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171: Cultivating Cashflow: How a Missouri Farmer Increased Their Farm Income
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20:03Today we are exploring how our clients from Missouri found & implemented strategies that helped their farm to generate more income which allowed Larna to be able to return to the family farm after graduating college last spring. She’s the owner of Amp’d Up Ag and a team member of A Better Way to Farm. So let’s listen to Larna’s story and be inspired, so if you’re ready to learn more, let’s get started!
170: From Seed To Harvest: How To Choose the Right Seed For Your Farm
29:09Is picking the right seed varieties an art or a science? That is what we are going to dig into today with our guest from Central Minnesota, Mr. Andrew Kieke. When it comes to choosing the right seed varieties for corn, there are several factors that must be considered to ensure a successful harvest. The first is to identify the specific growing conditions of each field, including soil type, weather patterns, and pest pressures. This information will help narrow down the seed options. Next consider the necessary desired traits such as yield potential, disease resistance, and tolerance to environmental stresses. Additionally, it's important to work with knowledgeable seed reps to make informed decisions about which seed varieties to plant. By taking these factors into account, you can increase yields and profitability. So if you’re ready to learn more, let’s get started!
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169: Rooted in Revenue - Adding Off Farm Income As A Farmer Dealer
26:10It all starts with the foundational thinking of trying something new for the farm and envisioning the best years ahead of it. Can we really turn our operations into a profitable business as well? That is what we are going to delve deeper into our today’s episode as we welcome back Sam Shanks of the A Better Way to Farm team. How did his farm operations’ success translate to his beliefs that helping other farmers achieve the same fate is worth pursuing? Sam is going to share with us a very passionate story that may be what you are just looking for to change perspectives on how we should run our farm operations and achieve freedom at the same time so if you’re ready to learn more, then come and let’s go right in!
168: The Rise of Online Auctions For Farm Equipment and Lands: There's No Looking Back, with Jim Huff
15:45If you’re thinking about making that change in how you get your needed farm equipment or even land, you better tune in to this episode and learn how online auctions are reshaping the business of how land and equipment are being sold. There are great reasons to buy from these auctions and we just need to research before making those changes. In this episode, we are with Jim Huff of Merit Auctions to share with us precious information from his 40 years of experience in the auction real estate business. Listen here to know what to expect and the benefits we could get from it so if you’re ready to learn more, then come and let’s go right in!
167: Beginners Guide To How Biologicals Can Impact Your Farm
29:35Nowadays, there are a lot of buzzwords coming about the use of bio-stimulants to improve plant growth. One thing we have to remember though is that these will not be in any way a replacement for a good fertility program. That is for sure. So in this episode, we are going to focus on these three important plant growth regulators: the Auxins, the Gibberellins, and the Cytokinins. What do they do? What are they and how do they impact us? There is a lot of different information out there but today, Rod is going to break down each important aspect we need to know if we are considering trying these on our plants. Ready to learn more? Let’s go right in!
166: Bulletproof Your Farm and Skyrocket Your Farm's Profitability Through Family Farm Succession Planning, with Andy Caygeon Junkin
52:45It’s easy to overlook the importance of succession planning for the farm. However, Having a solid succession plan ensures a smooth transfer of ownership, protects family assets, and secures the future of the farm business. It also helps to avoid conflicts between family members and clarifies the expectations and responsibilities of each generation. By creating a comprehensive and well-thought-out succession plan, family farms can ensure their longevity and preserve their heritage for future generations. So today we are going to dig deeper into strategies for succession planning. Hear how Andy Caygeon Junkin’s unique process is helping family farms skyrocket business profitability by 300% so sit back, listen and learn. Let’s go right in!
165: Keys to Running a Business First Family Farm with Jolene Brown
34:52Today we explore the complex process of passing on the family farm to the next generation. In this episode, we'll focus on the importance of communication and making sound business decisions regarding succession planning. We'll hear from Jolene Brown as she shares practical advice on navigating the challenges and opportunities involved in this process. Whether you're a member of the next generation hoping to take over the farm or if you are the patriarch of the family trying to navigate your next step this episode is a must-listen for anyone involved in a family farm so sit back and listen, let’s go right in!
164: Passing the Torch: Navigating Farm Succession Planning with Elaine Froese
43:42This year there may be difficult conversations that we need to face as all farm families need to deal with when it comes to the generational transfer of not only farm ownership but also farming knowledge, skills, and management of our farm businesses to our family’s next generation of successors. What are the steps? Is there some kind of checklist? What are the key factors and tools to consider? All of the answers we will know in this very special episode with Canada’s Farm Whisperer, Elaine Froese. So sit back, listen, and learn today!
163: The Ultimate Playbook to Mastering Your Farm Operation in 2023
25:232023 is a great year to start careful planning for our farm operations and that includes setting our goals right! So, we have for today a very interesting interview with Kacee Bohle who is filling a need that is essential for our industry to thrive, through personal and professional development. She encourages and empowers others to level up through goal setting and that is exactly what our farm operations can incorporate to begin leveling up this year! We will learn this today, so tune into this episode. Let’s go!
162: 12 Days of Nutrients - Day 12 Zinc
16:12Our 12-day series focuses on the 12 days of nutrients and although today it has come to an end, we are still excited all throughout this year as we share not only about macros and micros but are going to tackle deeper focus into agricultural innovations and further into soil health so you’ll see what it can do to better our yields. You shouldn’t miss the last of this series now, so listen, learn, and apply! It’s the 12th and last day today and we are going to deal with all things related to Zinc! Let’s go … 😉