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Midwest Seminar Succeeds in Providing Valuable Information to Farmers

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  Midwest Seminar Focuses on Current Financial Challenges in Farming
 Last week we had two live seminars addressing challenges we are facing as farmers in the current farm economy.  Numerous farmers attended our seminars and many more attended via our internet live stream.  Overall, people were very engaged with the speakers and a lot of useful information was provided. Thank you to Doug Adelsperger for speaking on Chapter 12 bankruptcy and bankruptcy alternatives.   I would also like to thank Todd Landrum for speaking on alternative financing that centers around an operating loan being provided that is secured by growing crops, and not hard assets such as land and machinery.  Lastly, thank you to Mike Gustafson who traveled all the way from South Dakota to discuss the deferment of capital gains, which is a very important topic to the retiring farmer or farmer that is required to sell assets that are subject to capital gains.  
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Upcoming Free Seminar Aims to Offer Preventative Maintenance as well as Real Time Help with Current Farm Economy.
           As many are aware, there will be upcoming seminars on January 22 and 23 that center around the challenges with the current farm economy.The 22nd will be at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana, at 6 pm, while on the 23rd the location will be the Robin’s Nest Event Center, Battle Creek, Michigan, at 6 pm.Those wishing to attend should call and RSVP at 260-351-4440.

I am thankful to the several professionals who have been gracious enough to give their time by pitching in to make this event come together.The title of the seminar is “Navigating the Farm through Difficult Financial Times”.Someone recently told me that they wished I had more of an upbeat topic to present.I told this individual that, sure, we all wish times were better and there were more feel good topics to speak on.However, as with any business, farming is cyclical, and during down times, worthwhi…