Farm Business: Measuring Financial Stress Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019Financial 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, 2019After 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, 2019The 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, 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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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