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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will Benchmarking Improve Your Farm & Make You Money? You..
FamilyFarms Group is a strong proponent of benchmarking, and we encourage our members to benchmark many aspects of their family farm busines..
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Building Strong Family & Business Relationships on the Farm
Working with your family all day every day is not an easy task. The key to running a successful business while maintaining family harmony is..
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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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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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