Farm Business: Start Transition Discussions Early May 1, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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

🕔Apr 23, 2019When 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, 2019Direct 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, 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 […]

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

🕔Feb 18, 2019No 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 […]

Georgia: Farm Business Education Conference, Tifton, Feb. 27 Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension are partnering with the UGA Small Business Development Center to host a Farm Business Education Conference […]

Farm Finances: The DuPont System – 3 Steps to Increase Profitability Feb 4, 2019

🕔Feb 4, 2019One challenge farm/ranch operators have is to accurately find where to make changes to an operation to increase profits. Many have the records and numbers but don’t know where to […]

Farm Management Skills – Do You Have the Right Stuff? Try a Self Assessment. Feb 1, 2019

🕔Feb 1, 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 […]

USDA Economic Research Service – Farming Is Still a Family Business Jan 29, 2019

🕔Jan 29, 2019The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released its annual brochure exploring characteristics of America’s farms.  Today’s update highlights a few of the key findings from the ERS […]

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