“If you want to do a few things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.”
Top Producer Issues
African swine fever (ASF) could be the biggest event in animal protein for years, as the devastating disease spreads beyond China’s borders.
Here are the key metrics to measure your farm’s financial success.
Nearly all farms today are feeling some level of financial stress.
The current tax law makes trading in farm machinery a taxable event. Farmers must report the trade-in value as if they sold the equipment and recognize any associated gain.
With Christmas just around the corner, you might be venturing out to find that perfect Christmas tree.
Use a 12-month communication calendar to fortify landlord relationships
How often are you communicating with your landlords? Likely, its not enough.
Training teaches us a new skill that allows us to perform a function. Coaching develops that skill to a new and higher level.
Missouri hog producers rebuild after a devastating fire
Sometimes you just know when something’s not right.
Do your consultants have succession plans?
Think about your key advisers. The institutional knowledge they have about your family’s succession planning journey is invaluable.
When you are working in a business, it can be hard to spot new opportunities or looming risks. Get a second, fifth or 10th set of eyes on your business with a strategic resource team.
It sounds like the pitch of a reality show: follow along in real-time as an established farmer works to help launch the careers of five aspiring farmers.
What will it take to help small towns survive?
Shickley, Neb., is a town of just 300 people.
Adopt conservation measures and harvest a return-on-investment
From every indication, farming as a conservation solution will only accelerate.
Options have two purposes: to re-own sold grain (call options) or to put a floor under prices (put options).
Can growing international markets compensate for domestic demand shortfalls?
Demand for biofuels in the next decade is complicated.
It was elegant in its simplicity. The graceful curves, the sturdy crossed supply and demand lines, and the intuitively believable narratives.