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COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s agricultural economy is experiencing a number of stresses in 2019: Challenging weather and uncertain market conditions are leaving many farmers across the state under considerable financial stress. 

The reality is no one is immune to financial stress. 

Managing the day-to-day challenges of cash flow are tough. Layer in long-term planning, such as a business succession and retirement, and it can often feel overwhelming.  

Ohio Farm Bureau Financial Essentials program aims to alleviate these concerns through a series of workshops and online resources developed to help answer important financial questions. 

In collaboration with Nationwide, AgCredit, OSU Extension, Farm Credit Mid-America and Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA, these resources can help guide the path to financial security for a family, farm and business.

County Farm Bureaus are hosting workshops in several locations during August and September. Each session will include a meal provided by the county Farm Bureau.  

The sessions are free for Farm Bureau members and $10 for non-members. 

Workshops and locations: 

Essentials in Farm Succession Planning

Middlefield Aug. 16

Bellville Sept. 10

Essentials in Financial Risk Management

Pemberville Aug. 5 

Kenton Aug. 20

Kalida Sept. 5 

Van Wert Sept. 9 

Essentials in Retirement Planning

Wapakoneta Aug. 29

Jackson Sept. 11

To access resources such as podcasts, videos and worksheets, or to attend a local workshop, visit ofbf.org/financial-essentials.

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