Sept. 19 2023
There are types of planning that I just love. Task me with making a meal plan for the week, and I am happy as a clam for thirty minutes or so as I research new recipes and page through old favorites to...
Aug. 31 2023
With low milk prices and rising costs for inputs, 2023 is not shaping up to be a profitable year for dairy farmers
Aug. 24 2023
Though 2023 has largely been a financial disappointment for dairy farmers, those effects have been somewhat buffered by the strong milk prices received through much of last year. That’s reflected...
July 13 2023
As most dairy farmers know, the previous milk check was quite disheartening
July 12 2023
As fast as agriculture is changing, some things have stayed the same. Most farms — over 90% — are still family owned and operated
April 20 2023
“Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” is an old George Jones song that discusses the future of country music
March 27 2023
In a recent publication in the Journal of Dairy Science, a group of scientists from Cornell University highlighted the importance of financial resiliency to manage economic risk in dairy farm businesses
March 2 2023
A farm transition is a serious investment into the future of the business. It must also be an investment into the future of both the outgoing and incoming generations
July 19 2022
Dairying provides many little instances of joy
May 30 2022
Being in an unproductive meeting is frustrating for all involved. When no one feels like they are being heard, attendees think their time is being wasted
Sept. 3 2021
In a farm business, planning for an owner’s later years is an important aspect of a farm succession plan
March 4 2021
Oklahoma State University created a model that compares business and estate transition strategies and the probability of success
Jan. 7 2021
In a perfect agriculture world, farms would pass seamlessly from one generation to the next
Dec. 28 2020
By planning early for succession, farm owners have the chance to minimize debt, put plans in place in case of an unexpected death or accident, and pass on the knowledge necessary so the next generation...
Dec. 7 2020
It’s almost time to ring in the new year. Now is the time that farmers need to be collecting, tracking, and using information to prepare for the end of 2020
March 30 2020
“When things go crazy, what do you do? Does your team come together or fall apart?” Michael Hoffman asked those questions during his presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s...
Oct. 30 2017
Previously, a financial analysis system call “DuPont” was introduced that assesses profitability through three primary levers
Sept. 27 2017
‘Tis the season for sleepless nights, stress, and quality corn silage
Sept. 25 2017
Profitability can be sliced and diced in a variety of ways to analyze how well a business is doing, what is being done well, or where there are challenges. A financial analysis system called “