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Our educational webinars equip producers with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions for their operations.

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Two Economists and a Lender Webinar Series presents:

Equipment: Lease versus Own

Machinery often represents a large expense category. One potential tool for managing this expense is leasing versus owning. In this episode, we reviewed key factors to keep in mind when considering lease versus purchasing decisions.

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Previously Recorded Webinars

Equipment: Lease Versus Own
Key factors to keep in mind when considering lease versus purchasing decisions.
Marketing Plans and Decision Traps
Learn how a marketing plan is the best tool for overcoming traps and shortcomings in decision making.
Reviewing Government Payments in 2020
The recording from the Reviewing Government Programs in 2020 webinar is available.
Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements
The recording from the Evaluating Alternative Farmland Rental Agreements webinar is available.
Recalibrating your 2020 Budget
The recording from the Budget 2020 Update webinar is available.
Finding the Sweet Spot on Debt Use
The recording from the Finding the Sweet Spot on Debt Use webinar is available.
Custom Farming: Insourcing vs. Outsourcing
The recording from the Custom Farming webinar is available.
Spring 2020 Outlook
The recording from the Spring 2020 Outlook webinar is available.
Three Tools for Better Decision-Making
“Being price takers, not price makers, being weather takers, not weather makers, we need to focus on those things that we can control.” Christa Wilson, RVP for our related services.
Steps for Managing COVID-19 Uncertainty
A guide to managing market volatility, potential supply chain disrupters and more in this era of COVID-19.
A Framework for Better Decisions
Three simple tools to help producers think through decisions big and small
Forces Shaping Farmland Values
Whether you own, buy or rent, farmland plays a major role in any operation. We help you understand the forces shaping today’s real estate market.
Lessons Learned in 2019 You Can Apply to 2020
Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar talked with Chad Gent, our senior vice president of credit, about lessons learned from the past year.
Planning for 2020: Small Changes in Costs Expected
Producers who update and refer to their budget throughout the year are among the most confident decision makers.
Get a Handle on Farm Machinery Investments
When you are planning to buy equipment, consider the economics and be sure you are making the purchase for the right reasons.
Working Capital: The Original Risk Management Tool
Working capital is one of the most talked-about indicators of financial well-being in today’s agricultural industry.
Decision Time: ARC vs PLC
“Given tight margins, it’s critical we all make good decisions and not leave dollars on the table.” Economist Brent Gloy.
MFP Payments Will Bolster Income in a Challenging Year
“It is risky to make any plans based on government programs.” – Brent Gloy, aei economist.
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.

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