Systems Thinking Part 6: Business Plan Your Work and Work..
Business Planning includes the yearly budget and strategic plan which generate key initiatives to drive your business. As you set your objec..
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COVID-19 Message & Resources from Family Farms, LLC
Due to these extraordinary times with the Coronavirus, for the safety of our workforce and clients, Family Farms, LLC and its subsidiaries (..
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Systems Thinking Part 5: Business Analysis
Business analysis sounds like something you are doing every day. After all, you are looking at your business while working in it and, from t..
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2020 Family Farms Group Winter Conference Recap
The 2020 FamilyFarms Group Winter Conference, with the theme “Rooted in Success: Building a Strong Foundation,” was held in Chesterfield, Mi..
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When and How to Conduct Spring Pre-Planting Training for a..
Having a pre-season/pre-planning meeting and training session for your farm will help set you up for a successful harvest. In part two of ou..
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Spring Pre-Planting Training for a Farming Operation
What do Farm Operations and Major League Baseball Teams have in common? Or perhaps I should ask, what SHOULD they have in common? SPRING TRA..
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Attracting And Retaining The Right Talent For Your Farming..
The U.S. Unemployment Rate fell to its lowest level in 50 years, at a current rate of 3.5% in January 2020. According to the U.S. Bureau of ..
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Systems Thinking Part 4: Protect Your Farm's Assets and..
You wouldn’t leave your wallet, driver’s license and passport lying on the table in a restaurant and walk away. Instead, you keep those item..
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How Can You Get Top Dollar for Your Grain?
2019 has been a year of challenges and unpredictability. At harvest time, processors and merchandisers will be scrambling to secure the qual..
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Systems Thinking Part 3: Breaking Down Silos
Being an effective manager requires a big picture view of your business. In other words, you must manage your entire farm, not just one area..
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Systems Thinking Part 2: Managing People for Maximum..
“Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weak..
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Getting More for Your Grain
  Getting the best price for your grain takes careful planning and research. With the right information and a proactive approach to marketin..
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Grow for a Purpose
Thanks to AGI SureTrack for sharing the valuable information in this article with our readers. AGI SureTrack provides technology that helps ..
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Can Your Farm Survive?
How can your farm survive the tough ag economy? As our agriculture economy continues to struggle and the commodity markets have yet to rebou..
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Systems Thinking Part 1: Enhancing Your Management Skills
“Get better before you get bigger.” When I shared this crucial advice in a previous blog following my transition into the role of CEO at Fam..
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How to Strengthen Your Bank Pitch for a Farm Operating Loan
Times are getting tougher in the ag economy. Weather risks, price fluctuations, local and regional challenges, rising equipment and input co..
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