Help My Family Farm! Defining Roles and Sticking to Them
With multiple areas of responsibility and specific functions that are performed only once each agricultural season, it is imperative that a ..
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Limited Capital Access in Row Crop Consolidation - Part 2
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Limited Capital Access in Row Crop Consolidation
We’ve discussed farmer age and use of technology as macro factors in consolidation of row crop agriculture. This article and the next will l..
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Row Crop Consolidation: Big Data, A Source of Knowledge
If you’d like to catch up in the series discussing the major factors in row crop consolidation, check our previous articles discussing farme..
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Are You Keeping Your Digital Farm Information Safe?
With threats like ransomware, viruses, malware, hardware failure, user error, vandalism, theft, natural disaster, and disgruntled employees,..
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Does On-Farm Grain Storage Genuinely Add Value?
After three years of unprofitable grain production margins, it’s difficult to consider a significant capital project. Yet, when I interview ..
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Autonomous Equipment Will Drive Row Crop Consolidation
If you’d like to catch up in the series discussing the major factors in row crop consolidation, check our previous articles discussing farme..
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Why Would We Focus on Keeping Families on the Farm?
After 51 years of dedicating my life to agriculture, I’ve developed a unique perspective and a wide network of information sources, and I ha..
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Marketing Your Family Farm—Not Just Your Crop
Like every industry in the United States, farming is growing and changing. With those changes came small farms that decided to go in a new d..
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6 Key Benefits of Choosing the Right Entity Structure
When setting up a business, whether it's a farm, a restaurant, or even a doctor’s office, the entity structure you choose is very important...
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2017 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference a Huge Success!
The 2017 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference, themed "The Farming Show Starring Jimmy O'Fallon," held in O'Fallon, Illinois on July 10-13 wa..
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6 Tips for a Smooth Family Farm Transition to the Next..
Building a successful family farm business that lasts multiple generations involves distinct challenges. Less than one third of family busin..
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7 Things to Consider-Hiring H-2A Workers
Agriculture businesses often need additional farm labor for harvest, planting, and sometimes even the entire season. Some farm owners use H-..
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Plan Landowner Meetings Like Vacations
Like many producers in North America, you may have recently come back from a vacation during the January–February slow time. If it was not a..
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