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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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I don’t care who you are, standing at farm auctions has to rate in the top ten in a list of coldest jobs, especially when they’re auctioning all the household junk off first.

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It is said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. While it is a tough topic to talk about, planning for the continuation of a farm following the death of the farm’s caretaker needs to take place. I find it frustrating to hear about a farm that goes without an estate plan.

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In the upper transition zone, most of our pastures consist of cool-season forage species. There are some natives that have been reintroduced; however, the vast majority of the forage acres are improved with Kentucky 31 tall fescue.

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Milk price has a significant impact on agriculture across the U.S. Lower prices in the past year has dairy farmers asking, “What inputs can I cut back on to reduce my cost of production and not greatly reduce my yield?”

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Some years you make money; some years you don’t – that’s the nature of agriculture, right? Not so, says Nate Riggan, certified public accountant and owner of Pointguard Financial.

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It is hard to reach your destination if you don’t know where you are going. This statement is certainly valid for a vacation or business trip, but it also applies to operation of an agricultural enterprise.

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