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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Business Financials: The Basics

When:  Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3950 Newman Road, Joplin MO map...


The first in a series of three, this training is designed for business owners, managers, and those who want to learn how to turn financial statements into useful management tools. Participants will review the accounts listed on the Profit & Loss statement and Balance Sheet and will learn how to calculate several useful ratios from these financial statements. Participants will then learn how to make business decisions from this information.

Date: December 13 (Thursday), 2:30pm- 4:30pm

Location: Plaster Hall, MSSU. On the day of the event, yellow signs at the entrances of Plaster Hall will display room number.

Cost: $49 more...

Registration: more...




Lisa Robinson,
Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State University (MSSU)
phone: 417-625-9575

Building Your Business Plan - NEW!

When:  Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MSU's Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO map...


Preparation is key to the success of any business venture. Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, planning is critical. This seminar provides an overview of two approaches to business plans and the steps necessary to develop those plans.

Topics Include:

· Business success factors
· Business Model Canvas for an informal plan
· Five minutes, three crucial sections
· Sources for evaluating the industry, market and competition
· Target market identification
· How to develop basic financial projections
· Debt and equity funding options
· Successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders/investors
· Using the plan to manage your business  more...


Visit or call 417-837-2617 more...




Tara Horton,
Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University (MSU)
phone: 417-837-2617

2018 Greene County Hay School (Session 3 of 3)

When:  Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Missouri State University Darr Ag Center
2401 S. Kansas Expressway, Springfield MO map...


Topics covered and speakers will be:
Forage Quality; Hay Testing
Hay Fertility Management
Pest Management and Scouting Techniques
Forages for Southwest Missouri Hay
Hay Storage and Feeding
Hay Baleage Harvest Systems
Economics of Hay Production
Alfalfa Management
Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Cattle

Session topic:

Economics of Hay Production Pest Management Alfalfa Management


Click the "More" button below to register online. Select Greene County Hay School.

Contact the Greene County MU Extension Center at 417-881-8909 or by email at if you have specific needs or questions..




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$25 for the entire 3 night series, including meals $40 for a couple from the same household or farm. Contact the extension center for special circumstances.


C. Tim Schnakenberg,
MU Extension in Stone County
phone: 417-357-6812