Using the Buddy System When Working With Grain Bins

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg, Farming, Safety

Any number of situations can arise on a farm that cause farmers to enter a grain bin. Maybe some grain has clumped up or just isn’t flowing properly, or maybe you need to check the grain quality or clean the bin.  Regardless of the reasons, safety should always be a top priority when entering a grain bin. According to a …

Harvest Safety Tips

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg, Farming, Harvest

Fall is known for beautiful foliage, comfortable weather, and harvest time. This is a busy time for farmers, and it is critical to take measures to avoid accidents. Below is a compiled list of tips to ensure your family gets through harvest safely.    Be Organized  Creating a list of what needs to happen in order to maintain equipment can …

Tips on Saving Money While in College

Posted by Evan FritzCollege, Money Saving Tips

College is considered a time to earn a degree, gain an education, and make new friends. One thing nobody associates college with, however, is saving money.  The poor college student living off instant ramen and asking their parents for money is a common stereotype, and not that far off.  In fact, according to Financial Advisor, nearly two-thirds of college undergrads …

First Time Home Buyer – Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by craigjohnsonLoans

So, you’re looking to buy your first home. It can be nerve-racking looking through all the listings, getting loans and insurance, and taking one of your biggest financial moves to date.  Make this adventure we call home-buying easier by avoiding these seven mistakes. Deciding the first house you tour is “The One” Going on that first tour of a house …

Most Common Ag Loans

Posted by michaeljohnsonAg

As a farmer you have a lot of job titles and duties you might perform each day to keep your business running successfully. A crucial part to your business is having the proper loans, so your money can be utilized as efficiently as possible. Learn about the 5 most common Ag loans you might use for your farm. Farm (Seasonal) …

Easy Ways For Kids To Make Money

Posted by debukenConsumer Finance

A lot has changed over the years, in the ways childhood days are spent, but summer jobs and making a little cash hasn’t changed that much. The tried-and-true lemonade stand is a great way for younger kids to make a little money, and it’s relatively simple for mom and dad, too. Setting up a folding table at the end of …

Aerial Imaging: Benefits Of Mapping Your Fields

Posted by Adam LackoreAg

I can understand the hard work and time that goes into being a farmer. That is why it is so important to be as efficient as possible, while at the same time providing high-quality yields. Technology has greatly improved in the past few years and along with it has come precision agriculture aerial imaging technology.  Benefits of Mapping your Fields …

Personal Finances vs. Business Finances

Posted by craigjohnsonBusiness

You might think, “Finances are finances, right?” Wrong, there are a lot of differences between your personal finances and the finances of your business. Personal finance is everything you do for your personal accounts such as budgeting and investing. While business finances cover expenses of raw materials, cash flow, and more for your business.  So what are the differences between …

Bidding Tips for Farm Auctions

Posted by loribertramAg

Spring is here and that means farm auctions should be in full swing. I realize that might not be the case this year with everything happening with COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean now isn’t a good time to learn how to become a better bidder or even learn what to do if you have never gone to an auction. Here …

Technology Changing How We Farm

Posted by toddschwartzAg

The way we farm has changed drastically since we first started over 10,000 years ago thanks to technology. Advancements in technology have allowed farmers to produce more products efficiently and at a better quality for consumers. Let’s go through some of the technology that is even changing how we farm today: Farm Automation Sometimes called “smart farming”; this is the …