Time Management on the Farm

by Water Street Solutions June 26, 2012

mGustafson64We all have a lot to do - and the case is probably worse for the independent farmer.  Your project list is a mile long, and even if you have employees, sometimes training is required to get the most accomplished with employees.  As Mike Gustafson, Chief Operating Officer of Water Street Solutions explains....you might be the one who needs some training.  Listen to the interview with Dewey Nelson from KRVN here.  Time Management on the Farm - Gustafson AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Time Management on the Farm

It's Time to Pay Attention to What Congress is Doing - Or Not Doing

by Water Street Solutions June 25, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)Estate planning is one of those things that always seems to get put on the back burner.  Well, there's a new sense of urgency on this issue, created by our friends in Washington.  For more, read this week's Finance First post by Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions on www.farmfutures.com.  Read it HERE.

Farmers Advised to Make Plans to Create Opportunities

by Heather Lauf June 22, 2012

ILAgrinews_2012_June_Farmers advised to make plans to create opportunitiesWhat are the practices and qualities that make the best farmers stand out from the rest? This month in Money News in the Illinois AgriNews, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, discusses what it takes to meet the challenges of today's agricultural world - and the future.

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Fair Weather Flying

by Water Street Solutions June 19, 2012

dHeffta64The volatility of the current weather market might make us think of flying in a storm.  We're getting tossed around by factors outside of our control.  Dean Heffta, Senior Director of Development with Water Street Solutions uses this analogy to help us think about the traits of a good market advisor.  He talks today with Dewey Nelson from KRVNFair Weather Flying Heffta AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Fair Weather Flying

Building a Strong Corporate Culture on the Farm

by Water Street Solutions June 12, 2012

dFryeoldHappy employees are a great advertisement for your farm.  That's a bottom line reason to focus on corporate culture.  Today Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions talks with Dewey Nelson from KRVN about this topic.  Listen to the discussion.  Building a Strong Corporate Culture on the Farm Frye AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Building a Strong Corporate Culture on the Farm

Fair Weather Flying

by Water Street Solutions June 11, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)It's amazing the similarities between pilots and market advisors.  Either job takes training and the ability to act under stress.  With the markets that we've seen in recent years, it's the equivalent of flying through bad storms.  Today Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, in his post on www.farmfutures.com, talks about how to make sure you have the right one in the cockpit.  Read the post HERE.

The Condition of this Year's Crop

by Water Street Solutions June 5, 2012

dFrye64May12During this time of year, it's easy to get caught with a bad case of backyard syndrome.  We think that the total crop probably looks like ours.  That can be dangerous if we're pricing grain at this point, or putting that off because of our bullish attitude.  Today Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions talks with Dewey Nelson of KRVN about what factors to watch and the possibilities for this crop.  The Condition of this Years Crop June 5 2012 Frye AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: The Condition of this Year's Crop

Creating a Corporate Culture

by Water Street Solutions June 4, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)What is it like to work on your farm?  Think about the environment that you have for employees.  It's your very own corporate culture, and you have the opportunity to craft this purposefully as you grow your farm.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, has some things you need to consider in this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com  Read it HERE.

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