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Is farmland still a solid long-term investment?

December 14, 2012 Farmland purchases have been a solid long-term investment for farmers, but that doesn’t mean it always pencils out. If you ask young farmers what their No. more »»

Vacation equals cleaning and cereal

December 14, 2012 Steve and I are going on vacation this week. That means there is a ton of extra work to do to prepare the farm for our one-week absence. Our preparations have changed a bi. more »»

Young farm producers, build your credit

November 30, 2012 From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College As a young producer, there is a chance you might be viewed by lenders as a financial risk. more »»

Tax prep time not her favorite

November 30, 2012 I was caught off guard the other day. I hate it when that happens. I dread this time of year. Well, I don’t like one particular event that happens every November. more »»

Steps for farm business strategic planning

November 16, 2012 Farm business strategy is not a race, it’s a process. It’s also essential to being a successful farm operation in today’s economy. more »»

Proud of my tattoo

November 16, 2012 Steve tells me I have the word “Sucker” tattooed on my forehead. I don’t know, but when I look in the mirror, I don’t ever see it. I have no idea what he’s talking about. more »»

Looking ahead to 2013

November 9, 2012 We’ve all been hearing during the past year about the world’s population reaching seven billion human being. more »»

Pill size matters

November 9, 2012 When ever you’re feeling sick and the doc has prescribed pills the size of an ice cube, you should consider yourself lucky to be a human. more »»

Make time for tax planning

October 19, 2012 From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College With the early harvest season upon us this year, the time has come to start thinking about tax planning. more »»

Cows don't like pedicures

October 19, 2012 I am sitting up here in my office typing this column instead of being outside helping the guys get ready for the hoof trimmer’s visit. more »»

Fall harvest wrapup

October 12, 2012 The 2012 harvest season is wrapping up at one of the earliest dates in most people’s memory. Part of this is due to the drought that has plagued us for the past year or so. The U.. more »»

Like rain, dirt is a good thing

October 12, 2012 I was feeling a little bit inadequate the other day. Several rather large fuzz bunnies blew across the floor as I was giving Roger, the bearded dragon, his water and worms. more »»

Cows have weird tendencies, too

October 5, 2012 It’s vacation week for Kerry. Enjoy this column from September 201. more »»

Use the good times to get your farm business in shape

October 5, 2012 From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College Agriculture, specifically crop agriculture, currently is on an extended positive ru. more »»

Hard work is easier alone

September 28, 2012 Contrary to what humans of the male persuasion think, humans of the female persuasion like it when male humans disappear for a couple of days. I am not lying! It’s the honest-to-god truth. more »»

Custom Farming Agreements

September 28, 2012 An alternative to leasing farmland is a “Custom Farming Agreement”. more »»

Flexible land rent considerations

September 14, 2012 The hot question this fall and winter will be what to charge for cash land rent for the cropping year 2013 and beyond. Back in April, corn and soybean prices were much lower than they are now. more »»

FFA at State Fair

September 14, 2012 NEW ULM — New Ulm FFA had six members exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair FFA Livestock Show, Aug 31- Sept. 3. more »»

Daily requirements aren’t demanding

September 14, 2012 I don’t ask for much when it comes to my day-to-day living arrangements. When working in my kitchen making delicious chocolate chip bars, I like to have the entire counter space clean of clutter. more »»

Horn flies take up residence

September 7, 2012 Can this year get any more awkward? If the waterless summer and fall wasn’t hard enough on our cows, now we have to add in the pesky little creature known as a horn fly. more »»



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