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Farm Business Management Update, February/March 2006

By Gordon Groover (, Extension Economist, Farm Management, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

Paperwork - who wants to sit at a desk with pencil in hand when it's warm outside? Long-term, it does pay off by having information to make better decisions and hopefully more dollars for family living. 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 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 2006.

Well... just get the paperwork done! Ask any Virginia Tech campus or field faculty member; we've all just finished our annual reports. It feels really good to get them done, reflect on our accomplishments, and make plans for the next 12 months.

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