Beef Checkoff Seeking Millennial Advocates, One-on-One Sessions for Farmers: This Week’s Industry News

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Beef Checkoff Seeking Millennial Advocates
The beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), and in partnership with the Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC), has announced the launch of the 2016-2017 ‘Millennial to Millennial’ (M2M) Advocate Program. The M2M program aims to identify young adults with a passion to advocate for the beef community within the commonwealth and the northeast United States. This team of Millennial advocates helps educate the public about beef at large consumer expos and events throughout the year. Interested students must attend either The Pennsylvania State University or Delaware Valley University and submit an application and resume by October 10 on the NEBPI website application page. Checkoff staff will host interviews on the student’s respective campus to determine placement on the Millennial Advocate team.

One-on-One Sessions Help Farmers Get Answers to Financial Questions
University of Vermont (UVM) Extension farm business educators will be available during October for private consultations with farmers to answer questions on finances and business planning. These farm business and budget clinics will be offered at various UVM Extension Offices throughout the state. The cost is $25 for a 90-minute one-on-one session. Farmers are asked to bring relevant business records including recent bank account statements, farm bookkeeping reports, their most recent IRS Schedule F tax form, loan documentation and any farm notes used to track previous production and yields.