Don’t cut cost at the expense of profitability
Efficiency is one of the most overused and misunderstood economic terms brandied about by farm management experts today. While efficiency is important, it is not the sole determinant of profitability. FULL STORY »
Should you purchase nursing home insurance?
Nursing home insurance is receiving a lot of coverage in the financial press. A common sales pitch: You don't want to have to liquidate all of the assets that you worked so hard to build, and that you want to pass on to your children, in order to pay for long-term care. The solution, of course, is buying nursing home insurance. FULL STORY »
Heirs to success
A couple of years ago, I wrote a column on "continuity of management" - a key to the decision-making process for credit needs - and thought we should visit it again. This is an area of great importance when financial institutions make credit decisions. FULL STORY »
Reflections of a new dairy owner
As a veterinary consultant, I always thought that pregnancy examinations, vaccinations, and record-keeping were top priorities. Now, after three years as a dairy farm owner, it's interesting to note how some of those priorities have changed. FULL STORY »
Tax-advantaged ways to pay for education
When it comes to grooming the next manager for your dairy, there's little doubt that a good education is one of the keys to success. However, with education expenses constantly increasing and the amount of financial aid available decreasing, the cost of college is becoming more of a financial burden. FULL STORY »
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