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The Management Calendar

Farm Business Management Update, February/March 2003

By Gordon Groover

It has been a good year to stay inside and get the paperwork done. Snow, wind, and bitter cold temperatures should have served as an incentive to stay inside by the warm glow of the computer screen. If you have not started on the paperwork, remember the first day of spring is less than 2 months away. Listed below are the items that need to be included on the farm business managers' calendar for the first quarter of 2003.

2003 appears to be starting off a little better than last year, Virginia along with most of the east coast have much higher surface and ground water levels. The U.S. Drought Monitor site ( indicates that the drought is over.

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