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Cow-Q-Lators for Figuring Feed Costs, Cow-Calf Share Lease Rates And More

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

One of the reasons some of us don’t track our costs well, or we find out too late that something we’re doing is more expensive than we anticipated, is that math is hard! The folks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center guessed that was a problem, so they’ve provided us […]

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Seeking Succession vs Seeking Success

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  3 Comments

There’s a lot of talk about “succession” being tossed around in agriculture. It occurred to me that some people might not be quite sure what that term means, especially since we seem to have more than one kind of succession to talk about. Currently, a lot of the talk seems to be centered on business […]

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Arkansas Beginning Farmer Gets Financing to Get Started

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

This example of resources available to beginning farmers comes to us from Nicole Gurley, Farm Loan Officer, Washington County, Arkansas. There are links throughout the article that provide more information on the programs available to farmers, whether beginning or experienced. McKenzie Fanning grew up in Westfork, Arkansas, with the dream of becoming a cattleman. Although the […]

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Choosing the Right Partner for a Custom Grazing Deal

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Meg will be part of the On Pasture symposium at the upcoming National Grazing Lands Conference in Reno, Nevada, December 2 – 5, 2018. Register before October 16 for the best rates – just $395 for you and bring a friend or spouse for $175 more! Custom graziers and herd owners both need to be […]

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Is It Possible for a Cattle Operation to Be Sustainable Without a Subsidy?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  3 Comments

This question has been bothering me since attending a workshop a few weeks ago. There were presentations by several producers with the usual stuff, how we do this and why we do it this way. But there were two who really caught my attention. One was a young couple with a 40 acre multi-grazing operation. […]

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