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Young, Beginning Farmers
Benefit Your Operation with a Farm Business Plan: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Young, Beginning Farmers, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Women In Agriculture
April 24, 2014 - A business plan guides the future for your farm. In his video, Dr. Kohl visits with young farmers as they explain the importance of writing down your goals and how the plan can help guide you in making decisions. Continue reading >>
Tips for a Successful Planting Season: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Matthew Lange, Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy, Grain
April 24, 2014 - With planting season beginning soon, dairy producers can ensure profitable margins by taking action to prevent downtime, maximizing planting efficiency and planning for adverse crop conditions along the way. AgStar's Matt Lange provides tips on how to make sure it runs smoothly. Continue reading >>
Women In Agriculture
Farmers Have Their Own Style of Leadership: Women in Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Karen Schwaller, Farmer/Writer
TAGS: Women In Agriculture, Dairy, Grain, Swine, Young, Beginning Farmers
April 23, 2014 - Farmers make great leaders. As they build relationships, get involved in their community and lead 4-H groups, their leadership in agriculture shines through. In our women in agriculture blog, Karen Schwaller explains how they do this all while running the farm and raising families. Continue reading >>
What is Driving the Grain Markets? Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Kurt Lensing, AgStar Grain Industry Specialist
TAGS: Grain, Global Markets & Economics
April 23, 2014 - Volatility continues in the grain markets, especially in the soybeans. In today’s grain blog, AgStar’s Kurt Lensing breaks down the bearish and bullish factors that continue to drive the grain markets, along with considerations for the planting season. Continue reading >>
Use Dairy Benchmarks to Improve Your Operation: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Sara Swenson, Dairy Business Consultant
TAGS: Dairy
April 22, 2014 - As dairy producers, benchmarking is one of your most valuable tools. In our dairy blog, Sara Swenson gives details on the 2013 annual benchmark report and provides tips on how to use the results to empower the team on your dairy operation. Continue reading >>
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