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Bone-headed Beef Business Blunders Part 3: Contracts – Go Ahead, Write a Book

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Bone-headed Beef Business Blunders Part 3: Contracts – Go Ahead, Write a Book

For the third and final confession in my Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders series, I want to cover land lease and custom grazing contracts. I got myself into some sticky situations in my early years of ranching, due to assuming too much. In the past my land lease contracts have fit on one printed page with […]

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Calculating Meat Storage Costs for Chest Freezers

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  Marketing, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  2 Comments

If you put the cost of electricity in terms of the number of chickens or pounds of beef you have to sell to pay for it you’ll have a better handle on making a profit.

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Boneheaded Beef Business Blunders Part 2: I Have Trust Issues

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  2 Comments

The response to my January article about business blunders has been strong and positive. I am glad my experiences are resonating with and helping the grazing community. I have these articles planned through July, so stay tuned for plenty more tales from a recovering business bonehead. This month, lets talk Trust. Check References If you […]

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Conservation Districts Are Here To Help

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

There have been plenty of times in my life when I’ve thought “Boy, I wish I had someone to ask about this problem….” We’ve probably all been there, wondering where to find someone with some answers, or resources that could make our work a little easier, or help us be more successful. So here’s some […]

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Here Are the Ins and Outs of Farm Funding With Federal Loans

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Here Are the Ins and Outs of Farm Funding With Federal Loans

The National Young Farmers Coalition has just released a guidebook to Farm Service Agency loans that will have you walking through the bureaucracy with ease. The best part? It’s FREE. Get it here!

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