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Do You Need to Audit Your HR Practices?
Legal and effective human resources practices are an essential part of every business. Auditing those practices can help an organization ach..
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Winter Conference 2022 Round-up
  Winter Conference 2022 Round-up  Fellowship and networking are two of the highlights of the FamilyFarms LLC conferences held annually for ..
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How to Reduce Costs on Your Farm Without Reducing Revenue
We all acknowledge that farming costs are insane this year. We’re seeing this across industries, but the ag industry seems uniquely affected..
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Grain Basis Considerations
While futures prices represent 90% to 95% of the flat price of grain, don’t underestimate the value in the basis component. According to Chi..
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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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