BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – January 7, 2021 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program is presenting a series of resources this winter through its Agribusiness Management Program (AMP).
The series includes three videos featuring farm families who have benefitted from AMP offerings in addition to several articles written by agribusiness professionals. The articles cover topics such as depreciation, creating an entity, year-end processing, adjusted gross income, and an entire series dedicated to what farmers need to know about hiring workers.
AMP is designed to provide farmers with go-to advice and guidance on many agribusiness management topics from succession planning to marketing. Through AMP, ISA hopes to provide farmers with peace of mind in their decision making, endurance in running their operations, excellence in the caliber of available resources and most importantly legacy, and the ability to see their farming operations through to the next generation.
“It takes an informed and resilient team to grow the financial health, wealth and legacy of the family farm. The AMP resources are designed to support your busy farm family to ‘Stay Strong, Live Long,’ because your time is valuable, but your peace of mind is priceless,” said Linda Kull, ISA Director of Ag Innovations.
One of the videos features ISA District 7 Director and Utilization Committee member Bryan Severs’ family farm and how AMP helps them in making the best business decisions for their operation.
“AMP is a great resource for farmers,” said Severs. “It can help in a lot of ways on your family farm. If you have questions about marketing, technology, and other agribusiness management topics, AMP is a great program to utilize to be successful.”
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website www.ilsoy.org.
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