Let’s not call these New Year’s Resolutions. Let’s think of them as things we do just because they make us happy, and more profitable. 1. Pay Yourself a fair wage If you are like most farmers or ranchers you don’t pay yourself or other family members a regular salary. That’s a mistake and you […]
As we head into 2018, many of us are thinking about how to get the kind of help that will make us more successful. Here’s a good overview of the kinds of things we can think about. We’ll be going deeper on some of these topics in coming months. Tell us what you need more of!
An old farmer once told me, when I was getting my start in the ranching business, “You don’t control the wind, but you can at least set your sail.” To me, that sounded like a fair deal. If the ranch is the ship, than beyond the perimeter fences lies the ocean. When I stand there, […]
Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative has grown into a $2 million-a-year business thanks to farmers working together to serve a common market, and some assistance from Heifer International. They hope their example can serve as a model for other farmer groups.
If I put the term “opportunity costs” in the title of this article most people would roll their eyes and move on. But if you want to make more money, pay attention. Most people dismiss opportunity costs as a theoretical concept economists use to confuse people who live in the real world. By the end […]