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Business side: Farm safety

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHAT INFORMATION IS ON THE WSPS WEBSITE? The Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) website is full of information on health and safety. There is information on legal compliance issues such as health and safety [Read more]

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Business side: Measuring instincts

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WHAT IS THE KOLBE SYSTEMTM? Kolbe Corp is a publishing and consulting company that provides materials to help people identify their instinctive talents. I am a Kolbe Certified™ Consultant which means that I am trained [Read more]

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Business side: Lease financing

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WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE WHEN PURCHASING EQUIPMENT? The traditional train of thought is that when buying equipment, you can either pay cash or utilize loan financing. But farm business owners often have the additional [Read more]

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Business side: Farm business vision

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

WHY SHOULD FARMERS SEE THEMSELVES AS BUSINESS PEOPLE? For so many years, farm businesses were family businesses and many just considered themselves a family farm. Now that farms are getting so much bigger, so much [Read more]

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Business side: Fraud prevention

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DO FARMERS REALLY NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT FRAUD? No matter the type of business, the risk of fraud is always present.  While you cannot predict why or when your organization may become a target, [Read more]

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Business side: Marketing tips

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WHAT ELEMENTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN MY GRAIN MARKETING PLAN? Developing a marketing plan will help you manage risk and keep you focused on maintaining profits. There are several factors you need to think about [Read more]

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Business side: STEP UP!

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WHAT IS THE STEP UP PROGRAM? STEP UP is an on-farm learning placement. This mentorship program is unlike any other and matches young and beginning farmers or those considering a farming career with an experienced [Read more]

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Business side: Human Resources

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WHAT IS A HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED ONE? A Human Resources Management Plan is a document that a producer would put together to identify both current and [Read more]