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.

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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.

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.

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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?

Pay Down Farm Debt, Invest or Save: What’s the Best Way to Use Extra Income?

The more you plan ahead for those times when you have extra income from improved commodity prices, the more confident you feel when making decisions about how to best use the money.


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?

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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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?

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