Budgeting for growth and building relationships with landlords?

  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?[…]

Farm Growth

Land Transfers and how it will affect Farm Growth

How will land transfers affect your farm growth? Have you thought about buying land recently? What does the near future look like for this ambitious but important goal? According to the USDA Economic Research Service, of the 911 million acres in the lower 48 states. Along with that, 31% of the land today is owned Read more about Land Transfers and how it will affect Farm Growth[…]

Value-added Landowners

Some Landowners Are Seeking Value-Added not Commodities

What are landowners looking for? Landowners come in many shapes and sizes, figuratively speaking. As you look at the diversity of this group, they cannot be lumped into one or even two categories. Their demographics are many and their thoughts of how their land should be utilized is also diverse. I spoke to a landowner Read more about Some Landowners Are Seeking Value-Added not Commodities[…]

What’s in your Control?

As you look at agriculture today, the landscape looks much different than it did even ten years ago, with talks of six major seed and chemical companies merging into three. Equipment manufacturers are consolidating as well as many retail companies and cooperatives just seem to be getting bigger. It is evident that things are changing. Read more about What’s in your Control?[…]

Farm

Can I grow beyond what my dad or granddad built?

Have you ever asked yourself this very challenging question? I know I have and am sure you have, whether or not you have verbalized it. This is a something everyone, since the beginning of time, has asked themselves and most have struggled with answering. Most people have an ambition to be better than their parents. Read more about Can I grow beyond what my dad or granddad built?[…]