Read This Before Applying for Your Next Farm Loan—Part 1
In 2018, FamilyFarms Group conducted some simple benchmarking using the operating loans of about 60 of our members.  A variety of things sto..
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If All Else Fails—How to Discharge Effectively and..
When questions arise about an employee’s fit, decisions are best made promptly and proactively. Ask yourself, “Have we communicated with the..
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2019 Farm Bill: How Will It Affect YOU and YOUR FARMING..
The New Farm Bill, to the tune of $867 Billion, does these things:
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Before You Hire an Ag Consultant for Your Farm
Farm owners need every edge and advantage they can find, especially in these days of economic volatility and changing dynamics. Many farm ow..
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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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Why Farmers Choose FamilyFarms Group
 
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Re-Imagine Soil: Sustainable Agriculture
How Are You Helping Shape the Future of Sustainable Agriculture? Each of us has our own story about food and farming and why these are impor..
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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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