Join CCOF and California FarmLink for a webinar on tools to help you manage the financial risks associated with farming.
Farm Finance Tools to Help You Manage Risk
California FarmLink and CCOF’s farm financial management webinar will get you started (or keep you going) on the right financial track. By the end of the webinar, you will understand:
The basics of credit scores and how to improve or establish credit history
Different types of agricultural loans, and how a loan might work for you
Cash flow management to manage financial risk
How to use farm balance sheets and income statements to manage debt
The benefits of diversification
Business structures and their implications for debt and building equity
About Our Speaker
Brett Melone, Director of Lending, California Farmlink Brett Melone has served as director of lending at California FarmLink since July 2014. Melone previously served as a loan officer since July 2013, after serving as a member of the California FarmLink Board of Directors and Loan Committee.
Melone has more than 15 years of experience supporting the business success of farmers and leading nonprofit organizations that serve farmers. He has extensive non-profit management experience and served as the executive director of Friends of MarViva Foundation and as the executive director of the Agriculture & Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) in Salinas, California. He is also an adjunct instructor of sustainable agriculture at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Melone has a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations, business, and Spanish from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Arts degree in international environmental policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.