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Needed- More Financial Literacy Needed Down on the Farm

Thu, 27 May 2010 6:04:30 CDT

Needed- More Financial Literacy Needed Down on the Farm This past week at the Joint USDA-DOJ Workshop on Competition in Agriculture- the focus at the Alabama session was on the Poultry industry. Contract poultry growers were complaining of the lack of profit available to them in the business- and Dr. Michael Dicks agreed, at least in part.

However, Dr. Dicks, the Teacher Ag Economics Professor at Oklahoma State University, assumed the role of Teacher at the Workshop as he criticized those who are in the poultry business and don't know even the basics about their financial status.

Dr. Dicks told the Workshop participants that very few farmers or ranchers across the country have all of the financial data about their operation that they really need to operate like a business should.

Click on the Listen Bar below to hear some of Michael Dicks and his Business Economics 101 that he offered the Poultry Competition Workshop in Alabama last Friday. Click here for the website for all of the DOJ-USDA Workshops- there will be a link eventually here for information from the Alabama session that will


Michael Dicks Acts Lilke a Professor and Teaches Business Economics 101 at USDA-DOJ Workshop in Alabama
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