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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? In his latest agriculture blog, Dr. David Kohl shares the ten best management practices for young producers. From tips on family living expenses to investing in productive assets, to peer group consultations and more putting these ten tactics in place can help young and beginning farmers stay competitive. Continue reading >>
How Much Risk Can You Tolerate When Growing Your Business? (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Dairy
March 07, 2017 - Every business involves risk. It's a key component to evaluate when planning. From establishing core values to debt structure, to working capital and systems, Dr. David Kohl discusses specific focus areas to assess when growing your business. Continue reading >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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