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Production Risk Management & Contingency Planning

In this second episode of a new series on Farm Risk Management, Jenna Nees, Ed Farris, and Michael Langemeier join Brady Brewer to discuss contingency planning for production risk. Minimizing risk through management practices, reducing production variability, and managing ways to transfer some of the production risk should be reevaluated every year. Implementing diversification, flexibility,…

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Human Resource Risk Management & Contingency Planning

Farms and agribusinesses are confronted by many different types of risk, but consideration to human resource risk is overlooked by far too many. If critical functions cannot be completed due to a death, disability, disaster, divorce, or disagreement the farm business cannot operate at full efficiency. One way to combat HR risk is by writing…

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10 Tips for Communication in Your Farm Business

On this episode Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer hosts a discussion that will provide you with 10 tips for better communication within your farm business. Joining Dr. Brewer is Family Business Management Specialist Renee Wiatt, Extension Area XI Director Kelly Heckaman, and Fayette County ANR Educator Heather Caldwell. 

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Farm Success and Technology Adoption

Farm Success and Technology Adoption slidedeck presentation by Michael Langemeier given in Rosario Argentina on August 11, 2022.

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Exit Strategies

Exit Strategies slidedeck presentation by Michael Langemeier given in Salem on March 25, 2022.

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Farm Succession/Transition Planning Series

An eleven-episode podcast series on farm succession/transition planning. Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer hosts members from the Purdue Farm Transition team and the Purdue Institute of Family Business to discuss topics related to succession planning.

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Measuring & Analyzing Farm Financial Performance

Compute accrual net farm income, and key financial ratios and repayment capacity measures from Schedule F information and beginning and ending balance sheets.

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Financial Management – Statements & Analysis

A series of financial management articles that examine financial statements and financial analysis. Financial management involves the evaluation of liquidity and solvency, financial planning, acquisition and use of financial resources, asset purchases and farm growth, and relationships with agricultural lenders.

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Data Usage in the Agricultural Value Chain

Summary of data usage and data analytics in the agricultural value chain.

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Evaluating New Ventures and Enterprises

Several factors need to be considered when evaluating new ventures and enterprises. In addition to determining how a new venture or enterprise fits into the current operation, it is important to evaluate expected returns and risk, the cost and ease of entry and exit, and managerial requirements and complexity.

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