Farm Management Tour: July 17, 2024

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. Join us at the 91st annual Purdue Farm Management Tour and reception honoring the 2024 Indiana Master Farmers in Randolph County (Winchester), Indiana on Wednesday, July 17th.

September 26, 2022

10 Tips for Communication in Your Farm Business

Communication in any business is important, especially in your farm business when many times family is involved. Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer hosts a discussion with Purdue’s Farm Succession Planning team that will provide you with 10 tips for better communication within your farm business. Team members Renee Wiatt, Family Business Management Specialist, Kelly Heckaman, Purdue Extension Area XI Director, and Heather Caldwell, Fayette County ANR Educator, discuss their tips for better communication with recognizing family roles, exploring feelings, discussing issues, responsibilities and goals, actively listening and transparency in this farm succession episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

More farm succession and transition planning episodes can be found here.

More resources can also be found at the Purdue Institute of Family Business. A pdf of the 10 Tips can also be downloaded below.




Positioning Your Farm for Long-Term Success | Commodity Classic 2024

March 6, 2024

The list of risks U.S. farmers face is long, ranging from market volatility and supply chain disruptions to erratic weather. Preparing for it all can be overwhelming and seem impossible at times. Being successful in the long run requires sorting out risks and developing strategies to manage and mitigate them. Purdue ag economists James Mintert, Michael Langemeier, & Brady Brewer shared ways in which successful farms manage strategic risks live from Houston, Texas at the 2024 Commodity Classic Learning Center Session on February 29, 2024.


Contingency Planning with Cash Flow Shortages

June 1, 2023

Contingency plans related to how to respond to changes in projected cash flows are also important. Given the expected drop in crop prices this fall, it would be prudent for a farm to examine the sensitivity of their cash flow and repayment capacity to changes in crop prices.


Financial & Risk Management Strategies for 2023 at Commodity Classic

March 10, 2023

Purdue ag economists James Mintert & Michael Langemeier shared key lessons from 2022 and help producers plan for the financial and risk management realities of 2023. Live from Orlando, Florida at the 2023 Commodity Classic Learning Center Session on March 9, 2023.



Purdue Farm Management Tour & Indiana Master Farmer Reception 2024

Two outstanding farms in east-central Indiana will host visitors wanting to learn about farm and crop management on July 17th for the Purdue University Farm Management Tour. The Indiana Master Farmer reception and panel discussion will follow.

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