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Writing an Accurate Apprenticeship Description & Promoting Your Opportunity

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Writing an Accurate Apprenticeship Description & Promoting Your Opportunity

Last week, we talked about the questions to ask yourself when thinking about taking on an apprentice or intern. Now, let’s look at how to be clear about what kind of opportunity you have to offer, and the kind of person you’d like to work with. Describe your opportunity Apprenticeships come in all shapes, sizes, […]

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Adapting to Drought – Lessons That Lead to Success

By   /  April 27, 2020  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Adapting to Drought – Lessons That Lead to Success

In my February article, A Start-Up Grazier Shares Lessons Learned, I outlined several lessons we have learned in the early years of our cattle operation. Kathy asked that I share more details about each of the lessons from that first article to cover more of the challenges and solutions we developed along the way. Lesson […]

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Planning for a Stocker Operation – Homework To Do If You’re Considering This Option

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Blake Allen follows up on his first article about switching to and running a stocker operation, going into more detail about considerations for folks thinking about this option. I spent several years reading about and talking to folks about stock calves before I ever bought any animals. Such careful planning and diligent research is critical […]

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Do You Have an Idea for a New Product? Here’s How to Get Financial Assistance to Get Started

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Do You Have an Idea for a New Product? Here’s How to Get Financial Assistance to Get Started

Information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Producer Grant Program was recently announced. It includes $37 million in grant support to help producers generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase income. In conjunction with this announcement, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) released a newly updated version of its Farmers’ […]

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How Does the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Get Started?

By   /  October 28, 2019  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Don shares this piece as an opening to a conversation. It’s an important one to have. Please share your thoughts, experiences, ideas and suggestions in the comments below. What Do Y’all Think? Donnie, our son, comes by to visit and check on the old people on Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. Last week he was […]

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