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MANAGEMENT

Manage employees, analyze yield drivers, explore forage markets, become more confident in preparing farm financial statements, and untangle farm succession issues.

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Way back when (late ‘60s, I believe), there was a movement afoot to hold potatoes off the market to address the abysmally low prices of the year.

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The well-being of the 2011 forage crop will depend on whether producers alleviate some of the stresses caused by past management concerns, according to Purdue Extension forage specialist Keith Johnson.

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Most hay producers want to produce hay as profitably as possible. Establishing economic goals is the first step towards profitability. Once goals are established, farmers benefit by developing a management mindset centered on a business approach.

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Forages are a primary energy feed source. From a forage standpoint, as plants mature, fiber increases. Fiber is less digestible than other plant parts and fiber digestibility declines as plants mature.

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An owner’s responsibilities for running a small business can seem overwhelming. As a result, the delicate balancing act of allocating time to work on the business, as well as in the business, can result in too little time for family, personal interests and self-care.

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With the ever-changing demands on today’s agricultural producers, comparing options for viable accounting software programs to aid in the management of their operations can be overwhelming.

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