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Carbon Credits: Three Key Areas to Consider
Carbon credits is the new hot topic in agriculture, and it seems like we can’t go a day without a new company throwing their name into the h..
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How Do You Define Success? Would a SWOT Analysis Help?
When you consider your farming operation and where you hope to lead it, what does success look like, both short-term and in the distant futu..
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Accidents and Disasters Happen. Is Your Farm Ready?
We don’t like to think about accidents happening on our farms, even though we work in one of the most dangerous industries around. Thinking ..
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Why Does My Family Farm Need a Business Plan?
What’s your vision for your farm’s future? What kind of leader are you? Henry Kissinger defined leadership as “the ability to take people fr..
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What Is a Grant of Authority? Do I Need It on My Farm?
Why would you need a grant of authority?
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USDA Pandemic  Assistance updates: EIDL & PPP
USDA recently announced the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers. There are 3 basic parts to this announcement:  Changes and additional pa..
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Where Do Ag Consultants Fit In Your Operation?
Farmers know it’s tough to do it all. And it’s even tougher to do it all well. On every farm, countless critical details combine into the ov..
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A Different Take on Budgets
Surely you have heard the importance of having a budget. Whether for your personal finance or your farm’s operation, consultants and adviser..
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Calibrating your yield monitor: Get correct yield data all..
 
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Marketing Your Farm Business Part 2: A Deeper Dive Into SEO
In our previous blog post, we looked at how farmers can get started with search engine optimization (SEO) on their sites. That article discu..
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Marketing Your Farm Business Part 1: Search Engine..
Almost all industries rely on a variety of online platforms to promote their businesses, and almost all businesses have their own websites. ..
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Systems Thinking Part 6: Business Plan Your Work and Work..
Business Planning includes the yearly budget and strategic plan which generate key initiatives to drive your business. As you set your objec..
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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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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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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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Farm Service Agency (FSA) Substantive Change Rules Updates
On July 17, 2019 the FSA issued Notice PL-283 which provide clarification and updates around the applicability of Substantive Change for 201..
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