Farm Management: Making Sure Everyone’s Wearing the “Right Hat”

🕔Aug 9, 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 […]

Family Farm Business: Is it Time to Speak Up? – DTN

🕔Jul 24, 2019Family businesses are simultaneously full of emotion and silence. The intense feelings of love, frustration, pride, conflict or disappointment we feel toward family members with whom we work, while occasionally […]

Texas: 2 QuickBooks Training Sessions in Aug., Sept.

🕔Jul 18, 2019The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Desktop Short Courses on Aug. 21-22 in Amarillo and Sept. 11-12 in Lubbock. The two-day trainings will run […]

Farm Management: How Are Your Listening Skills?

🕔Jun 17, 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 […]

Family Farm: Why are Bad Relationships Tolerated? – DTN

🕔Jun 2, 2019Farmers and ranchers are risk-takers. Their livelihood depends on acts of faith and uncertainty. The economic results of planting a crop or raising an animal are heavily contingent on factors […]

Ag Economy: 15-Point Checklist for You and Your Lender – DTN

🕔May 20, 2019Good times lift both good and bad farm managers, but when profit margins grow slim, farmers with higher levels of business intelligence are more likely to succeed and grow. Agricultural […]

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 […]

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