2020 Family Farms Group Winter Conference Recap
The 2020 FamilyFarms Group Winter Conference, with the theme “Rooted in Success: Building a Strong Foundation,” was held in Chesterfield, Mi..
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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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How Can You Get Top Dollar for Your Grain?
2019 has been a year of challenges and unpredictability. At harvest time, processors and merchandisers will be scrambling to secure the qual..
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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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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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