Illinois: Characteristics of Higher Profit Farms in 2017 May 21, 2018

🕔May 21, 2018
This article uses 2017 data from Illinois Farm Business Farm Management to highlight selected differences between the highest profit grain farms (high one-third) and lower profitability grain farms (low one-third). […]

Farm Growth: How to Evaluate the Options – 6 Criteria Jan 18, 2018

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Jan 18, 2018
There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important […]

Texas: Online Ag Business Startup School to Begin Feb. 18 Jan 8, 2018

🕔Jan 8, 2018
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online school for agricultural business startups from Feb. 18- May 12. “This course […]

Farm Business Management: Growth Options – 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Nov 6, 2017

🕔Nov 6, 2017
There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important […]

Alabama: 9 Ag Outlook Meetings Scheduled Dec.-Feb. Nov 6, 2017

🕔Nov 6, 2017
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will hold a series of Alabama Agriculture Outlook meetings across the state in December and January. The Farm and Agribusiness Management team will update farmers, producers and agribusiness […]

California: Farm Labor Management Workshops Scheduled in February Jan 6, 2017

🕔Jan 6, 2017
UC Cooperative Extension will hold workshops in Temecula Feb. 1 and 2 to help California farmers facing agriculture labor challenges stemming from wage and hour laws, joint liability, worker protection, […]

Alabama: Farm Diversification Spreads Risk Dec 9, 2016

🕔Dec 9, 2016
Farm diversification is an important farm management practice producers use to maximize profits and reduce risks. What is Farm Diversification? Diversification is “the attempt to capture market gains and reduce […]

Texas: Corn Growers Conference, Austin, Jan. 3-5 Dec 9, 2016

🕔Dec 9, 2016
A farm’s profit can be influenced by many unpredictable factors, but is fundamentally impacted by management decisions made by the farmer. Texas Corn Producers (TCP) invites corn farmers to its […]

Kansas: 2015 Net Farm Income Down Dramatically Dec 2, 2016

🕔Dec 2, 2016
Returns to farming tend to be cyclical in nature so it’s no surprise that a run-up in commodity prices and land values in 2008 to 2013 would be followed by […]

Farm Management: Accrual Is Better – How To Transition To It – DTN Nov 1, 2016

🕔Nov 1, 2016
For nearly 40 years, I’ve pushed the need to use accrual adjusted income rather than cash basis income to evaluate a business’s true profitability and cost of production. Accrual often […]

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