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Chris B. Barron is the Director of Operations and President of Carson and Barron Farms, Inc. which is located in Rowley, Iowa, the northeast area of the state. Chris graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1992 with a degree in Communications. In 1992, Chris, along with his brother-in-law took over their Pioneer Sales agency which had been run by his father for the past 22 years. Today the Pioneer agency is still an integral part of their operation. Chris is a Certified Crop Advisor and has over 18 years of experience working with and understanding customer needs while at
Chris B. Barron is the Director of Operations and President of Carson and Barron Farms, Inc. which is located in Rowley, Iowa, the northeast area of the state. Chris graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1992 with a degree in Communications. In 1992, Chris, along with his brother-in-law took over their Pioneer Sales agency which had been run by his father for the past 22 years. Today the Pioneer agency is still an integral part of their operation. Chris is a Certified Crop Advisor and has over 18 years of experience working with and understanding customer needs while at

Articles By Chris Barron

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Aug 02, 2019

Chris Barron; Margin Targets Help Unscramble Confusion

Instead of establishing a price target consider establishing a margin target.
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Apr 05, 2019

7 Ways To Make Your Money Grow

What specific things are you doing to make your money grow this spring?
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Mar 01, 2019

Labor Challenges Business Opportunities

If labor is a challenge for your farm business, there might be a couple of places to begin your journey toward improvement.
Jan 22, 2019

Crop Cents for the Bottom Line

With 2019 before us, make strategic planning opportunities to improve the bottom line a priority.
Dec 24, 2018

Profit Planning: Corn Versus Soybeans

Before all this noise influences your decisions, dive into your numbers. We need look at some of the potential challenges if we shift too aggressively over to more corn acres.
Nov 27, 2018

Start Your 2019 Budget Now

Developing and managing your budget is a rigorous task, both from emotional and practical perspectives.
Oct 12, 2018

Focus on Gross Income

Because final yields are a key driver in marketing decisions, it’s now time to assemble the rest of your 2018 marketing plan as you wrap up harvest and close the bin doors on the 2018 crop.
Sep 14, 2018

Manage Your Grain Market Opportunities

Information overload can throw mud into our decision-making toolbox. How do we manage all this information?
Aug 20, 2018

The Question: To Rent or Not to Rent?

When cash flows are tight and profit margins are difficult to achieve, any additional analysis can benefit your decision-making process.