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SDCGA offers Strategic Planning Workshop

Posted on June 04, 2007

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association (SDCGA) wants to assist ag producers in taking their operations to the next level by offering a Strategic Planning Workshop on June 14-15 at the Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls.

The SDCGA, Risk Management Agency and AgriSolutions, Inc., have teamed up to help producers make positive improvements in their financial future. Studies indicate that successful farms are the result of planning, execution and follow through. To stay competitive and meet the needs of a rapidly changing agricultural industry, individual producers need to regularly evaluate their operations and the Strategic Planning Workshop will help producers do just that.

"Understanding your farm business outlook is a key to thinking strategically and achieving success,” said Reid Jensen, president of the SDCGA. “This learning opportunity will allow producers the ability to update their business plan and position themselves for the future.”

Presented by Allen Lash of AgriSolutions, AS 303 – Strategic Planning & Business Plan Update, is a proactive, organized approach to building and managing a business. Strategic Planning helps producers define how well their operations’ current business strategy is working. Throughout the course, producers will complete exercises that help them answer the following questions:

  • What are the operation’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • How strong is the current competitive position?
  • Will they still be competitive 10-20 years from now?
  • What strategic issues does the operation face?

“Every agricultural producer in South Dakota can benefit by attending the SDCGA Business Planning Workshop,” said Jensen. “Lead your farm business into the future by charting the direction of your business.”

Register for the Farm Business Planning Workshops by calling (605) 334-0100.

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