A Farm Business Planning Workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10 at the S.J. Parker Cooperative Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The workshop gets underway with registration at 9:30 a.m. and is aimed at farmers and ranchers.

A Farm Business Planning Workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10 at the S.J. Parker Cooperative Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The workshop gets underway with registration at 9:30 a.m. and is aimed at farmers and ranchers.

Vanessa Moore, Farm Service Agency loan manager, will discuss U.S. Department of Agriculture loan programs and requirements and answer questions. Farmers will receive tips on completing their USDA loan applications, and assistance will be available for anyone needing it.

Also, Extension Associate Stephan Walker and UAPB Small Farm Director Henry English will conduct sessions and be on hand to answer questions and help farmers with the business side of their operations.

Farmers and ranchers will learn to project farm revenue and expenses for 2012, to analyze their 2011 farm records for wise decision making in 2012 and to select profitable enterprises. Information on USDA loan eligibility and feasibility, debt servicing and releasing funds for operating expenses will be discussed.

The workshop is sponsored by the Jefferson County Farm Service Agency Loan Division in cooperation with the UAPB Small Farm Program. The S.J. Parker Complex is located on the corner of Oliver Road and L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive.

Registration is free, but pre-registration is requested to insure adequate materials and for the lunch count. To register, contact Stephan Walker at 575-7237 or Vanessa Moore at 534-3200.