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How to Write a Custom Grazing Contract

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Strong, written contracts can prevent some of the Boneheaded Business Blunders I made in my early years of ranching. My previous two articles have covered every brutally specific detail that I should have included in my former land lease contracts. This month I’m running down everything that needs to be in a custom grazing contract. […]

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Managing for Margins Makes the Difference Every Time

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

With six decades of farming experience, Don Ashford has a lot of data to draw on. Here’s a lesson he’s learned that can help all of us look at our farming operations and decide what we can control and how we want to farm or ranch.

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Increase Your Profit by Understanding Marketing

By   /  June 4, 2018  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  No Comments

I recently read on article here in On Pasture where Kathy wrote that she’s tired of people talking about how little money they make, and that some youngsters think agriculture should be a public service. For years I thought the biggest problem facing animal agriculture is the brain drain. Think about it, generations before us […]

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Free, On Pasture-Hosted Course on Increasing Your Farm/Ranch Profit

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  Money Matters  /  No Comments

You hear all the time and read it in the news that local farm fresh food is trendy and all the rage. Your gut tells you you’re doing the right thing by providing farm fresh food for your community, healing your family and protecting the land in the process. Yet, we see farm owners selling […]

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Great Marketing Advice Part 2: Three Steps That Will Get New Customers to Your Farm

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Marketing, Money Matters  /  4 Comments

Greg Judy turned On Pasture onto Charlotte Smith, saying hers was the best marketing advice he’d heard. Last week we shared her first article covering six steps for getting started making money from your farm. This week she takes a deeper look at one of those steps: Attract your dream customer. I work with thousands […]

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