By Sara Schafer

  • Top of Mind: Farming Forward

    05/31/2017 02:47 AM

    Agriculture today is an exciting—albeit challenging—profession.

  • Top of Mind: Your Business Edge
    03/29/2017 02:20 AM

    As you clock some long tractor time this spring, ponder this: What sets your operation apart from the one down the road? Can you clearly define your competitive advantage?

  • Top of Mind: Your Job As A Dream Custodian
    02/22/2017 02:13 AM

    The operation you run today is either one you’ve grown yourself or that has been entrusted to you.

  • Top of Mind: Think Big, Succeed Big
    01/25/2017 02:48 AM

    During this goal-setting and planning time of the year, I have a challenge for you: Think big.

  • Top of Mind: Sweat the Small Stuff
    01/04/2017 02:31 AM

    In farming, details matter. In light of the current compressed commodity prices and tight margins, a penny saved is a penny earned. 

  • Top of Mind: An Undervalued Asset
    11/23/2016 02:46 AM

    Let’s be real. Next year will be tough. Even if we see a commodity-price rebound, you’re still going to be faced with difficult decisions in 2017. 

  • Top of Mind: Plan Around the Obstacles
    11/09/2016 02:11 AM

    As a producer, you understand backs-to-the-wall moments better than anyone. If commodity prices aren’t low, weather has taken a turn for the worse. 

  • Top of Mind: Tackle the Right Problems
    10/26/2016 02:22 AM

    As this year winds down and your business focus shifts to 2017, you’re likely going to encounter a few obstacles.