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We’ve all asked that question at one point or another. Whether it’s on the farm, a committee or at church, we sometimes find ourselves in a role that feels over our head.

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As a risk management tool, Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) provides protection against a decline in revenue (yield and/or price). With premiums subsidized by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), dairy producers can protect quarterly milk revenue for up to five quarters into the future.

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A simple business plan helped Jason Frye and his family transform the family’s 40-cow dairy operation into a value-added business.

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I worked with a family farm several years ago in which the owners had changed the business structure, invested in facilities, increased the herd size and made plans for their retirement, only to find that their successors did not see owning and managing a dairy as their future.

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A dairy operation’s ability to deliver a quality and consistent diet, day after day, has become an increasingly important goal for many nutritionists and producers.

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As a child, I would spend hours at a time putting together puzzles. Although I don’t have nearly the time to dedicate to puzzles as I once did, I still enjoy spending a few hours putting all the pieces together.

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