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One Page Risk Management Plan

A simple set of one-page tools to help you find success in your farming or other Good Food operation.


You probably know that business and financial planning can increase the financial performance of your farm, help you understand your business by being able to compare it to similar businesses, reduce your financial risk, increase your time efficiency, and improve your operation in other ways.

So why aren't you planning?

Chances are you would like to make plans for your future, but it’s difficult to understand where to begin. This webinar gives you three powerful, yet simple tools to begin the planning process for your farm. Each tool is just one page, but employing them will clarify your vision of your business, enable you to make well-considered financial decisions, and cut through confusion of what to do next when presented with day-to-day challenges.

This webinar explains the theory and take you through how one farm might use these tools to focus and succeed in farming.


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Presenter Bios

Gary Matteson

Gary MattesonGary Matteson works for the Farm Credit Council in Washington, DC, which is the trade organization of the Farm Credit System. Farm Credit is a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions, providing credit for the nation’s farmers and ranchers.

As the Vice President for Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Programs and Outreach, Gary seeks to identify and meet the needs of the next generation of farmers and ranchers as a part of Farm Credit’s enduring mission of service to agriculture and rural America. Farm Credit provided some $7.7 billion to young farmers, $12 billion for beginning farmers, and $14.2 billion in financing for small farmers in 2008.

Until recently Gary was a small farmer operating a wholesale greenhouse business in New Hampshire, including raising cattle for the local freezer beef market. He holds bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and biology from the University of Connecticut.

Tyler Matteson

Tyler MattesonTyler Matteson is a credit representative with Farm Credit East, the largest lender to agriculture in the Northeast. He has had articles published in industry publications like Grower Talks, Green Profit and Progressive Forage. Tyler has also worked at the Boston Flower Exchange and on his family’s greenhouse operation in rural New Hampshire.

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