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Calculated Growth

Intense analytical skills and a strong team allow young farmer to thrive​


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2015 Top Producer Seminar


Mature Into Ownership

By Nate Birt
  • Build Bridges Between Generations

    3/13/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Experts share how young farmers can assume leadership roles
  • Help to Weather Turbulent Times 3/9/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Experts share how farms can advance with caution during the 2015 Top Producer Seminar.
  • Gulke: Farmers Must Evaluate Their Cost of Living 3/5/2015 12:10:00 PM
    Producers must consider farm costs as well as family costs in order to accurately gauge their financial health, notes Jerry Gulke, president, The Gulke Group.
  • A Conversation With Howard G. Buffett 2/25/2015 2:47:00 AM
    Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett joined Farm Journal Editor Charlene Finck on stage at the Top Producer Seminar in Chicago for a question and answer session.
  • Calculated Growth 2/25/2015 2:37:00 AM
    Intense analytical skills and a strong team allow young farmer to thrive
  • Gulke: Don't Blame President Obama 2/12/2015 12:00:00 PM
    The American economy remains robust in spite of changes in presidential administrations, argues Jerry Gulke, farmer and president of The Gulke Group.
  • 7 Good Business Habits for Young Farmers 2/3/2015 12:00:00 PM
    This is the year to fine-tune your farm. With profits looking harder to make for grain producers, little changes can equal big results.
  • Slash Your Family’s Clash 1/29/2015 6:36:00 AM
    While conflict is normal in any family business, it should not go untreated. Here's how to make conflict have positive outcomes.
  • Complete Coverage of 2015 Top Producer Seminar 1/22/2015 4:00:00 PM
    Hear advice from the best in the business from this year's Top Producer Seminar and Tomorrow's Top Producer conference.

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Top Secrets



By Ben Potter
  • Head to Head: Strategies for Corn Coverage

    4/1/2015 9:37:00 AM
    In the last two years, the corn market saw its best pricing opportunities in the spring. As producers move into planting season, do you foresee a similar pattern setting up? What is your marketing plan for the first half of the growing season?
  • Events for Your Growing Season and Beyond 4/1/2015 2:59:00 AM
    Mark these educational opportunities on your calendar
  • Farmland Values in Correction Mode 4/1/2015 2:55:00 AM
    The days of sky-high farmland values are behind us—at least for now.
  • Manager's Corner 4/1/2015 2:48:00 AM
    Manager's Corner
  • Top of Mind: The Right It 4/1/2015 2:47:00 AM
    Why are most people afraid to try something truly innovative? It’s simple: failure.
  • The Farm CPA: Is a Dynasty Trust For You? 4/1/2015 2:46:00 AM
    For many years, most states required that any trust had to terminate after a certain number of years.
  • Machinery Trends: Planter Values Slide South 4/1/2015 2:41:00 AM
    As I gave talks to farm groups this winter, I made it a point to stop for a moment and touch on the equipment category where I saw the biggest drop in values from the fourth quarter of 2014 into the early first quarter of 2015. That segment was used 24-row planters.
  • Market Outlook 4/1/2015 2:34:00 AM
    Market Outlook
  • Spring Weather to Watch 4/1/2015 2:29:00 AM
    As a historical climatologist, Evelyn Browning-Garriss of the Browning Newsletter checks the weather with an eye to the past and the future.

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