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A First Step in Reducing Inputs to Increase Profitability

By   /  July 8, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

We talk a lot about reducing inputs so that the farm or ranch can be more profitable. But how do you figure out what you should cut and what you should keep? Do you have a goal that can provide direction? For some ideas on that, here’s a jam-packed 2:13 interview with the Noble Research […]

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This New Podcast Will Get Your Business Going

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  No Comments

Charlotte Smith heard some disturbing USDA statistics a few years ago: “Three hundred farmers go out of business every week in the United States. Eighty percent are are out of business by year two, and only 2% of farmers are still around at year five.” That’s something Charlotte is determined to change, so, with her […]

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Making Dreams Come True

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

There is a line in one of Bruce Springsteen’s songs, “is a dream a lie if it don’t come true?” We all have our dreams but the ones that become reality and were not a lie are the ones that we really worked on to make come true. My Daddy used to tell me and […]

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Are You Running a Marginal Business?

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  10 Comments

What starts out as a bar conversation becomes a lesson in what to do if you want to make more money farming or ranching.

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Partnerships Demonstrate That Profitable Ranching and Healthy Ecosystems Go Hand in Hand

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  1 Comment

Thanks to my co-author on this piece, Pete Bauman. He sent me the video and shared the key takeaways that makes the video so helpful. Pete is a Range Field Specialist for South Dakota State University Extension. His specialty is helping producers combine profitability and ecological balance. Bill Sproul loves prairies and all that open […]

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