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Your Planning Style: A Powerful Predictor of Success (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture
 
February 24, 2017 - There’s no question, it’s tough out there for farmers. Many industry analysts believe low commodity prices could stretch out until 2020. The secret to taking control in this economic environment is to adopt an approach to business planning that harnesses the risks associated with weather and markets. AgStar's Glenn Wachtler shares tips on how to adjust your style for greater success. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
What Does Your Marketing/Management Plan Look Like? (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture, Risk Management Planning
 
February 23, 2017 - Marketing and risk management have never been more important. Do you know how many of your fellow agricultural producers have a marketing plan? Producers and lenders will need to work together to best position grain producers for success. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Next 24 Months Could Bring Golden Opportunity for Operational Expansion (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
February 13, 2017 - Between now and 2030, 60% of U.S. farm ground is going to change hands. And, in the coming 24 months, Dr. David Kohl believes well positioned producers will have lots of opportunities for expansion. Playing your cards right now will prepare you to take advantage of opportunities that come your way in the near future. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Swine
 
Gaining Equity in an Existing Operation: 5 Benefits to Contract Growing (Article)
By: Dusty Compart , Associate Financial Services Specialist
TAGS: Swine, Grain, Dairy, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
February 07, 2017 - With agriculture’s cyclical nature, we’ve seen our young and beginning farmers struggle to gain equity in an existing operation. While there are obstacles out of your control, you can take the step into ownership with Contract Growing. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
Six Steps to Building Cash on Your Farm (Article)
By: Matthew Lange, Business Consultant
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture, Risk Management Planning
 
January 26, 2017 - As Warren Buffet said, “You need cash. Cash is like oxygen. When you don’t need it, you don’t notice it. When you do need it, it’s the only thing you think about.” Check out Matt Lange's tips to help put producers in a position where we have extra cash. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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