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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Are You Prepared for Combine Fire Season?
Combine fires cause more than $20 million in property damage each year and put the health and safety of farm workers at risk. Marty Huseman ..
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2019 Crop Year—Overcoming Prevented Planting and Other..
The Gift That Keeps On Giving Obviously, the buzz words in the grain belt this year are “prevented planting” (PP). However, the weather chal..
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CEO to Family Farms: "Get Better Before You Get Bigger"
One of my all-time favorite rules of thumb is, “Get better before you get bigger.” Once farms build a strong foundation, they can grow, dive..
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Family Farms LLC Appoints Jeff Haferkamp as CEO
Jeff Haferkamp was selected by the Family Farms, LLC Board of Directors to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. ..
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2019 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference Recap
The 2019 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference, with the theme “Explore. Discover. Innovate.” was held in St. Charles, Missouri, on July 15–18..
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Help! I Have Too Much 2019 Grain Sold.
This is the main premise of questions Midwest producers are asking this year:
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4 Best Practices for Farm Safety
During busy seasons, farm safety can take a backseat to other business priorities critical to success. However, safety needs to be part of y..
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Market Facilitation Program Details
On July 25, 2019, USDA announced more details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a $16 billion-dollar package created to assist produ..
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Farm Service Agency (FSA) Substantive Change Rules Updates
On July 17, 2019 the FSA issued Notice PL-283 which provide clarification and updates around the applicability of Substantive Change for 201..
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