TWO UPCOMING workshops will help Mississippi catfish producers evaluate operational changes and the overall financial health of their farms.

The east Mississippi workshop will take place May 10 at the Four-County Electric Power Association building in Mayhew, Miss. The Delta workshop will be May 17 in the Charles W. Capps Jr. Entrepreneurial Building at the Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center in Stoneville, Miss. Both workshops will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The free workshops are sponsored by Mississippi State University. One topic is the use of partial budgeting techniques. These techniques will be demonstrated with relevant examples. Producers also will learn how to evaluate the financial health of their operations through the use of balance sheets and income statements. Using financial ratios as a guide, operators will learn how to make financial decisions that can improve the long-term viability of their farms.

Interested producers should contact Mayme Pickens at 662-686-3269 with additional questions and to insure adequate seating.