UF Academy of Ranch Management

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Keep a look out for new Programs offered by the Academy!


A new program is now available!

 

The Academy of Ranch Management is hosting an important workshop about Transition and Succession planning in January of 2018.

Succession and transition planning is not an easy process, indicating why the failure to plan is so widespread within agribusinesses and other business communities.  The hardest part of succession planning oftentimes is establishing and defining where to begin or even how to begin. This  half day workshop will provide you with expert guidance to introduce you to approaches for developing a strong transition plan for you and your family.   

 

Suggested attendees are founders along with one’s spouse, current owner/operators and their spouse, next generation individuals along with their spouse and business managers. Up to 8 people can attend per group.

 

Attendees can choose from two different dates and locations:

  • January 23rd, 2018 from 10AM to 3PM at the FCA headquarters in Kissimmee, Florida
  • January 24TH, 2018 from 10AM to 3PM at the Straughn Center on UF campus in Gainesville, Florida

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early to reserve a spot for you and your family.

To register for one of the meetings,  click here

 

Previously held program

Managerial Accounting program  The goal for the Managerial Accounting Program was to provide participants with business management tools and ideas which can be immediately implemented for their businesses. Small group discussion at the meetings  allowed attendees to build upon their  business and managerial skills in order to  improve the competitive position of their ranches.  The latest key performance indicators (KPIs)  and accounting practices were also discussed at these sessions.

 

Topics included:07_agen_buck4h

  • -Why ranch accounting and analysis is important,
  • -Developing profit and cost centers,
  • -How to get quality accounting information,
  • -How to get quality accounting information,
  • -Defining key performance indicators,
  • -Using models for projections,
  • -How to evaluate cash flow needs,
  • -Developing production budgets

 

This was a three part workshop series:

  • January 11th and 12th, 2017 in Kissimmee Florida,
  • Follow up meeting – March 15th at the FCA quarterly meeting in Tallahassee
  • Follow up meeting –  June 22nd at the annual FCA convention, Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Lake Buena Vista, FL

 

 


 

Mission of the Academy of Ranch Management wagon wheel

The Academy provides advanced training and continuing education to agribusiness producers.  We offer throughout the year individual workshops designed for and directed toward agricultural producers, and advanced agribusiness training series  directed to ranch management.

 

Why enroll  in one of these workshops  cattle in the field

Agribusinesses is a high risk often low return business that requires successful managers and owners to possess a diverse and somewhat unique skill set.  The workshops provided through the academy of ranch management  will cover a range of topics.  These workshops are designed with a focus on agribusiness.  The academy  deliverables will allow managers and owners to obtain the latest information, tools, and technologies in focused workshops.  The goal of the Academy of Ranch Management is to assist participants in developing and maintaining  a competitive advantage, and be a success in their field.

 

Please contact us at: UFARM@vetmed.ufl.edu

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