Relationship

Four easy ways to improve the farmer/landowner relationship

Business relationships are hard How do you improve the relationship with a new farmer and/or an existing one who has rented your land for many years? Relationships are hard work and it can be even harder when the time you spend together is limited. This is the case for many landowners who are renting their Read more about Four easy ways to improve the farmer/landowner relationship[…]

Drainage Tile

How does drainage tile work and will it improve your farmland?

Would your farmland benefit from drainage tile? It seems like the spring and summer of 2017 will be remembered as one of the wettest in history. In much of the corn belt evidence of drown out spots and waterlogged soils blanket the countryside. Managing the air and water in the soil is a major economic Read more about How does drainage tile work and will it improve your farmland?[…]

An Attorney-Do you need one if your own farmland?

How do you protect you and your farmland? What about an attorney? It has been a good couple of weeks exploring the valuable people who every landowner should surround themselves with. A high quality loan officer and someone experienced in secession planning are two of those people. Today we will discuss how a trusted attorney Read more about An Attorney-Do you need one if your own farmland?[…]

Secession Planning

Secession Planning-A Landowners Friend

Why would a landowner need someone to help with secession planning? Last week, I shared with you the importance of every landowner having a loan officer and had a great conversation with Bob Fulling. Today I have the pleasure of introducing Brian Koch. Brian is an experienced financial advisor who helps families transition their farm Read more about Secession Planning-A Landowners Friend[…]

Management team

Why does the farmer renting your land need a management team?

Why should the farmer renting your land have a management team? Over this past year I have shared the importance of having a solid management team with farmers. So what or who is a management team, and why is this important to me? These are all good questions that deserve some explanation. As you look Read more about Why does the farmer renting your land need a management team?[…]

Land Management

It’s Love of the Land, not Land Management

The key to land management, love of the land. One of the most celebrated, most talked about, and most anticipated events just happened this weekend. It was the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. In two minute and three seconds Always Dreaming crossed the finish line, leaving behind a number of other really fast horses. Read more about It’s Love of the Land, not Land Management[…]

Farmland for rent

Understanding your personality and everyone else’s!

Over the years, there have been people I have really connected with and we have formed a close relationships. Looking back at my childhood, I can remember those I was drawn to and we became good friends. These were the guys I wanted on my kickball team at recess and with whom I enjoyed 4-H. Read more about Understanding your personality and everyone else’s![…]

farm lease

What Would You Do to Protect a Million Dollar Investment?

If you owned a house valued at $1 million, would you rent it out with no stipulations, no written lease, and no demands on how the renters would care for your investment? Of course not, that wouldn’t make much sense, would it? Yet that’s exactly what’s being done with thousands of acres of farmland owned Read more about What Would You Do to Protect a Million Dollar Investment?[…]