The Risk of Not Doing Anything

by Water Street Solutions May 10, 2011

dFrye64updateSometimes we have such a hard time making a decision, that we just choose not to make a decision.  It's called inaction and it has its own set of consequences.  Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye talks here with KRVN's Ken Rahjes about what this means to a producer.  The Risk of Not Doing Anything - Frye AUDIO  For the text of the interview, click here: The Risk of Not Doing Anything

Important to Grow Farm Size in a Strategic Way

by Water Street Solutions April 29, 2011

IN Agrinews 12- April 2011Expansion may seem a no brainer if you've managed to do some things right in these times of opportunity and generate extra cash.  But growing the size of your operation can be done right and it can be done wrong.  In this article, Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye talks about both ways - and some of the ramifications of each.  To read this article, click here.  IN Agrinews April 29 2011

A Solid Start for a Young Farmer

by Water Street Solutions April 5, 2011

dFrye64 new blue Entering farming these days is a little more intimidating than it was one or two decades ago. Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, has guidance for young people looking to get started. He talks here with KRVN's Ken Rahjes.

A Solid Start for a Young Farmer - Frye AUDIO For the text of the interview, click here: A Solid Start for a Young Farmer

Should I Build Bins?

by Water Street Solutions April 4, 2011

Darren R Frye July 2010Adding grain storage to an operation is one of those financial decisions that should be made starting with a feasibility study.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, and Arlan Suderman, Market Analyst at Farm Futures, spoke on a panel at Commodity Classic in March about the considerations that should go into adding storage capacity.  See the discussion on this video.

Setting Yourself Apart - Building a Path to Success VIDEO

by Water Street Solutions March 23, 2011

Darren R Frye July 2010Definitely, there are some farmers doing better than others these days.  Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye says there could be a $500/acre profit difference between neighboring farmers based on how well management is handled.  Take a look at this video from the recent Commodity Classic session, to understand some of the differentiators.  Click HERE to watch.  The video features Darren Frye, and Arlan Suderman of Farm Futures.

Marketing Discipline

by Kim Lang March 15, 2011

dFrye64update It's easy enough to get stressed out during planting season, let alone a planting season with the markets behaving wildly.  KRVN's Ken Rahjes talks here with Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye about how to manage both.

Marketing Discipline - Frye AUDIO  For the text of the interview, click here: Marketing Discipline

Crop Insurance Combined with Marketing TUTORIAL

by Kim Lang March 9, 2011

Quick!  Watch this before March 15th if you want to have a better understanding about how crop insurance and marketing tie together strategically.  This video was taken at Commodity Classic last week in Tampa.  This video runs 8:49 in length and will be well worth your time.  Click HERE to watch the video.

 

Farm Size Increase Doesn't Guarantee More Profit

by Water Street Solutions February 25, 2011

IN Agrinews Febr 25 2011 (Custom) It's easy to dream your farm bigger in times when commodity prices are good.  Actually growing the size of your farm is a little more complex.  You have to think about always keeping yourself in a good financial position, even in down years that might be on the horizon, before that additional land is paid off or before the new lease agreement expires.  Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye explores that issue in the February 25th edition of Indiana Agrinews.  You can also read it here.  IN Agrinews Febr 25 2011

Marketing + Discipline Seminar at Commodity Classic

by Water Street Solutions February 9, 2011

OlCClogo It's easy to let your emotions take over when you're trying to market that crop that's your whole shot at profit for the year....especially when prices are where they are right now.  In times like these, it's critical for farmers to understand the factors involved and make management decisions with all of the information available.  Good financial management is more than knowing the fundamental factors that are affecting the trade.  It's important to understand where risk lies, and how to manage it.  If you're planning to attend Commodity Classic, be sure to spend your Friday afternoon with Max Armstrong, Arlan Suderman and Darren Frye.

Max Armstrong Photo 2009 Darren R Frye July 2010

Driving Working Capital to Forty Percent

by Kim Lang February 7, 2011

dFrye64update Benchmarks are important in managing farm finances.  One of those targets that we work toward at Water Street Solutions is a working capital ratio of 40 percent.  Water Street Solutions' President and CEO Darren Frye talks more about this with KRVN's Ken Rahjes.

Driving Working Capital to Forty Percent AUDIO   For the text of the interview, click here:  Driving Working Capital to 40 Percent

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