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Articles By Farm Credit Mid-America

Dec 13, 2017

Financially Speaking: 5 Steps to Crop Insurance Planning

Worth Eubanks, crop insurance specialist for Farm Credit Mid-America, discusses five ways to maximize your crop insurance plan right now. For additional financial tips, insights and perspectives, visit Farm Credit Mid-America Insights .
Nov 15, 2017

Recruiting and Retaining a Quality Workforce, Part II

Stan Moore, a senior educator at the University of Michigan, recently co-led a project designed to improve employee management by using employee feedback. To accomplish this, Moore and his colleagues conducted a survey of 168 employees at 12 dairy operations (average size: 850 cows) in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and
Nov 15, 2017

Recruiting and Retaining a Quality Workforce, Part I

Today’s growth-oriented farmers face numerous challenges to successfully building the right workforce to support their businesses. The variety of positions necessary to staff a large operation can make good hiring choices tricky, which means good recruitment practices are even more important. Stan Moore, a senior educator at Michigan State University
Nov 14, 2017

Navigating the New Tech Frontier, Part II

Today, agriculture and technology have combined to create a completely new business sector, says Jonah Kolb, vice president, Moore & Warner Ag Group, an Illinois-based ag consulting and farm management. This new enterprise is fueled by the energy of the investors and technology gurus who continually push for innovation and
Nov 14, 2017

Navigating the New Tech Frontier, Part I

Agriculture has always been an industry of innovation, from mechanization to fertilizer to hybrid seeds. From a digital standpoint, however, agriculture — and row crop ag in particular — is probably a decade or more behind other industries, says Jonah Kolb, vice president, Moore & Warner Ag Group, an Illinois-based
Nov 13, 2017

Tips for Success in 21st-Century Agriculture

Sweeping demographic changes and the rise of technology have dramatically altered the agricultural landscape. Farmers who are equipped to quickly satisfy changing consumer preferences and proactively anticipate challenges are likelier to thrive. “Demographics and technology are reshaping the consumer landscape and the amount of information people have at their fingertips,”
Nov 13, 2017

On Navigating Business in the Age of Change

By: Bill Johnson, President and CEO | Farm Credit Mid-America In farming, change is inevitable. From seasonal weather changes to fluctuating commodity prices and new on-farm technology advancements – it can be more than a little overwhelming. Change is vital to our industry’s ability to continue to nourish a growing
Oct 31, 2017

Meet Aubrey and Adam Bolender

Some couples share hobbies and some couples like the same music. But for others, collaboration gets even more fundamental. “When we started dating, the dealmaker was that we would farm together when we got married,” says Aubrey Bolender. “Agriculture has been part of both our lives since we were young.”
Oct 11, 2017

3 Traits of a Successful Operation

By: Matt Davis, Vice President - Agribusiness | Farm Credit Mid-America There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to successful farm management. From crop production to marketing, agriculture has grown vastly more complex. Still, for the many factors that have changed, there are three commonalities that pave the path to profitability. #1: A