Machines to Management

by Water Street Solutions February 29, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)As we build larger operations, we need people to help us, but often we don't have the skills to get the best productivity from our people.  Today Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions takes us from working with machines to working with people.  Read his www.farmfutures.com post here.

Rules for the CEO Farmer

by Water Street Solutions February 28, 2012

mGustafson64Today Mike Gustafson, Chief Operating Officer for Water Street Solutions wraps up the series about the CEO farmer with Ken Rahjes of KRVN.  Learn what you should be doing to run your farm like a business and why that's incredibly important in today's economy. The CEO Farmer - Gustafson AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Rules for the CEO Farmer

Rules Provide Strategy to Boost Farm Profitability

by Heather Lauf February 24, 2012

IL Agrinews 2012_02 February.inddIt seems like the rules in the competitive environment of agriculture today are constantly changing. This month in Money News in the Illinois AgriNews, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, discusses two of the "new rules" of farm profitability - and how to use that knowledge to your advantage on your farm.

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The CEO Farmer Sets Standard Procedures

by Water Street Solutions February 21, 2012

mGustafson64Once you start managing people on the farm, the whole dynamic changes and you have to communicate more.  Especially if people are new to your operation (as in "not your family") it's important to lay out expectations.  In another segment on the CEO farmer, Mike Gustafson, Chief Operating Officer with Water Street Solutions talks with Ken Rahjes from KRVN about setting and communicating standard procedures.  CEO Farmers Set Procedures - Gustafson AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: The CEO Farmer Sets Standard Procedures

What Do You Look For in an Advisor?

by Heather Lauf February 21, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)You can't do it all in farming today.  You need help with some of it and sometimes that means hiring a trusted advisor.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions discusses how to go about that selection process.  You can find the post on www.farmfutures.com or read it by clicking here.

The CEO Farmer

by Water Street Solutions February 14, 2012

mGustafson64If you're going to run a farm these days, you have to be a business person, a CEO.  Today Mike Gustafson, Chief Operating Officer of Water Street Solutions, continues his conversation with Ken Rahjes from KRVN about what it takes to be a CEO on the farm. The CEO Farmer - Gustafson AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: The CEO Farmer

Water Street Expert Speaking at Agri-Legacy Conference in Decatur, IL

by Water Street Solutions February 10, 2012

bFranzen64Brigitte Franzen, a Certified Financial Planner with Water Street Solutions' Legacy Department is one of the speakers at an upcoming conference.  The Agri-Legacy Conference will be held on February 23rd at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur, IL.  Attendees will learn how to address a variety of legal and financial challenges, as well as bringing the family together for goal setting and thorough communication.  For more information and registration, click here.

Legacy Planning Happens Every Day

by Water Street Solutions February 7, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)Many farmers have a lot of work ahead of them when it comes to putting together an estate plan that outlines their legacy.  For a moment today, let's think about legacy from another perspective - not your bank account, but what you instill in your kids.  That's the focus of Darren Frye's Finance First this week on www.farmfutures.com.  Read the post here.

Be the CEO of Your Farm

by Water Street Solutions February 7, 2012

mGustafson64Are you farming, or are you managing a multi-million dollar business?  It's likely that the way you answer that question is a good predictor of your success in the future.  Mike Gustafson, Chief Operating Officer of Water Street Solutions talks here with Ken Rahjes from KRVN about what it takes to differentiate yourself as a CEO.  Be the CEO of Your Farm - Gustafson AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Be the CEO of Your Farm

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