Farm Business: How Are Your Buying and Marketing Skills?

🕔May 14, 2019As 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 […]

Taxes: Does the IRS Consider Your Farm a Hobby or a Business?

🕔May 8, 2019Understanding tax laws and guidelines can help you avoid unexpected tax consequences on your small farm or ranch. “Your tax return has been selected for examination by our office.” These […]

Farm Business: Start Transition Discussions Early

🕔May 1, 2019The average U.S. farmer is approaching 60 years old, therefore it is no wonder farm transition is a current hot topic. Over my 25 years with Michigan State University Extension, […]

Farm Business: 4 Hurdles You Face – DTN

🕔May 1, 2019In a recent peer-group meeting, the owner of a medium-sized manufacturing business described the struggles in growing his enterprise for our farm audience. He referenced Doug Tatum’s book “No Man’s […]

Farming: Engaged Employees are 21% More Productive – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2019When it comes to improving performance and retaining top talent in our competitive landscape, employee engagement needs to be one of your farm’s top initiatives. An engaged employee is 21% […]

Webinar: 7 Habits for Effective Farmers, May 1

🕔Apr 12, 2019Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related […]

Farm Business: Determining the Strong Points of Individual Farm Managers

🕔Apr 8, 2019As 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 […]

Indiana: Farm Management – Becoming the Employer of Choice, Warsaw, March 7

🕔Feb 19, 2019In addition to all the daily responsibilities of keeping an agricultural operation running, farm managers and owners also have to become human resource specialists in their quest to find and […]

Farm Financial Management: 16 Ways to Stretch Cash Flow

🕔Feb 18, 2019No matter how well you budget or how efficiently you manage your farm business, there may be periods in which cash flow is negative. No one knows for sure when […]

South Carolina: Farm Transfer Planning Workshops, Feb.-April

🕔Feb 14, 2019Clemson Cooperative Extension is partnering on a program aimed at guiding South Carolina farmers through what can be an intimidating process: developing and implementing a transition/succession plan for their farms […]

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