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Land Contracts: Owner Financing With a Twist

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Land Contracts: Owner Financing With a Twist

In the spirit of examining ways to acquire land through seller-financing, it is time to take a look at land contracts.  The land contract is a variation of the owner-financed sale, with both mechanisms being a way for a farmer-buyer to come to terms with an owner-seller, independent of third-party bank financing or complementary to […]

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What Should You Charge for Prescribed Grazing?

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Grazing Management, Marketing, Money Matters, Planning, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Note from Kathy: I get this question a lot from folks who’d like to make money running livestock to manage vegetation. What they’re hoping I’ll give them is a solid dollar figure per animal. But it’s not so easy. Here, Dave Pratt tells you how to figure the right dollar figure for your business. There […]

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The Progressing Farmer Goes to the Bank…and Another Bank…and Another…

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on The Progressing Farmer Goes to the Bank…and Another Bank…and Another…

Want to get a loan to buy your farm? Jenn Colby shares what happens in real life when you’re working with lenders.

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Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 2

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 2

Thanks to the CSA Solutions Hub for sharing this article by Alex. While it was originally written for CSA oriented farmers, the principles are just as true for all farmers and ranchers hoping to work with interns. If you didn’t see Part 1, here it is. Learning – Patience Is a Virtue We’re always struck […]

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Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 1

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 1

Thanks to the CSA Solutions Hub for sharing this article by Alex. While it was originally written for CSA oriented farmers, the principles are just as true for all farmers and ranchers hoping to work with interns. I’d be willing to bet that the vast majority of direct-market farmers started as interns or apprentices on […]

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