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Farm Succession: Business Entities

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

When it comes time to transition your farm business to the next generation, whether your farm is set up as a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, or LLC, how your business is structured will affect many aspects. Deciding on a business entity requires much thought and advice. In this Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, our seventh in our Farm Transition Planning series, Purdue ag economist Brady Brewer and members of the Purdue Farm Transition team Kelly Heckaman and Ed Farris discuss business entities.

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Farm Succession: Business Governance for Transition Planning

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Adding on to our transition planning series, in this 6th episode, Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and members of the Purdue Farm Transition team Renee Wiatt and Maria Marshall focus on how and why to set up governance policies in a farm business.

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Farm Succession: Conflict Management for Transition Planning

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

In this fifth episode of our series about Farm Transition Planning, we focus on conflict management – what is conflict, what causes it, how do we handle it within a farming business to come to a resolution.

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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

Financial Management Series

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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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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Farm Succession: Human Resources for Transition Planning

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Keeping the farm business running between generations and management tiers can be difficult, but job descriptions and keeping open communication is key. Purdue agricultural economists Brady Brewer and members of the Purdue Farm Transition team Jenna Nees, Denise Schroeder, and Kyle Weaver discuss the importance of having a strong HR strategy and some common issues that many farms face as they transition management roles.

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Understanding USDA Farm Income Forecasts

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

USDA forecasts farm income in February and then releases four additional updates throughout the year as more data becomes available. In this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast, Purdue agricultural economists Todd Kuethe and Brady Brewer discuss the USDA Farm Income Forecast, which was updated on September 2, and the accuracy and bias of these forecasts along with how to interpret the adjustments.

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Thinking About Choosing A Marketing Advisor?

Farm operations often rely on consultants for a wide variety of services ranging from agronomic and animal nutrition services to tax and legal advice. But less common among farm operations is the use of a marketing advisor.

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Farm Succession: Feasibility of Adding a Family Employee

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Adding to our series about Farm Transition Planning, in this third Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, we discuss how to evaluate if the farm can add an operator or hired employee.

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