Penn State Extension Farm Workshop: Building Management and Leadership Excellence


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Everything previously learned about economics and business management must be applied to farms.

The difference in profitability of the top 20 percent and the bottom 20 percent of commercial farms continues to grow every year. Even the best and most successful farm businesses have issues.

Management issues

Penn State Extension recognizes that it is necessary to grow your knowledgeof the management issues impacting the long term viability of a commercial farm. Skills required to adequately address the challenges of incorporating technological and regulatory change, analyzing market shifts, managing personnel and using appropriate fiscal oversight are increasingly complex in any business.


Join Penn State Extension Jan. 13-14 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pa. for the farm executive workshop where attendees can enhance management and leadership capacity.

This workshop will sharpen your decision-making, leadership and management abilities through small group discussions, interactive sessions and engagement with world class industry professionals. The program curriculum includes a selection of agricultural management topics specifically chosen to address the needs of mid-Atlantic and north east agricultural business executives.

Business management processes

All sessions emphasize practical insights and practices that grow capacity to implement classic business management processes.

If anyone wishing to understand that farmers do not manage a farm, but that you manage a farm business – this workshop is for you. Registration and program details can be found at:


For additional information, contact John Berry at 610-391-9840 or


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