June 24, 2013

Evaluating Potential Pasture Land, Part 3

In addition to the property features discussed in my last article, there are three more categories to evaluate before you decide to lease or buy pastureland. It is crucial that your landowner or realtor give you a complete tour of the land, or give you permission to look around yourself. Take into account any man-made […]

June 17, 2013

Evaluating a Potential Pasture Lease, Part 2

After you have examined the business conditions that surround a potential pasture lease, it’s time to evaluate the grazing characteristics. You must consider both the present condition and the improvement potential of a property you’re considering buying, leasing or managing. If you’re entering the grazing business for the first time, ask a veteran farming friend […]

June 10, 2013

Should I Buy Those Calves?

When you have a good handle on your production costs, and where and for how much you can sell your product, making decisions that increase your profitability become easier.

June 3, 2013

Evaluating Potential Pastureland, Part I

If you’re thinking of leasing pasture or buying a farm, here are some important questions to answer to make sure you’ll be happy with the place you choose.

May 27, 2013

Selling and Signing: Connecting With Landowners to Secure a Pasture Lease

What should you say and do when meeting a landowner for the first time to talk about a potential lease? Here are some tips that are sure to help you prepare for that first hand shake.

May 20, 2013

Building Your Farm Business on Leased Pasture

Taking your farm in a different direction or starting a new enterprise is an intimidating task. Leasing pastureland is the most advantageous way to do so when you need grass but want to minimize risk and debt.

May 13, 2013

Money Matters, But It’s Not the Only Thing!

Help make hearty Stone Soup! When we all work together we can create something that works for everyone!

May 7, 2013

How Can I Tell If a Change is Worth Making?

Do you want to know if that fertilizer treatment is working? Or would you like to know if a particular management practice is worth implementing on your whole farm or ranch? You need to do a little on-farm research, and here’s booklet that can help you get started.

April 30, 2013

Putting Money Where the Birds Nest

How important, how valuable, is living in a community that strikes a better balance with Nature? And are communities willing to pay for the services that producers provide to meet that balance?

April 22, 2013

Habitat for Flying Humanity

Preparing for this year’s bluebirds, Troy shares how birds benefit him, and the diversity of his farm benefits those that, through loss of habitat, are in danger of becoming homeless.

April 16, 2013

How to Make a Million Dollars From Farming

We’re just coming out of winter, when it seems like more money goes out than comes in. In fact, sometimes it might seem like a year-round issue. But given the chance, would you change what you do?

April 2, 2013

To Be Successful, Do What You Do Best

When Forrest Pritchard, a Berryville, VA farmer, decided to sell Montana lamb along with his farm raised beef and pork, he knew he had a winner on his hands. See what he learned in the process.

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