program, 975 University Avenue, Suite 3260, Madison, WI 53706.