Realistic planning required for spring optimism

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Each year spring feels kind of like hitting the reset button as hope blooms anew from freshly worked dirt. It's important to keep that attitude of hope and optimism about the future—especially when all we seem to hear about is the economic downturn in agriculture. But blind optimism or optimism without proactive behavior is foolish. Nobody gets ahead or stays ahead by simply hoping to do so; it takes planning and effort to achieve any goal.

In this week's Finance First column on FarmFutures.com, Darren Frye helps you get in gear for an optimistic spring in 2018.