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The What, Whys and Hows of Preparing Year-end Financials (Article)
By: Cathy Olson, Senior Business Counseling Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
December 07, 2016 - Most producers didn't go into farming so they could sit at a computer and crunch numbers. Solid financial reporting, however, is an important part of a successful operation. AgStar's Cathy Olson shares some tips on what you need, why you need it and how do you get it done. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Reflection Key to Achieving Your Vision for Year Ahead (Video)
By: Elaine Froese, Farmer/Writer
TAGS: Women In Agriculture, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
December 02, 2016 - As the year nears its end, it's a good time to reflect on all that has happened. Much work has likely been accomplished on the farm, but have the other aspects of your life benefitted to the same degree? Take time to think about the most remarkable things that happened in 2016, and whether what you wanted to occur actually took place. Then, create your vision for the year ahead, and remember -- don't lose sight of what's most important to you! Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Farm Legacy Opportunities: Partnering with a Non-Family Member (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
December 02, 2016 - About 20% of U.S. farms and ranches today do not have individuals from the next generation willing or ready to take over the business. Yet, we know there are a number of millennials that are very, very interested in possibly owning and operating an agricultural business in the future. How do we align these two groups of people? Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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Beans in the Ten's (Article)
By: Glenn Wachtler, Assoc VP Financial Services
TAGS: Grain, Risk Management Planning, Women In Agriculture, Young, Beginning Farmers
 
November 30, 2016 - Remember "beans in the teens?" The story has changed. However, after a very good 2016 harvest -- and thanks to some global circumstances -- soybeans have become the most profitable crop on many U.S. farms. Some producers are leveraging the uptick by thinking about crop insurance as a strategy, giving them an opportunity to maximize the guaranteed amount of income brought back to the farm. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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It's Time for Ag Producers to Sweat the Small Stuff (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Grain, Dairy, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers, Women In Agriculture, Risk Management Planning
 
November 18, 2016 - Sometimes even seasoned veterans can be thrown for a loop. Dr. David Kohl shares his experience of how a young producer's thought-provoking question helped him see business planning -- from sweating the small stuff, to exploring niche markets -- through a new lens. Continue reading >>
 
 
 
 
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