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.

Search our entire resource library

You're viewing a specific archive. Looking for something and want to search by keyword or just take a general look at ALL our resources? Click Search below!

family farm

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. 

Read More

Is it Feasible for my Farm to Add an Operator or Hired Employee?

As a farm expands, it is important to evaluate the feasibility of adding an operator and/or hired employees as well as the feasibility of purchasing or renting additional land, and machinery and equipment.  The feasibility of augmenting labor on a farm depends on two critical factors: gross revenue and profitability.

Read More

Transferring Business Management

Transferring business management between generations is one of the most critical steps in transitioning the business from an older generation to a younger generation.

Read More

How Should Business Income be Divided?

A model described that can be used to divide farm business income and provided an illustration of how this model could be used in practice.

Read More

Should Sweat Equity be Used to Compensate a Returning Family Member?

Sweat equity may arise when an on-farm heir is paid less than their true opportunity cost to work for the business and/or the business has grown substantially due to the abilities and efforts of the on-farm heir.

Read More

Family Business as a Competitive Advantage​​​

Recorded January 31, 2017 | James Mintert, Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt talk about the competitive advantage of the family business and introduce the Purdue Institute of Family Firms.

Read More

​Putting a Value on Sweat Equity in the Farm Business

Recorded August 23, 2016 | Michael Langemeier and Purdue Extension’s Denise Schroeder discuss how to divide business income between generations on a family farm and provide a simplified approach to valuing “sweat equity” in the family farming business.

Read More

Structural Change in Agriculture: Implications for the Farming Sector

The global food and agribusiness industry is in the midst of major changes – changes in product characteristics, in worldwide distribution and consumption, in technology, in size and structure of firms in the industry, and in geographic location of production and processing.

Read More