Family Farm: Why are Bad Relationships Tolerated? – DTN Jun 2, 2019

🕔Jun 2, 2019
Farmers 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, 2019
Good 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, 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 […]

Taxes: Does the IRS Consider Your Farm a Hobby or a Business? May 8, 2019

🕔May 8, 2019
Understanding 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, 2019

🕔May 1, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔May 1, 2019
In 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 […]

Farming: Engaged Employees are 21% More Productive – DTN Apr 23, 2019

🕔Apr 23, 2019
When it comes to improving performance and retaining top talent in our competitive landscape, employee engagement needs to be one of your farm’s top initiatives. An engaged employee is 21% […]

Webinar: 7 Habits for Effective Farmers, May 1 Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related […]

Farm Business: Determining the Strong Points of Individual Farm Managers Apr 8, 2019

🕔Apr 8, 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 […]

Farm Financial Management: 16 Ways to Stretch Cash Flow Feb 18, 2019

🕔Feb 18, 2019
No 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 […]

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