The Importance of Planning Ahead for Grain Sales
You don’t need a crystal ball to plan all of your crop sales decisions. For many producers, the availability (or shortage) of grain storage ..
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Legacy—Is Captive Insurance Right for You?
Captive insurance is a form of self-insurance in which a business (or group of businesses) creates a subsidiary insurance company. The insur..
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I’m Not Fluent in Farm Accounting
One of the many struggles of keeping a farm operating in the black is the intricacy of farm accounting. Many things make bookkeeping unique ..
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Why Farmers Choose FamilyFarms Group
 
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Re-Imagine Soil: How are You Helping to Shape the Future of..
Each of us has our own story about food and farming and why these are important to us. While our stories may differ, our passion for soil he..
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The Value of Attending a FamilyFarms Group Conference
In January, FamilyFarms Group will host its winter conference, offering attendees the opportunity to come together to learn from each other’..
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How Can You Measure Microbes? With PLFA Analysis
Modern farmers and scientists have a pretty solid understanding of how to work with soil physics to grow a good crop. Our understanding of s..
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The 2018 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference was a Grand..
The 2018 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference themed “Building a Strong Team” that was held in O’Fallon, Illinois on July 16 – 19 was a grand..
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Brand Your Farm Business (Not Just Your Cattle)
Most of the time, the first thing that comes to mind when farmers and ranchers hear the word “branding” is a cattle brand. Whether you think..
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Envisioning the Future of Your Farm
In previous articles, I’ve written about the first four macro factors in row crop consolidation: Age of Farmers, Rapid Integration of Techno..
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Survival of the Fittest Farm
  Eye Opening Truths About Ag Consolidation We are sure you’re all aware that farm consolidation is impacting the North American farmers.  W..
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A Passion for Food and Family Farms
A huge part of my life has been devoted to ag-related business and consulting services because, like most people, I am passionate about food..
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4 Ways to Attract and Retain Top Farm Talent
Farming is a unique business. Typically, farmers don’t get involved in farming to become human resource managers. One of our most frequent q..
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Staff Structure in Farm Consolidation
This post is PART B of a post on Staff Structure and "Span of Control" in Farm Consolidation. Just as the military had a structure for the a..
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Staff Structure and "Span of Control" in Farm Consolidation
In this blog and the next, covering staff structure as the fourth factor in row crop consolidation, we’ve assumed you believe your business ..
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Organization Structure as Fourth Factor in Row Crop..
If you have been following along, I hope you had the chance to start with the my introductory article on consolidation in the row crop indus..
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