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 […]

Georgia: Farm Business Education Conference, Tifton, Feb. 27

🕔Feb 8, 2019The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension are partnering with the UGA Small Business Development Center to host a Farm Business Education Conference […]

Farm Finances: The DuPont System – 3 Steps to Increase Profitability

🕔Feb 4, 2019One challenge farm/ranch operators have is to accurately find where to make changes to an operation to increase profits. Many have the records and numbers but don’t know where to […]

Farm Management Skills – Do You Have the Right Stuff? Try a Self Assessment.

🕔Feb 1, 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 […]

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 […]

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