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Ag Business Management

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Ag Business Management Program at Kiamichi Tech will continue to support clients on a regular basis, with some risk reduction procedures being implemented during mandated campus closures. New and exisiting clients can contact Clyde Spears for continued services and support. The following resources are available for farmers and ranchers who are experiencing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the links below to access resources.

CARES Act for Farmers: Under the Cares Act, funds may become available through the Farm Service Agency in the coming weeks. Legislation has been passed but funding has not yet been allocated. Check back here for updates or click here to find contact information for your county Farm Service Agency Executive Director. 

Note on Private Pesticide Training: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture is issuing private pesticide licenses by mail. This option will be discontinued once the testing centers are back open. The licenses will be valid through December 31, 2023. To obtain a packet, call the Oklahoma State University mailing center at (405) 744-9037.

About Agricultural Business Management

Kiamichi Technology Centers Agricultural Business Management Program has provided assistance to over five-hundred farmers and ranchers throughout Southeast Oklahoma since 1999. The program is one of seventeen similar programs across the state. The main objective of the ABM program is help agricultural families achieve their business and family goals through improved management, organization, and efficiency practices.

The management plan you develop through the program will be logical, easily maintained and personalized to your management style and resources. The ABM Coordinator will assist you in developing this plan by helping you gather facts and information about your operation as well as identifying and utilizing all the resources available to you.

The ABM program also offers classroom training which enables clients to learn record-keeping skills and interact with other individuals involved in agricultural based businesses. Clients learn how to use records in their financial, tax, and production based agricultural business. Some of the services provided by Kiamichi Tech ABM program that includes in class as well as on the operation are:

  • Information and assistance with USDA agriculture programs
  • Training and assistance with setting up and maintaining farm record keeping systems
  • Farm Services Borrower Training Certification
  • Loan assistance
  • Marketing
  • Alternative Agriculture
  • Extensive computer and software assistance
  • Research and assistance with equipment and other capital purchases
  • Financial and production seminars designed to keep farmers and ranchers current with up to date information
  • Assistance with soil and hay testing
  • Livestock computer herd tracking programs

 

Contact the Ag Business Management Coordinator

Clyde Spears
(918) 426-0940

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OSU Extension: Ag Calculators

Visit OSU’s beef extension site for an expansive list of calculators, spreadsheet templates, decision guides and other tools that help you make the right business decisions for your operation. 

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