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Repair or Replace? Aligning Equipment Costs with Your Business Strategy (Article)
By: Eric Madsen, Senior Financial Services Executive
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture
May 11, 2017 - When it comes to equipment and machinery, how do you know when to repair and when to replace. AgStar's Eric Madsen provides some tips on making the right choice at the right time for your operational situation. Continue reading >>
Contract Growing: The Grower and Integrator Relationship (Article)
By: Dusty Compart , Associate Financial Services Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers
April 12, 2017 - The integrator has more of an impact on your operation than just financially. Selecting the right one can put you in a positive for the future. Continue reading >>
Tips and Tactics to Help Producers Navigate the Grain Markets (Article)
By: Kurt Lensing, AgStar Assistant Vice President and Industry Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers
April 10, 2017 - No one can say exactly what grain markets are going to do. However, even in times of compressed margins, there are usually periods when prices rally. In his blog, AgStar’s Kurt Lensing outlines some tips to consider to help mitigate risk and reduce emotional decision making. Continue reading >>
Young, Beginning Farmers
Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Starting or Growing Your Operation (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Young, Beginning Farmers, Risk Management Planning, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Women In Agriculture
April 03, 2017 - Are you a young farmer just starting out? Dr. David Kohl shares the ten mistakes to avoid when starting or growing your operation. Continue reading >>
Why and How to Leverage Farm Management Tools (Article)
By: Ahnna Compart, Sr. Financial Analyst
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers, Dairy, Swine
March 27, 2017 - Typically year-end is the time to think about putting a balance sheet together, preparing an income statement and projected cash flow for the coming year. But, what if we looked at our financial reporting as a fluid tool to help guide decision making and adjust course when confronted with something unexpected? AgStar's Ahnna Compart shares why this method can bring fewer surprises come year-end and empower producers to level-set goals, inputs and relationships at any time and steer operational success sooner, rather than later. Continue reading >>
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