Jan 31, 2012
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Transition Planning: Not an Overnight Fix

A recent Road Warrior educational experience took place near my own backyard where my business partner and I conducted a two-day business planning session for 10 dairy producers and families. He had a very interesting perspective concerning transition planning as it related to this group. That is, the producers who had the most effective handoff to the next generation or partners were the ones who had planned it out over a five-year period. My teaching partner was exactly right about this point....More
Jan 31, 2012
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Career Opportunities in Agriculture

Recently, an article posted on Yahoo Education created quite a stir in agriculture circles. The article listed the “college majors that are useless,” based on a 2012 study. Interestingly, the article listed agriculture as the No. 1 “useless degree” in the U.S. According to the study, there will be 5% less jobs available in agriculture in the 10-year period from 2008-2018, as compared to the previous 10-year period. The article described agriculture coursework as crops, plant diseases, animal husbandry and basic veterinary science, which appears to be a quite limited perspective of agriculture-related career opportunities....More
Jan 31, 2012
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Rains Timely for Argentine Soybean Crop

The weather pattern in Argentina’s main crop belt appears to be turning favorable just as much of the soybean crop heads into its key growing period, which should prevent further yield losses and may significantly reduce South American crop concerns....More

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