Farm Finances: Contingency Planning with Cash Flow Shortages Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
A contingency plan is a course of action designed to help a business determine how to respond to possible future events.  Contingency plans are often referred to as “Plan B”.  […]

Farm Business: Commodity Market Anxiety – “Follow Your Business Plan” Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
A Kansas State University farm analyst says his phone has been ringing frequently as the state’s farmers and ranchers flood him with questions about the recent drop in commodity markets. […]

Farm Business: 6 Quick Tips for Effective Employee Management Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
If your farm has employees, you know that managing them well is important. Well-managed employees are happy, more efficient workers. In addition, they are more likely to stay and you […]

Hiring? Understand What Prospects Want To Know – DTN Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
Welcome to the biggest hiring month of the year. More jobs get posted in January as companies are working on new budgets, and as candidates start reflecting on their current […]

Farm Business: 5 Steps for a Successful Succession – DTN Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
At some point in your farming or ranching career, you begin to think about who will take over the business. You realize replacing yourself involves not just carrying on the […]

Succession Planning: Take Your Own Life Into Account – DTN Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019
The act of passing your business to the next generation is difficult for several reasons. Succession requires actively seeking what will be necessary for future success, while simultaneously acting in […]

Farm Business: Measuring Financial Stress Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Financial stress is typically measured using a profitability measure and a solvency measure.  For example, profitability could be measured using the operating profit margin ratio and solvency could be measured […]

Webinar: Ag Bankruptcy – Chapter 12 Considerations, Oct. 16 Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019
After a year of lower commodity prices, extreme weather, and ongoing trade tensions in world markets, much needed debt relief can be available to family farms through Chapter 12 bankruptcy. […]

Farm Business: Identifying Profitability and Cash Flow Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019
The severe weather this year has put a tremendous amount of pressure on Michigan farms. From delays in planting to spraying timely for weeds or diseases, each farm has felt […]

Farm Management: Making Sure Everyone’s Wearing the “Right Hat” Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
As 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 […]

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