Kansas State University
K-State to help farmers weather ag economy downturnWICHITA — Kansas farmers who are facing some hard decisions due to another down year for farm income and a pessimistic outlook for 2017 are getting help from agricultural experts at Kansas State University. The school will hold a series of eight workshops across the state starting next week called the ‘Top 10 Considerations to Navigate a Struggling Farm Economy’ as a way to help producers handle the downturn. Farm operating loans for the past growing season typically come due Jan. 1, and agricultural experts say many growers can’t make the payments.
‘In some respects, the goal of this conference is to help producers avoid bankruptcy, to make adjustments in their operations while they still can,’ Kansas State Department of Agriculture Economics head Allen Featherstone said.
The university also expanded its farm analyst program to provide one-on-one assistance to farmers dealing with financial challenges.
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