Clemson workshop to help flood-stricken farmers prep for 2016
SANTEE — Clemson University Extension will have a workshop Dec. 9 in Santee to help farmers review lending options and project crop prices to determine what to plant in 2016.
The event is free and will be 1 to 4 p.m. at the Santee Convention Center, 194 Brooks Boulevard, Santee.
Presenters include Clemson Extension farm business consultant Scott Mickey; Extension agriculture economist Nathan Smith; and Lynn Huggins, farm loan manager with the Farm Service Agency. Speakers will provide information about traditional loans from private lenders and federal emergency loans available to farmers who incurred losses from this year’s flood.
Farm loan officers from lending institutions also will participate in a panel discussion to answer questions from the audience.
Smith will provide a crop budget outlook for 2016 to project the cost of production for various row crops. He will also discuss the projected crop price outlook for next year.
Sponsors of the workshop are ArborOne Farm Credit and AgSouth Farm Credit.