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Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 1

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  No Comments

Thanks to the CSA Solutions Hub for sharing this article by Alex. While it was originally written for CSA oriented farmers, the principles are just as true for all farmers and ranchers hoping to work with interns. I’d be willing to bet that the vast majority of direct-market farmers started as interns or apprentices on […]

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The Progressing Farmer Buys a Farm Part 3: How to Pick the Right Farm

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

In Part 1 of this series, Jenn Colby described her drive to farm, how hard she worked to make a go of it on a tight budget, the business plan that told her, don’t quit your day job and maybe get a better paying job so you can afford your farming dream, and how that […]

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Western SARE Internship Handbook

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

On Pasture readers have asked for  information on how they can get started with interns for their farms or ranches. It’s a big topic that requires more than one article. So we’re going to ask for help from our readers as well. If you have experience with interns and apprentices and would like to share […]

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Don’t Let a Down Market Get You Down

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Leasing Pasture, Marketing, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Don’t Let a Down Market Get You Down

When times get tough, the tough start…thinking differently. Kit shares some things to keep in mind when building a new cattle business or keeping your current operation profitable.

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The Progressing Farmer Buys a Farm Part 2: Getting Your Head Right

By   /  April 17, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on The Progressing Farmer Buys a Farm Part 2: Getting Your Head Right

In Part 1 of this series, Jenn Colby described her drive to farm, how hard she worked to make a go of it on a tight budget, the business plan that told her, don’t quit your day job and maybe get a better paying job so you can afford your farming dream, and how that […]

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