September 14, 2017

Managing Risk: A Conversation with Scott Farms

Scott Farms is a diversified crop farm. Operators include Brian, John, and Robert. Crops produced include corn, waxy corn, popcorn, soybeans, and seed soybeans. Scott Farms has a long history associated with the production of specialty crops, such as waxy corn. Specialty crops are utilized to enhance profitability and mitigate risk. As part of the farm’s efforts to improve its fertility program, variable-rate technology, side dressing of nitrogen, and drone technology are utilized. The use of cover crops has also been incorporated into the cropping systems.


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Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer, Michael Langemeier and Margaret Lippsmeyer discuss the importance of strategic risk management and the factors that contribute to a farm’s resilience In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.


Agility and Producer Sentiment

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Survey of U.S. farmers reveals how a farm’s agility relates to farm growth. Respondents were asked if they had established goals, objectives, and core values; whether their farm looked for opportunities that new enterprises may provide; whether they regularly assessed their advantages and disadvantages compared to other farms.


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Commodity Classic 2024

The Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture will present a Learning Center Session on Thursday, February 29 entitled Positioning Your Farm for Long-Term Success during Commodity Classic in Houston, Texas.

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