By Jeanne Bernick

  • Top Of Mind: The Times, They Are A Changin'

    7/29/2015 2:20:00 AM
    Last month, I sat in Ceres Café in the beautiful Chicago Board of Trade building. For anyone who has been to this historic site at LaSalle and Jackson streets during the past few years, you know the mood and foot traffic was, at best, lackluster.
  • 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.
  • Top Of Mind: We Need Gen Next 2/25/2015 2:33:00 AM
    I’m worried about farming’s future. There are more than twice as many farmers who are 75 and older as there are 34 and younger, according to census data.
  • Top Of Mind: Insurance Scramble 1/28/2015 2:20:00 AM
    You, dear reader, have weeks to make a decision that may impact farm profits for the next five years. No pressure, right?
  • Top Of Mind: Think Like A CEO 1/7/2015 2:36:00 AM
    There’s a distinctly different management philosophy between a business owner and a CEO. Both can be leaders, but a CEO is focused on strategies that impact profits.
  • Top Of Mind: Sticky Situation 11/26/2014 2:37:00 AM
    Farmers are waiting for land rents to drop in response to lower commodity prices, but here’s the truth: Cash rents are kind of sticky.