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The Management Calendar

Farm Business Management Update, February/March 2004

By Gordon Groover

I thought we lived in the sunny South? So far Blacksburg has seen lots of snow, ice, wind, and more than a few days of bitter cold temperatures. If you need an excuse to stay inside and work on the books or stare at the computer screen, you've got it! For those who have not started on the paperwork, remember the first day of spring is less than two months away and federal taxes for most farmers are due in to the IRS by March 1. Listed below are the items that need to be included on the farm business managers' calendar for the first quarter of 2004.

Winter is the time to get the book work done, and the weather is signaling that this is a wise use of your time. Besides it's a lot more comfortable inside next to the woodstove.

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