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Why Do the Big Guys Win?

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

A recent Ranching For Profit School graduate sent me a link to MSN Careers.  It had a list of the top 10 “dead-end jobs.” Number one on the list was Farmers and Ranchers. The author concluded that large farms would get bigger and that smaller, independent family farms, that didn’t rely on off-farm income, might […]

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How to Work Successfully With Non-Farming Landowners

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters  /  1 Comment

A successful, long-term farm tenure arrangement between farmer and non-farming landowner depends on good communication, and can help you decide whether or not you, as the leasee can realistically meet the non-farming landowner’s goals and expectations, and whether or not the land can realistically meet your goals and expectations. Good communication can also be used […]

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Planning For, and Managing Through Drought

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Money Matters, Planning, Water  /  No Comments

Some readers are in the middle of a severe drought, and it comes for all of us at some point. Having a plan for how to respond and manage through it can help you survive, and even thrive.

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The Progressing Farmer Goes to the Bank…and Another Bank…and Another…

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on The Progressing Farmer Goes to the Bank…and Another Bank…and Another…

Want to get a loan to buy your farm? Jenn Colby shares what happens in real life when you’re working with lenders.

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You CAN Farm/Ranch for Profit

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  Comments Off on You CAN Farm/Ranch for Profit

This past weekend I reviewed a DVD that I think every On Pasture reader should have. “The Three Secrets For Increasing Profit” is an introduction to principles from the Ranching for Profit School and features Dave Pratt of Ranch Management Consultants. I’m recommending it so highly because I think it helps On Pasture accomplish one […]

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