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Arkansas Beginning Farmer Gets Financing to Get Started

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Arkansas Beginning Farmer Gets Financing to Get Started

This example of resources available to beginning farmers comes to us from Nicole Gurley, Farm Loan Officer, Washington County, Arkansas. There are links throughout the article that provide more information on the programs available to farmers, whether beginning or experienced. McKenzie Fanning grew up in Westfork, Arkansas, with the dream of becoming a cattleman. Although the […]

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Choosing the Right Partner for a Custom Grazing Deal

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Meg will be part of the On Pasture symposium at the upcoming National Grazing Lands Conference in Reno, Nevada, December 2 – 5, 2018. Register before October 16 for the best rates – just $395 for you and bring a friend or spouse for $175 more! Custom graziers and herd owners both need to be […]

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Custom Grazing: Why I Got In

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Custom Grazing: Why I Got In

Meg spent her first five start-up years as a custom grazier. Here she talks about the benefits to her and to the livestock owners and how custom grazing worked for her.

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How to Write a Custom Grazing Contract

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Leasing Pasture, Money Matters, Start Ups  /  3 Comments

Strong, written contracts can prevent some of the Boneheaded Business Blunders I made in my early years of ranching. My previous two articles have covered every brutally specific detail that I should have included in my former land lease contracts. This month I’m running down everything that needs to be in a custom grazing contract. […]

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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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