Farm Business: Minding Your Balance Sheet and Your Working Capital

🕔Jan 21, 2019If it isn’t already on your New Years’ Resolution list, improving your financial reporting and improving your understanding of your balance sheet should be on that list.  Navigating the challenging […]

Farm Business: Management and Conservation in the Face of Lower Returns

🕔Jan 11, 2019This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Farm Business: How Much Debt Can a Farm Carry?

🕔Jan 7, 2019A recent article by Schnitkey (farmdoc daily, December 18, 2018) documents the percentage of Illinois FBFM grain farms by debt-to-asset category for the last decade.  The percentage of farms with […]

Veteran Farmers Share Survival Techniques – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018After many years spent working in and teaching about commodity markets, I don’t ever recall equating my job to the way a country minister might talk to his congregation. Not […]

Tennessee: Business Planning Workshop Series, Jan.-Feb.

🕔Dec 14, 2018Many farmers may want to start their new year by attending a workshop series designed to teach them how to develop a business plan. “Building a Sustainable Business Workshop Series” […]

Family Farm: 4 Key Elements for Successful Transitions

🕔Dec 12, 2018Everyone knows the importance of accountants, attorneys and wealth managers when planning the transition of the farm or ranch to the next generation. And, for good reason, as getting the […]

Farm Business: Assessing Financial Management Skills

🕔Dec 11, 2018As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Michigan: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series Begins Jan. 16

🕔Dec 3, 2018People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the Michigan State University Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. New and expanding farm businesses provide jobs, income, increased economic […]

Louisiana: Farm Profitability Workshop, St. Martinville, Dec. 10

🕔Nov 27, 2018The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program will offer a workshop on farm profitability in St. Martinville on Dec. 10. Farmer and business […]

Farm Business: 7 Financial, Risk Management Suggestions for 2019

🕔Nov 14, 2018With planning for next year’s crop underway, this article makes suggestions related to financial and risk management for grain farms.  Projections for extremely low income in 2019 set the overall […]

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