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Management

Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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When their milking facility burned down in the early ’80s, the Franken family had two choices: They could rebuild or they could shift gears. They chose to shift gears and began custom-raising heifers.

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Crop managers and dairy managers with crops have been planning all winter for planting to arrive. Now it is time to be a doer (plant, spray, etc.). Right? Well, yes and no.

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The labor supply for agriculture has been changing in recent years. Some experts attribute this to stricter U.S. immigration policies and an improved economy in countries where much of the foreign-born agricultural labor originates.

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Financial planning and management is more than keeping track of your checkbook. It includes financial benchmarking and is more relevant today than ever before.

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Since the beginning of the 21st century, commercial disappearance of milk solids (milkfat plus nonfat solids) increased almost 40 percent.

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If you compare operating a dairy farm to driving a truck, ask yourself where your eyes are focused when you’re behind the wheel. Are you looking ahead, scanning for information both near and distant? Or are you looking in the rearview mirror? For that matter, are you doing all you can to make sure your vehicle is in optimal condition?

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