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Summer 2021 Roundup
The FamilyFarms LLC Summer Conference, with the theme “Back to the Future: Part II,” was held in Chesterfield, Missouri, on July 26-28, 2021..
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Opportunities Provided by Drought
Some people may read that title and expect a “silver lining” type of lesson. While some people may have something to say along these lines, ..
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Are You Lean and Mean in Your Farming Processes? Take a..
The principles of Lean Six Sigma apply to any type of work and business, including the day-to-day operations on your farm. Let’s look at a f..
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Carbon Credits: Three Key Areas to Consider
Carbon credits is the new hot topic in agriculture, and it seems like we can’t go a day without a new company throwing their name into the h..
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How Do You Define Success? Would a SWOT Analysis Help?
When you consider your farming operation and where you hope to lead it, what does success look like, both short-term and in the distant futu..
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Accidents and Disasters Happen. Is Your Farm Ready?
We don’t like to think about accidents happening on our farms, even though we work in one of the most dangerous industries around. Thinking ..
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Why Does My Family Farm Need a Business Plan?
What’s your vision for your farm’s future? What kind of leader are you? Henry Kissinger defined leadership as “the ability to take people fr..
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Managing Your Farming Operation Like a Maestro
As farming operations grow and become more complex, the task of the general manager becomes more difficult. There are a myriad of details in..
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What Is a Grant of Authority? Do I Need It on My Farm?
Why would you need a grant of authority?
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USDA Pandemic  Assistance updates: EIDL & PPP
USDA recently announced the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers. There are 3 basic parts to this announcement:  Changes and additional pa..
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Where Do Ag Consultants Fit In Your Operation?
Farmers know it’s tough to do it all. And it’s even tougher to do it all well. On every farm, countless critical details combine into the ov..
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A Different Take on Budgets
Surely you have heard the importance of having a budget. Whether for your personal finance or your farm’s operation, consultants and adviser..
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Considerations When Adding a New Crop to Your Rotation
Diversity in your operation is something to consider in your efforts to reduce risks. One way to diversify is integrating a new type of crop..
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11 Highlights You Need to Know About the New Stimulus..
This blog provides a summary of the stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27, 2020. 
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The Real Purpose of An Automatic Renewable Lease
If your leases have a clause that allows them to automatically renew each year, let’s make sure you are using that clause for the right reas..
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Calibrating your yield monitor: Get correct yield data all..
 
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