Future Needs of the Farm Drive Transition Plan

by Heather Lauf April 16, 2014

jLadman64Fast forward to your farming operation in the future - think 10 or 20 years from now. What does the operation look like? Who is involved? And what are they doing?

Figuring out what your farm will need in the future is the first step to make plans for how to get there - and how the next generation will be involved. Jason Ladman, Director with Water Street Solutions, talks about what that could look like. He talks here with farm broadcaster Dewey Nelson of KRVN.   Future Needs of the Farm Drive Transition Plan Ladman AUDIO

Draw Your Road Map to Farm Success

by Heather Lauf April 7, 2014

Farm Futures logoHave you ever tried to drive somewhere new without having directions - from your cell phone or GPS? It can be frustrating trying to get somewhere without a clear road map of how you're going to get there. But what if the map to your destination doesn't even exist yet? When do you do then?

In his weekly Finance First post on FarmFutures.com, Darren Frye, President and CEO writes about what some farmers are doing to 'draw a new map' to their destination of farm success. Read his blog post.

Keeping Landlord Relationships Strong

by Heather Lauf March 26, 2014

dHeffta64A lot has changed when it comes to relationships between farmers and farmland owners - and that's top of mind for many farmers. You might be asking yourself how you can start and maintain the best possible relationships with your landlords. Dean Heffta, our Senior Director, has some ideas for you about how to strengthen those relationships. Listen to him talk about that with Dewey Nelson of KRVN.   Keeping Landlord Relationships Strong Heffta AUDIO

'Pre-Season' Check-Ups Key to Success

by Heather Lauf March 19, 2014

ahoerr64As you get ready to get into planting season, you're probably doing check-ups and preparing so you can have the best season possible once you do get out there in the field. And maybe the business side of your operation could benefit from a 'check-up' during this time - helping you plan for success this year. Andy Hoerr, Field Representative with Water Street Solutions, talks about this with Dewey Nelson of KRVN.   Pre-Season Check-Ups Hoerr AUDIO

Recharge Your Batteries Now

by Heather Lauf March 17, 2014

Farm Futures logoYou're anxious to be getting into the field, but taking some time now to reflect and refresh before you get into your busy season could be the best thing for you - and your business.

In his weekly Finance First post, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions says visualizing now what's going to happen during planting time can be beneficial later when you're engaged in such a busy time. Read his blog post.

Are You a 'Business-First' Farm Family?

by Heather Lauf March 11, 2014

Farm Futures logoWhat's a 'business-first' farm family? What do they do well, that makes them successful - both in their business and as a family? Jolene Brown is a family business expert and speaker who helped participants at our Ag Edge farm business seminars this winter answer those questions for their own family farm businesses.

In his weekly Finance First post on FarmFutures.com, Darren Frye, President and CEO, writes about the practices of the successful 'business-first' farm family. Read his blog post.

Prepare For Planting, Prepare Your Business

by Heather Lauf March 3, 2014

Farm Futures logoYou're getting ready for planting season. And as you prepare your equipment, would you benefit from a 'check-up' or assessment of the business side of your operation? Sometimes a review like that can reveal a potential problem that can save you a lot of time in the field - or challenges in building your business.

In his weekly Finance First post on FarmFutures.com, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, writes about the business planning that goes right along with preparations for planting season. Read his blog post.

Find a Business Coach - for Your Farm

by Heather Lauf February 26, 2014

aHoerr64Have you been watching the Olympic Games lately? The athletes often talk about their coaches in the stories that accompany the competition - explaining how their coach pushed them to step up their game and helped them continually improve their skills.

What would a 'coaching' relationship between a farm and a farm business coach look like? It's exactly that - a relationship - says Andy Hoerr, Field Representative at Water Street Solutions, where the coach brings new ideas and insights to the farm business to help the farm take things to the next level. Andy talks here with Dewey Nelson from KRVN.  A Business Coach for the Farm Hoerr AUDIO

Keep Landlord Relationships Strong

by Heather Lauf February 25, 2014

Farm Futures logoIt's going to be key - especially in the next few years - to make strong relationships with each of your landlords a priority. What are some specific actions you can begin taking today to strengthen your relationships with your landlords?

Our President and CEO Darren Frye has some ideas you could use in your operation's landlord relations strategy in his weekly Finance First post on FarmFutures.com. Read his blog post.

Taking the Farm to the Next Level of Professionalism

by Heather Lauf February 20, 2014

dHeffta64If you've been going to farm seminars and meetings this winter, reading up on farm periodicals, and planning for the upcoming growing season, you might start to feel: How am I going to put the best ideas into practice on my farm?

Our Senior Director Dean Heffta talks with Dewey Nelson from KRVN about what to do to get ideas implemented in the operation, taking the farm to the next level.  Taking the Farm to the Next Level of Professionalism Heffta AUDIO

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