Family Farm: Why It’s Best Not to Keep Secrets – DTN Sep 21, 2015

    🕔Sep 21, 2015
    “We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!” — Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” I recently heard a workshop presenter refer to certain negative behaviors or […]

    Family: How One Farm Operation Makes it a Priority – DTN Sep 11, 2015

    🕔Sep 11, 2015
    A 20-year tradition is in top gear on a bright, cool, mid-September day in the bustling kitchen of Kerri and Kyle Mehmen, near Plainfield, in northeast Iowa. Seven women are […]

    United Suppliers and Land ‘O Lakes Merger Approved – DTN Aug 24, 2015

    🕔Aug 24, 2015
    United Suppliers, Inc., and Land O’Lakes, Inc., have approved a merger of the Iowa and Minnesota ag retailers that will combine the companies’ seed, crop protection and crop nutrients divisions, […]

    Farm Management: 5 Practices to Avoid the Worst Financial Stress – DTN Aug 21, 2015

    🕔Aug 21, 2015
    First, DTN’s Marcia Taylor and Elizabeth Williams have written a couple of great articles recently on DTN and in The Progressive Farmer. Marcia’s was direct advice on how progressive operators […]

    Family Farm: 3 Ways Meetings Will Strengthen Your Business – DTN Jul 23, 2015

    🕔Jul 23, 2015
    In a recent conversation with a family business member about an upcoming meeting, he skeptically asked me, “What are we going to actually accomplish at the family meeting?” He was […]

    Family Farm: How You’ll Benefit from Well Planned Meetings – DTN Jun 18, 2015

    🕔Jun 18, 2015
    Meetings get a bad rap. They are often mentioned as a necessary evil in organizations. In productivity literature, they are loathed for their intrusion on “productive” time. Sometimes, people add […]

    Farm Business Partnership Stressing You Out? 3 Tips to Finally Settle It – DTN Apr 1, 2015

    🕔Apr 1, 2015
    While I often write about succession planning and the continuation of the family enterprise, in this column I would like to address the issue of how to deal with ending […]


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