Becoming a Dairy Farmer

Don Kinslow knows a few things about row crops, dairy cows, buying farmland – and blazing your own path.

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Carbon Credits for Farmers: FAQs

Are you a farmer who is interested in learning more about the benefits and steps to sell carbon credits? Let’s look at what these are and how it might help you earn additional income.

Ranching Experience Drives Real Estate Business

Acquiring and growing a ranching business is a challenge – and Tamra Kelly has the experience that helps ranchers address them successfully.

Beyond Succession: Farm Transition Planning

Building value and securing a legacy that lasts is a huge motivator for many farm owners. But there is more to continuity than choosing your successor – you also need a transition plan.

Tips from Small Business Owners

Being your own boss sounds glamorous, but what every business owner will tell you is that it takes more: more information, more planning, and more work. Getting insights from those who have not only been there but are continuing to drive success can be invaluable.

Electric Farm Tractors: Exploring Pros & Cons

Electric farm vehicles are making their way into the marketplace. Are they ready for widespread usage – and are farms ready for them? While there are a lot of benefits to electric tractors, there are still some challenges that must be overcome. Let’s look at those pros and cons.

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Investing in the Future, One Ranch at a Time

From running three car dealerships to running cattle, Jaymes “Jay” Holcomb is one of the best – and busiest – businessmen in ranching.

Impact of Western Wildfires on Livestock

Western wildfires not only destroy pristine wilderness, but also represent a threat to large farms and ranches that operate in the area. Livestock, in particular, are vulnerable to injuries from wildfires, and the effects can be short-term or permanent.

From Seed to Yield: Growing a Family Farming Legacy

As the third generation in agriculture, Ryan Drozd of Drozd Family Grain is busy producing more than row crops. He and his family are adding new stories, connections and opportunities to the family’s business.

Assessing Legislation’s Impact on Your Family Farm Business

New legislation is being introduced in Congress or state legislatures. How do you get beyond the political sound bites and screaming headlines to understand what that legislation will truly mean for your family’s farm business? Where can you find the unvarnished truth?


Farmers and RDNs: A Healthy Partnership

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the way people across the world go about their lives. From a greater interest in outdoor activities to a sharper focus on mental health awareness, people are adjusting their lifestyles to reflect newfound, healthier preferences. Nowhere is this behavioral change more evident than in the food industry.

Trends in Agriculture

Agriculture, like almost every other industry, is constantly evolving as new innovations develop and the world in which we live continues to change. Staying on top of the current trends and looking ahead to the future of farming will help your business thrive, and allow you to prepare for and anticipate changes that are moving the industry forward. Let’s take a look at several of the trends being discussed.

What Kinds of Software Do Farmers Need?

The more you can reduce the guesswork, the more profitable your farm may be. That’s where agricultural software comes in.

Resources for Women in Agriculture

Women have played a vital role in agriculture for centuries, yet are still in the minority in leadership within the farming and ranching community.

Tips On How to Protect Yourself During a Construction Project

It’s finally time for that big – or little – construction project.
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What’s Your Story?

Have you ever picked up a menu at a restaurant and read their history on the back?

Who Are Your “Special Advisors”?

Whenever there is a new President, Governor or Mayor elected to office, you hear a lot about “special advisors.”

10 Questions Your Lender Won’t Ask You

Check out these questions that your lender will NOT ask you:

Women on the Farm

According to the new federal census, female producers increased by 27% from 2012 to 2017. Female producers now make up 30% of all U. S. farm operators. Why the increase?

Well Prepared Financials Reflect Good Management Skills

Good production numbers are great, but management skills are a must in today’s environment of tight margins and the endless pressures from third parties.

How to Get Your Loan Decision Faster

Have you ever applied for a loan only have it sit on your lender’s desk for days without an answer?

Small Changes = Big Results

Do you know about the 5% Rule?

Your Farm’s Next Generation: How and When to Involve Your Children

Planting season is coming to a close on the farm and a new crop of graduates is being harvested at the local high school.

Communication is Key with Your Lender

Most farmers and ranchers pride themselves on always paying their debts on time. Making late payments is not something most people take lightly.

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