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Jul 30, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help producers better understand their operation’s financial position.

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Jul 30, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Four Planning Habits for Better Financial Management of Your Farm or Ranch

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help producers better understand their operation’s financial position.

Mar 12, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

Using the Power of Cash Flow Projections to Manage Your Business

That kind of knowledge is power, yet less than a quarter of producers prepare a cash flow statement.

Feb 24, 2020 | The Business of Agriculture

A Framework for Better Decisions

Three simple tools to help producers think through decisions big and small.

Jun 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Make Adjustments Now to Optimize Profitability

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar outline the steps producers should take to identify the right adjustments for 2019.

Jan 17, 2017 |

Put Your Operation Under the Microscope in 2017

Five steps to better understanding your operation and its financial position for the 2017 season.

Oct 13, 2016 |

Preparing Your Game Plan For Cash Rent Negotiations

Dr. David Kohl also advises not losing sight of something more enduring than the current down cycle – successful working relationships between landlord and tenant.

Sep 6, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Stand on Strong Financials

Farm operations are becoming more business-oriented. Today’s successful farmers are as good at financial management as they are at farming or ranching.

Apr 20, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Cash-flow Budgeting: About Amount and Timing

Is your cash-flow budget missing some often overlooked line items?

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