Fiscal Responsibility and the 2012 Crop Year

by Water Street Solutions April 30, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)At one time or another, we learn the lessons of fiscal responsibility.  You may have learned them when you were 12 and managing your allowance.  Or maybe you had to learn as an adult, the hard way, with a ruined credit record and a tough second start on your financial life.  That's the premise of this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com.  Read Darren Frye's post here.  Darren Frye is the President and CEO of Water Street Solutions.  

Farmers Should Learn Even From Mistakes

by Heather Lauf April 27, 2012

IL Agrinews 2012_04 April.inddWhen it comes to mistakes, the main thing we can control is our response. Asking what we can learn from a mistake is one way to create a culture of learning on your farm. This month in Money News in the Illinois AgriNews, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, explains how people who learn from their mistakes aren't afraid to take action.

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Know Your Habits

by Water Street Solutions April 17, 2012

dHeffta64We're all creatures of habit.  That can be a great thing, or something that sets us back.  Today Dean Heffta, Water Street Solutions' Director of Development talks with Dewey Nelson from KRVN about how to put these habits to work for you.  Know Your Habits - Heffta AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: Know Your Habits

Farming Like the Masters

by Water Street Solutions April 10, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)To be world class in anything, you have to be in a constant mode of learning and improving.  With that in mind, this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com takes a few lessons from the world's top golfers.  Read Darren's Frye's post here.

The Power of Focus

by Water Street Solutions April 10, 2012

dHeffta64With the way technology has changed in keeping us connected, we also find ourselves more distracted.  This makes it harder to achieve what we want, even though it completely feels like we're working harder.  Today Dean Heffta, Director of Development with Water Street Solutions has a few pointers about staying on task.  He talks here with Dewey Nelson from KRVNThe Power of Focus Heffta AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: The Power of Focus

The Biggest Concern - Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation

by Water Street Solutions April 3, 2012

dFrye64No matter which side of this transaction you're on, you might be thinking that you're going to mess it up.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions talks here with Dewey Nelson of KRVN about ways to insure a smoother transfer from one generation to the next.  The Biggest Concern - The Generational Transfer of the Farm - Frye AUDIO

For the text of the interview, click here: The Biggest Concern - The Generational Transfer of the Farm

The Politics of Rental Farm Land

by Water Street Solutions April 2, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)We're in the middle of the political season right now, so why not talk about your political savvy?  Running a campaign and building the size of your farming operation through rental agreements have something in common.  Now you're curious.  For the answer, read Darren Frye's blog, Finance First on www.farmfutures.com.  Darren is President and CEO of Water Street Solutions.  You can get to it by clicking here.

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