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 […]

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 […]

USDA Economic Research Service – Farming Is Still a Family Business

🕔Jan 29, 2019The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released its annual brochure exploring characteristics of America’s farms.  Today’s update highlights a few of the key findings from the ERS […]

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 […]

Indiana: 10 Farm Succession Planning Workshops in Jan., Feb.

🕔Jan 14, 2019Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.  Subjects explored […]

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 […]

Farm Employees: Are You the Team Leader or the Team Thinker? – DTN

🕔Jan 4, 2019How do I get my employees to listen? It’s an interesting request I hear often at farm shows and conferences. Many are fed up with employees not listening to their […]

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