Expansion During Tough Times

A growing farm business is emotionally rewarding. However, what do the economics tell you? Many farmers look at current grain prices, high input costs and lower profitability and decide that tough times are the wrong time to grow. However, a wise investor looks at the intrinsic value of future earnings, a margin of safety and Read more about Expansion During Tough Times[…]

What is Expansion Marketing?

The term “marketing” has taken on many meanings throughout history. For many farmers “marketing” is a reference to hedging, HTA’s and options contracts to sell their grain. Farmers look at value-added crops as a way to get a premium above local markets. Outside the farm, “marketing” is the activities involved in making people aware of Read more about What is Expansion Marketing?[…]