Every successful dairy has its secrets
Every business has its secrets. these are the secrets of business strategy that we really don’t like sharing with our colleagues when we discuss our financial and management structure. FULL STORY »
Avoid the alternate-generation phenomena
Have you ever really looked at a successful family dairy operation in your area? If so, you probably have noticed something that I call the “alternate-generation phenomena.” FULL STORY »
Give your business succession plan a checkup
What is the status of your business succession plan? Have you revisited it since it was originally written? If not, chances are it needs to be updated. FULL STORY »
Riding out the downside
As I visit with dairy producers throughout the major milk-producing areas about the current roller coaster ride we are on, I hear a wide range of assessments. Some think the downturn is temporary and that a new government support program is necessary and inevitable. Others think this downturn could last for up to two years. FULL STORY »
Prep your income for leaner times
Baby boomers are reinventing retirement and savings plans. They are expected to live longer, play harder — and many will work part-time to help stretch their money with the hope that they will not outlive their savings. FULL STORY »
How’s your health?
Dairy farming is ranked as one of the most demanding businesses in terms of time and self-commitment, not to mention the possibility of physical injury from animals or equipment. FULL STORY »
- “Ag-gag” laws in the news
- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
- Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs
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