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Interactive Workshops Teach Skills for Successful Business Management

September 14, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The key to a successful business lies in five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.

Agricultural and horticulture business owners will have the opportunity to hone and enhance their management skills through a series of hands-on workshops being offered this fall.

Ohio State University Extension and the North Central Risk Management Education Center are hosting the interactive workshops, designed for those in the agricultural and horticulture industries to assist in their business and personal management goals. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with other agricultural and horticultural oriented individuals, study efficient management systems, and obtain skills that can make a difference in how they operate.

There are two workshop locations set for the fall. One workshop will be held every Thursday, from Oct. 14 through Nov. 18 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the OSU Extension Defiance County office, 6879 Evansport Road, Defiance. Friday morning workshops will also be offered Oct. 15 through Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. until noon at the OSU Extension Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green.

Workshop topics include assisting in identifying opportunities that will enhance your ability to manage your business; developing mission statements, objectives, goals and tactics for your business; understanding the five basic management functions; applying basic management concepts and skills to your business; finding, recruiting, selecting, hiring and training employees to become an effective part of your team; and learning how to utilize financial and other resource people.

Workshop registration is $150 for the first participant from a business and $125 for additional employees attending. Registration deadline is Oct. 1. For additional workshop information or to register, please contact Beth Fausey Scheckelhoff (, or Becky McCann ( Both can be reached by calling 419-354-6916.

Candace Pollock
Becky McCann