By Art Littlefield In conjunction with Lincoln Financial Advisors Agribusiness Services Farmers invest significant amounts of time, energy, effort, and money to make their farms successful. Quite often, due to the demands of field work, planting, spraying, harvest, equipment maintenance, etc., planning for succession is a low priority. All too frequently the memory is that, […]
by Eva Moss, Farm Commons As farmers, you’re no stranger to challenges whether in the field, at market, in the office, or at home. Farming takes guts, especially when facing complex legal issues. However, the key to legal resiliency often isn’t in knowing more law – it’s in building strong relationships. Because that’s just what […]
Tips on Expansion from a Central Illinois Flower Farm By Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Desmond Tutu. While I’m not eating an elephant or even growing veggies, I am taking on a project that is seemingly huge, heavy, and overwhelming, so this metaphor […]
Financial Risk Management for Specialty Crop Producers was developed to provide an in-depth exploration of maintaining, refining, and growing a farm business. It is designed specifically for specialty crop producers with a few years of experience running a farm business, though the information is applicable to farmers at many stages of development. Written by experienced […]
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Do you work with farmers? Do you teach farmer training classes? Would you like to incorporate farm law into your curriculum? Farm Law is important. That’s why The Land Connection and Farm Commons have put together legal issues resources covering six main areas of farm law. Each module includes curriculum, worksheets, PowerPoints and a video. […]