Farmer’s tax guide

first_imgPoor tax planning can have you paying more to Uncle Sam and keeping less in your wallet. Farmers who want to prepare for next year’s tax return can turn to the Farmer’s Tax Guide.Available from most your local UGA Extension offices, the publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Farmers can use the guide to figure their tax contribution and complete their farm tax return. More tax specific information on any subject is available in specific IRS publications. Many of these free publications are referred to throughout the Farmer’s Tax Guide. One tip for farmers is to make note of things during the 2011 tax season that could have been done to reduce tax liability. Then, plan a tax strategy for this year that implements those findings. For example, if your taxable income is higher than expected toward the end of the year, go ahead and make purchases that you know you will need in the upcoming year to offset income. If taxable income is lower than expected, consider selling some stock or timber as your taxes would be lower than in a high-income year.UGA Extension produces a farm record book that many farmers find helpful. Spaces are provided for recording farm receipts and expenses, capital transactions, inventories, credit accounts, net-worth statements, crop records and individual labor records. For a copy of the Farmer’s Tax Guide, contact your local Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. The farm record book can be downloaded at www.caes.uga.edu/Publications/.last_img read more

Killington kicks off ski season today

first_imgKillington Pico Ski Resort Partners, LLC,Thanks to cold temperatures, the power of the world’s most extensive snowmaking system and a dedicated mountain operations staff, Killington Resort kicked off the 2010-11 ski and snowboard season today (Tuesday) at 10 am.Killington will offer upper-mountain skiing on four trails in the North Ridge area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The K-1 Gondola will provide uploading/downloading, while access back to the top of the K-1 Gondola from the North Ridge area will be via a 5-10 minute walk on the new Peak Walkway.‘The new Peak Walkway accomplishes our goal of utilizing our upper mountain snowmaking resources to build early-season momentum, offer our season pass holders and dedicated guests an outstanding experience on deep base depths and remain open for the season, conditions permitting,” said Chris Nyberg, Killington president and general manager.Killington will offer more difficult and most difficult terrain only. No beginner terrain will be available. Early-season lift tickets are $49 for adults (19-64), $42 for Young Adults (13-18) and Seniors (65-69) and $34 for Juniors (7-12) and Super Seniors (70+). Season pass holders who have not activated their passes may do so at the Snowshed Sales Center beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday.The Peak Restaurant will be open for lunch and the K-1 Lodge will be open for ticket sales, guest service, retail and restrooms. The early-season terrain park on Reason will also open Tuesday.Snowmaking crews will continue to take advantage of cold temperatures and focus on expanding terrain as conditions permit. Beginning Wednesday, Killington Resort will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week until Saturday, Nov. 27, when Killingotn will offer 8 a.m. openings of select lifts on weekends and peak days.Source: KILLINGTON, Vt. (November 1, 2010) ‘ About Killington ResortKillington Resort offers the most diverse ski and snowboard terrain in the East, world-class terrain parks, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world complemented by numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options. For the 2010-11 season, Killington Resort is the East Coast stop for the Winter Dew Tour, Jan. 20-23, showcasing the top winter ski and snowboard athletes from around the world competing in Superpipe and slopestyle competition at Bear Mountain. www.killington.com(link is external)last_img read more

Is Generation Z ready for the financial realities of college?

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Steve Goldberg Steve Goldberg is executive director of the CUNA Mutual Foundation & Community Relations for the CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he leads the company’s community involvement strategy. Goldberg … Web: www.cunamutual.com Details As today’s young people prepare for college – and for life after it – they’re facing two distinct challenges to their future financial health.Student DebtThe Wall Street Journal reports that average student debt is rising and more students are taking out loans to finance college. More specifically, it says more than 70 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients will graduate with a student loan, compared with less than half twenty years ago.Financial Literacy EducationWhile these trends continue to rise, so does the need for financial literacy among the next generation of college students: Generation Z. According to a national study from Northeastern University, 75 percent of students aged 16 to 19 don’t have a college savings plan, 29 percent say their parents have never talked to them about saving for college and one-quarter think that no amount of student loan debt will be manageable after college.One solution that can help teens prepare is the Financial Reality Fair developed by the National Credit Union Foundation. These experiential learning sessions, run through credit unions and credit union leagues across the nation, allow teens to encounter some of the financial challenges they’ll face when living on their own.Each fair is a hands-on experience where students are asked to identify their career and starting salaries, and then prepare budget sheets that require them to live within their monthly salaries while paying for basics like housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, food and other expenses. Throughout the fair, they face temptations for additional spending and learn to balance wants and needs. After the drill, they work with a financial counselor to review their budgets and discuss the importance of living within their financial means.There’s an easy way you can have an impact on Generation Z’s financial literacy as well, and it’s just a few clicks away.At CUNA Mutual Group, we’ve launched a holiday giving campaign that allows credit unions, state leagues, members, and anyone who’d like to support Generation Z through the Foundation’s Financial Reality Fairs by sharing photos or videos of holiday giving or volunteer efforts using the hashtag #CUGiveBack through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram by December 31.For every post the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation will donate $5 – up to a total of $10,000 – to the National Credit Union Foundation to support these reality fairs for teens.With this donation, the Foundation estimates it will be able to support 20 additional Financial Reality Fairs next year, reaching 100-250 students per fair, or up to 5,000 more teens than in 2015, providing needed financial education to Generation Z.For full details on the #CUGiveBack campaign, please visit here.last_img read more

The new project combines the beauties of Croatian parks with a unique camping experience

first_imgCroatia can be proud of the fact that such a small country has as many as 8 national parks and 11 nature parks and a large number of nature reserves, and the vast majority of us have visited at least part of this natural wealth. The project “CAMPING near PARKS in CROATIA” connects national parks and nature parks with activities and affordable accommodation on camping pitches or mobile homes in the immediate vicinity of untouched nature parks. But the question is how much have we really experienced these protected natural oases? Not just as visitors, but truly observing the awakening and calming of nature. How deeply did we feel the smells and sounds of nature in spring, summer, autumn or winter and what activities did we do in them? It consists of a brochure with a map of Croatian natural beauties and camps near parks and a web portal campinginparks.eu, and is intended for all campers and nature lovers. As many as 18 camps and a total of 19 national parks and nature parks are participating in the project.center_img Through the website you can plan your route, book camping accommodation and buy tickets for national parks and nature parks. It will help you better organize your trip, to visit as many parks, natural beauties and campsites as possible. The most common answer and justification is that we live hectic lives and do not have the time or money to enjoy the natural resources of Croatia.last_img read more

Mexico’s coronavirus pandemic could last until next April: Health official

first_imgIn an interview with Mexico’s Radio Formula, he warned that coronavirus infections may persist in significant numbers into the winter, carrying the pandemic into spring.”Flu season begins in October and there are some reasonable assumptions that we could also have a spike in COVID-19 along with the flu throughout the fall-to-winter season,” he said.When asked about the length of the pandemic in Mexico, Lopez-Gatell said it could last “until March to April of next year.”The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has estimated that Mexico will exceed 88,000 deaths from the coronavirus by October.Topics : The coronavirus pandemic could last in Mexico until next April, with infections expected to rise during the October flu season and through winter, a top health official said on Monday, further pushing back the potential resolution of the crisis.Mexico has recorded 261,750 total cases and 31,119 overall deaths, putting it in fifth place worldwide for most fatalities from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a Reuters tally.Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell, the coronavirus czar, has continually walked back forecasts about when the crisis would peak, and has said the death toll and infection tally are likely higher than reported figures.last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (January 29 – February 3)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report(January 29 – February 3)Players of the Week.Boys Basketball:  Conner Hubbard – Jac-Cen-DelORVC Report (January 29-February 3)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Sausage galore at the Brookville American Legion

first_imgBrookville, in. — Brookville American Legion Post #77 will hold the Butchering & Sausage Fest Sunday, October 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sausage sales, plus breakfast including sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, hash browns, goetta, fruit cup. Orange juice, milk and coffee.All you can eat for adults $10, kids 12-years-old and younger are $4.last_img

Ehiogu handed Spurs role

first_img Ehiogu, who has been working at the club’s academy on a part-time basis, played 240 times in the Premier League for Villa and earned four caps for England. The 41-year-old will be assisted by Matthew Wells, who is a former Spurs youth player and steps up from coaching the Under-15s, the club announced on their official website. Earlier this week, Tottenham announced former captain Ledley King has also been handed an official role with the academy, coaching the club’s Under-18s on a part-time basis. Tottenham have appointed former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu as the club’s new Under-21s coach.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hughes: FA decision sets precedent

first_imgStoke manager Mark Hughes feels the Football Association’s decision not to charge Garry Monk could have set a dangerous precedent. Press Association He then added, in a dig at Mark Clattenburg following his ban this week: “Sometimes they’ve got pop concerts to go to so maybe that’s the reason they don’t want to do that.” Stoke are looking to get back to winning ways against West Ham on Saturday following back-to-back defeats by Southampton in league and cup. However, the Potters will be without suspended duo Phil Bardsley and Peter Crouch, who Hughes revealed has apologised following his sending off against Southampton in midweek. Sam Allardyce is willing to incur the wrath of West Ham supporters by enforcing winter breaks for his key players. The Hammers have started the season in impressive form and sit fourth after last weekend’s 2-1 victory over reigning champions Manchester City. Many of West Ham’s new signings have settled into life at Upton Park and have played a part in leading Allardyce’s side into the Champions League places. But the 60-year-old is worried a number of those new recruits face burnout during the busy Christmas period when they are used to winter breaks in their previous leagues. “The games come so thick and fast you are pushing to get them back when they are not really ready but you have to,” he said. “The squad still has to be fitter than now going into that period. New players – particularly Enner Valencia, (Diafra) Sakho, (Cheikhou) Kouyate, (Mauro) Zarate won’t have hit that cauldron of mental and physical output during that particular period. All of those normally have a break. “If they fatigue and they need a rest, the rest of the squad has to be fit for us to give them that rest.” Allardyce insisted he would have no qualms following in the footsteps of former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in giving players a break to maintain their peak fitness as the games stack up. “I remember speaking to Alex many years ago about the fact he used to send players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani away at Christmas: ‘Off you go, go away for a week, back to Portugal, have a rest’,” he said. “They were finding it difficult to cope with that period so he gave them a rest and then brought them back in and they kick on. “If we leave them out, we leave them out. You know, all you lot say ‘why should he leave him out, it’s a disgrace leaving him out when he’s playing so well’. “It’s not your decision, it’s mine and I do the job properly because I know what I’m doing. “If you take Enner Valencia’s load, for instance, he goes to Mexico and is an outstanding success, plays a lot of games, scores 18 goals, he plays internationals, breaks into the international team. “He trains with the international squad, plays international friendlies before the World Cup, plays the World Cup, has a few weeks off, comes to England for the first time, has a late pre-season, gets in the team, stays in the team and between that he’s gone and played four games back in South America.” Sakho will be assessed as late as Saturday morning as Allardyce gives the striker as much time as possible to prove his fitness. The in-form forward injured a shoulder in the win over Manchester City and it remains to be seen if he is risked at the Britannia Stadium despite scoring six goals in as many Premier League starts. James Tomkins and Matt Jarvis return to the squad after both recovered from thigh injuries but Guy Demel remains sidelined with Mauro Zarate (thigh) a doubt and Andy Carroll not in contention despite returning to training following ankle surgery. Asked if it had set an unwelcome precedent, Hughes said: “I think it may well have done. Maybe that word is allowed to be used by ourselves. It seems to be that the FA’s vindicated what was said.” Earlier in the same game, Swansea were awarded a penalty by referee Michael Oliver after Ryan Shawcross tussled with Wilfried Bony in the box. The issue has become a major talking point and Stoke are angry that Shawcross has been singled out as the most high-profile offender. Hughes has even relieved his captain of marking duties at set-pieces because of concerns referees are looking to punish him. The Stoke manager said: “We are speaking to people we feel have got an influence and need to be told our feelings about the situation, because we feel quite strongly. That’s ongoing. “Sometimes you’ve got to get the message across that we’re not going to stand for it and we think it’s unfair. I’m sure Ryan will be fine but, if it goes on any longer, then it’s detrimental to any player. We need to stop it.” Hughes does not feel the standard of refereeing in general is where it needs to be and thinks one improvement would be for potential issues from each game to be looked at straight away. He said: “My view is the whole game needs to be reviewed by the referee and his team immediately after a game rather than waiting a couple of days to see what media outcry there is and then someone who wasn’t even at the game is asked to see whether decisions are right or wrong.” Swansea boss Monk was asked to explain his comments after calling Stoke winger Victor Moses a cheat for going down under a challenge from Angel Rangel that earned the Potters a penalty in their 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory earlier this month. TV pundit John Hartson apologised for echoing Monk’s sentiments but the Swans manager stood by his comments and the FA this week decided to take no further action. last_img read more

Some Publix, Home Depot Stores in Florida to Offer COVID-19 Testing

first_imgYou will soon be able to get a coronavirus test along with your groceries and building supplies.Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that COVID-19 testing sites are set to open in the parking lots of three Publix stores around our state, in addition to three Home Depot locations.One of the testing sites, which opened on Friday, is at a Home Depot located at 9820 Glades Road in west Boca Raton.“If you’re shopping and you want to get a test, you have the ability, very easy access, you don’t even have to leave the parking lot to be able to do it,” DeSantis said.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE: He added that Publix and Home Depot will soon release the locations of the other COVID-19 testing sites around the state.“I would imagine you’re gonna see probably several more in South Florida,” added DeSantis.The governor spoke at the Glades Road Home Depot on Friday, the same day that Florida’s “tax holiday” on hurricane supplies began.From now through Thursday, June 4, items on supplies such as flashlights, batteries and portable generators will not be taxed.“We want people to plan, have a plan for their family, prepare, and hopefully we get spared having major storms hit the state of Florida, DeSantis said.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1.last_img read more