Succession Planning: Don’t Forget Your Bookkeeper – DTN Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Succession planning in the family business often focuses on the operational leader — the person directing outside activities or making decisions about logistics, labor, planting or harvesting. The theory is […]

Iowa Farm Business: Liquidity Remains a Concern Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Despite a higher average income in 2019, Iowa’s mid- to large-size farms actually saw a considerable decrease in farm liquidity and working capital over the past year. Data from the […]

Coronavirus: Farm Readiness – Helpful Lists for an Emergency Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
We all know no one can learn the nuances of your farm quickly, like which tractor needs a shot of ether to get rolling regardless of temperature, but you can […]

Pandemic Planning On The Farm: Put Contingencies In Place – DTN Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
Glen Newcomer’s accident in 2015 couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time. It was the night before his annual customer appreciation dinner and soybean harvest was just about to […]

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 […]

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