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Raising Heifers to Build Value (Article)
By: Matthew Lange, Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy
 
May 05, 2017 - Many top producers focus on the value of the heifer that they’re building, rather than looking at the heifer as a cost or a commodity. AgStar’s Matt Lange provides tips on how to evaluate growing heifers from a value and margin proposition, rather than just a pure cost per head per day. 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 >>
 
 
 
 
Grain
 
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 >>
 
 
 
 
Dairy
 
Tips for Determining the ROI of Raising Heifers (Video)
By: Matthew Lange, Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy
 
March 23, 2017 - When it comes to raising heifers, there are different ways to determine your ROI. AgStar’s Matt Lange provides tips on how to evaluate growing heifers from a value and margin proposition, rather than just a pure cost per head per day. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
Young, Beginning Farmers
 
Focus Areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin Young Beginning Farmers (e-book)
By: AgStar Financial Services, Trusted Industry Expertise
TAGS: Young, Beginning Farmers, Grain, Dairy, Swine
 
March 20, 2017 - There’s a lot of talk in the media around millennials being the “entitled” generation. From our experience at AgStar with our young and beginning clients, nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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