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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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Considerations When Adding a New Crop to Your Rotation
Diversity in your operation is something to consider in your efforts to reduce risks. One way to diversify is integrating a new type of crop..
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11 Highlights You Need to Know About the New Stimulus..
This blog provides a summary of the stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27, 2020. 
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The Real Purpose of An Automatic Renewable Lease
If your leases have a clause that allows them to automatically renew each year, let’s make sure you are using that clause for the right reas..
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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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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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Family Farms LLC Appoints Jeff Haferkamp as CEO
Jeff Haferkamp was selected by the Family Farms, LLC Board of Directors to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. ..
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Market Facilitation Program Details
On July 25, 2019, USDA announced more details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a $16 billion-dollar package created to assist produ..
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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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