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Are you thinking about the farm this time a year? It seems this time of year the weather changes from one day to the next or even one hour to the next. But there is always something to do on the farm. Most farmers and landowners have their lease agreements in place and are looking Read more about Three benefits of a farm pre-planting meeting[…]
What should I include in my budget for landlords beyond just rent? It is normally this time of year when many producers are thinking about the annual budgets and planning their cash flow for next year. This is a must for any business, so it is just as important in farming. Many producers do Read more about Budgeting for growth and building relationships with landlords?[…]
How important is it to clear brush from the edges of your fields? I was talking to a farmer that I’ve worked closely with for many years and this week was the week they were out cleaning fence rows. And I couldn’t agree more that this was a perfect week, with the mild temperatures and Read more about Pros and Cons to Keeping Fence Rows Clean[…]
How can I build soil organic matter? Last week I shared with you the importance of soil organic matter and the many benefits it can give to your crop and soil. Organic matter is one of the hardest places to see improvements. The amount of time it takes to grow organic matter just half a Read more about What can I do to build soil organic matter?[…]
What makes one field more productive than another? As you evaluate the productivity of your field, what characteristics make it more valuable than another? There are many things that contribute to a fields’ overall productivity, soil health, drainage, fertility, etc. But soil organic matter seems to be most common in highly productive fields. So what Read more about Why is Soil Organic Matter so Important?[…]
What questions do you ask when meeting with a new farm renter? Last week I shared with you a conversation I had with a landowner. I was intrigued by his question when he asked, “What is your farming philosophy?” After thinking more about this question, it has led me to what other questions every landowner Read more about Four Questions every Landowner should ask their Tenant[…]
What is your Farming Philosophy? “What is your farming philosophy?” In most circles this seems like an odd question. It is not one that will make the national news or be asked by host Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. It is a question I think most people don’t give any thought to ask, even Read more about What’s is your farming philosophy?[…]
What does a freeze and thaw really do? As I look out the window at the outside landscape, I see snow falling. It is a reminder that here in the Midwest, we have seasons. Have you thought about if the freeze and thaw is beneficial to the soil in your fields? What is this actually Read more about How the Freeze and Thaw affects Soil Compaction[…]
How does a solid plan impact a long-term lease on your farm? Do most growers have a long-term plan when it comes to the acres they own? Of course they do, because they have control of the future of that land. They may also a vision of what they want the land to look like Read more about What do you need to create a long-term lease?[…]
Is the relationship with the landlord just about the cash rent dollar? A simple reason for cash rent being higher than the local market value is due to farmers’ need to grow. This is often done at the expense of higher risk just to get their foot in the door. Although I don’t recommend this Read more about How do you reduce your farm cash rent cost?[…]