What to Do When You've Made a Financial Mistake

by Water Street Solutions July 5, 2011

tBrhel64Even though these are the "good financial times" for some farming operations, the whipsaw actions of the markets, the unpredictability of weather and the increasing complexity of farming can make it hard to reap the benefits.  Here Tim Brhel, an Ag Finance Specialist with Water Street Solutions, talks with Ken Rahjes from KRVN about some of the financial trouble spots and strategies for righting the ship.  What to Do When Youve Made a Financial Mistake - Brhel AUDIO

Keeping Your Head Amidst the Volatility

by Water Street Solutions June 28, 2011

dFrye64updateCrazy up and down days in the markets are hard on our emotions.  And if you don't have a plan, they can be equally hard on your finances.  This week Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions talks with Ken Rahjes of KRVN about strategies for managing this.  Keeping Your Head Amidst Volatility - Frye AUDIO

How to Hire a Marketing Service

by Water Street Solutions June 22, 2011

Darren R Frye July 2010Commodity marketing isn't easy.  Some farmers have hired this kind of help without success.  In this video, taken at a Commodity Classic seminar earlier this year, Arlan Suderman, Market Analyst with Farm Futures and Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions talk frankly about the process of hiring a marketing service, including some of the traps you can get into.  If you're really thinking you need help in marketing, watch this video to help you make a better hire.  

The Marketing Zoo (Which Animal Are You?)

by Kim Lang June 21, 2011

lion3We all want to be better marketers.  One way we can do that is by understanding the way we operate and the emotions we bring to the markets.  Water Street Solutions' Director of Development Dean Heffta has a unique analogy to help you better understand how you approach the markets.  He talks here with Ken Rahjes from KRVN.

The Marketing Zoo - Heffta AUDIO

Prevented Planting Lowers Corn Stocks - Brownfield

by Water Street Solutions June 13, 2011

Brownfield LogoLast week's USDA production and ending stocks estimates reflected the challenges of the planting season.  Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye was a guest on Brownfield's Managing for Profit.  Listen to the report here.

Record High Corn Price

by Water Street Solutions June 9, 2011

Brownfield LogoCorn futures hit a record high price today in response to the lower USDA production estimate.  Water Street Solutions President and CEO Darren Frye spoke with John Perkins from Brownfield about the report.  Tune in here.

Being a Contrarian

by Water Street Solutions June 1, 2011

dHeffta64Are you thinking about it the same way as everyone else? Being different wasn't much fun in high school, but out in the business world, it can be an advantage. Here KRVN's Ken Rahjes talks with Dean Heffta, Director of Development for Water Street Solutions about how being a contrarian might be helpful to your business.

Being a Contrarian - Heffta AUDIO For the text of the interview, click here: Being a Contrarian

Make Replant Decisions By the Numbers

by Water Street Solutions May 25, 2011

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)Many areas of the eastern corn belt are far behind on planting progress, whether it's the first time this season, or round two.  It's a tough decision, often made based on emotion.  If you're looking for some advice, take a look at our new blog on www.farmfutures.com.  It's called Finance First.  Read it here.

Being a Contrarian

by Water Street Solutions May 16, 2011

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)There's some benefit of not thinking and doing the same way as everyone else.  Find out how to capture some of that benefit by reading Finance First this week on www.farmfutures.com.  You can read it by clicking here.

Darren Frye, Dean Heffta to Speak at Top Producer Summer Seminar

by Kim Lang May 12, 2011

PrintDarren R Frye July 2010Dean Heffta Media photoIf you're looking for a business tune-up, it's on the agenda June 7th and 8th in Bettendorf, Iowa as Top Producer announces the agenda for its Summer Seminar.  If you joined them in Chicago in January, you know the place was packed with top farmers from around the country wanting to work on their business and management skills.  Because of high demand, the group has added an additional seminar.  Two of our executives have been tapped to speak.  Darren Frye, our President and CEO will talk Wednesday at 1:30 on The New Rules of Profitable Farming.  Dean Heffta, Director of Development at Water Street Solutions will present The Seven Keys to Forging Farm Success at 11:00 that morning.  Click here for the online agenda and registration.

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