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Behind Every Great Man…

🕔17:44, 2.Apr 2018

You’ve heard that phrase-  Behind every great man is a great woman.   This expression has been in use at least since the 1940s and suggests that no man becomes successful on his own.  Very often there’s a woman who has had

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Your Farm’s Future

🕔15:46, 11.Dec 2017

As you finish your harvest for the year and put your equipment away, it could be the perfect time to start planning for the future.  Succession planning helps ensure that your farm will one day be passed on to the

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Financial Growth in Uncertain Times

🕔11:55, 31.Oct 2017

It’s no secret that these times are challenging.  The farm sector’s debt-to-income ratio is the highest it’s been in thirty years, and 2017 represents the 5th year in a row that farm solvency ratios have weakened, along with liquidity ratios and working

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The Final Episode

🕔10:37, 10.Jul 2017

Retirement.  A radical idea first proposed to the German parliament in 1881 by Otto von Bismarck outlining government-run financial support for older members of society.  In those days, people simply did not retire.  If they lived, they probably worked on a

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You Never Have to Leave the Farm… Updated

🕔10:20, 16.Nov 2016

If you haven’t yet, you will one day have to deal with moving loved ones off the farm and into a facility that gives them support in their daily living.  It seems that transitions like this are a lot harder for

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Machinery Pete: 2388 Combine Stands Out

🕔09:05, 16.Dec 2015

The tractors were green and blue, but the combine was red. And boy was it nice. On a December 7th farm retirement auction I covered in northeast Colorado, it was a 1999 Case IH 2388 with 1,134 engine hours, so

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The Great Land Debate: When to Buy or Sell

🕔15:10, 26.May 2015

I read an article by Jeff Caldwell, Multimedia Editor for and Successful Farming Magazine the other day that talked about the pros and cons of buying land today.  It peaked my interest and so I looked for other information

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7 Fast Farm Facts Updated

🕔14:28, 25.Nov 2014

Are you entertaining family and friends during the holidays?  Even though you probably never run out of things to talk about, I’ve recapped 7 farm facts that Jessie Scott  writes about on  You could use these to start a

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Giving up the Farm Reins…Are You Ready?

🕔12:23, 14.Jan 2014

Are you ready to pass the farm on to future generations?

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