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BRIEF: Series for Latinos to focus on business of farming

May 17, 2014

By Mike Irwin, The Wenatchee World, Wash.

May 17--WENATCHEE -- The Center for Latino Farmers will sponsor a three-evening workshop here this month on how to manage the business side of a farm.

The Farm Risk Management Educational Series will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m.May 27-29 at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave.

Topics in the series will include the importance of good farm-business management, risk awareness, insurance, legalities of forming a farm business, corporations, warehouse contracts, purchasing, property rights, water rights, estate planning, food safety and more.

The series is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program. The Yakima-based Center for Latino Farmers works to educate self-employed producers and farm workers with limited English skills.

To register or learn more about the series, call (509)-453-3157. Those interested are urged to call soon as space is limited to 20 participants.

Reach Mike Irwin at 509-665-1179 or Read his blog Everyday Business or follow him on Twitter at @MikeIrwinWW.


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