Renting More Ground

by Kim Lang September 27, 2010

dFrye64update Deciding about growing your farming business by taking on more ground is a big decision that shouldn't be made without thought and analysis.  Water Street Solutions President and CEO Darren Frye talks here with KRVN's Ken Rahjes about the pieces that need to be considered before an additional rental agreement is made.

Renting More Ground - Frye AUDIO

Helping Farmers Navigate Choppy Waters

by Kim Lang September 21, 2010

sHudson64 Sam Hudson was one of the Market Advisors from Water Street Solutions to staff our booth last week at Husker Harvest Days.  Ken Anderson from the Brownfield Network caught up with Sam there, and they conducted this interview about how Water Street Solutions helps farmers during these turbulent times in the markets.  To find the interview online, click here.

For the text of the interview, click here.  Helping Farmers Navigate Choppy Waters

Profitability Planning Workshops

by Kim Lang September 20, 2010

Water Street Solutions is planning a series of workshops this winter to help you take your operation to the next level.  You can learn:

  • The financial metrics you should track
  • The difference between working capital and net worth
  • Tips for building net worth year on year
  • How crop insurance is changing
  • How to keep cool in times of market volatility
  • Goal setting
  • How to have the tough conversations about passing the farm to the next generation

Mark your calendar now.  Watch for your invitation in the mail.

December 7 - Richmond, IN -- December 8 - Elizabethtown, KY  -- December 9 - Montgomery, IN 
December 10 - Covington, IN -- December 15 - Carlyle, IL  -- January 17 - Springfield, IL 
January 17 - Peoria, IL -- January 18 - Galesburg, IL --January 18 - Burlington, IA 
January 19 - Thomson, IL -- January 21 - Norfolk, NE

Managing Employees on the Farm

by Kim Lang September 13, 2010

lCuster64 Great help is hard to come by.  And once you find someone who fits your farming operation, there are things you should do to train well and bring someone on board the right way.  Larry Custer, Director of Operations with Water Street Solutions talks with KRVN's Ken Rahjes about this topic.  Listen in!  You could learn something that helps your business today.

Managing Employees on the Farm - Custer AUDIO  For the text of the interview, click here:  Managing Employees on the Farm

Hiring Employees on the Farm

by Kim Lang September 7, 2010

lCuster64 Having a hard time getting good help on the farm?  Farmers, in general, could use some human resources expertise from time to time.  We hear about that when we get our clients together and talk about the tough issues they face.  Larry Custer is Director of Operations at Water Street Solutions, and he spoke recently with KRVN's Ken Rahjes with some suggestions on the hiring process when it comes to farm help.

Hiring Employees on the Farm - Custer AUDIO  For the text of the interview, click here:  Hiring Employees on the Farm

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