Defining Success on Your Farm

by Heather Lauf November 26, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)What would success look like on your farm?  We each have our own definition of success - and what it will take to get there.  Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about how to create a road map to success by setting goals for your farming operation in this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com.  Read the article HERE.

What Do You Need?

by Heather Lauf November 19, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)Is there anything about your farm business that's keeping you up at night? Sharing what's on your mind can lead to even greater success on the farm. Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about how sharing what we need help with can open up possibilities in this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com.  Read the article HERE.

Take Charge of the Farm's Future by Planning Today

by Heather Lauf November 16, 2012

INAgrinews_2012_November_Take charge of the farms future by planning todayThis time of year, we start spending a lot of time with family.  But if you farm with family, you don't just see them at the holidays - you work with them every day.  That can bring up a lot of emotions, especially when you start thinking about the process of passing the farm to the next generation.  This month in Money Matters in Illinois AgriNews, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, asks farmers to consider the greatest gift they can give their families - a legacy plan for the farm.  ILAgrinews_2012_November_Take charge of the farm's future by planning today

Laurie Richards to Speak at Ag Edge Farm Business Seminars

by Heather Lauf November 15, 2012

Laurie RichardsPeople problems are becoming a bigger part of your life on the farm, aren't they?  Learn how to improve communication with your employees and build morale, even among employees who are very different from each other, from Ag Edge speaker Laurie Richards.  You'll also learn what can create conflict in your operation and how you can neutralize that by having the tough but necessary conversations.

Learn more about this winter's Ag Edge seminars by clicking HERE.  Find out which seminar is closest to you.  Register online today to take your farm business to the next level.

The Harvest Price - What Does it Mean?

by Heather Lauf November 12, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)The harvest prices for corn and soybeans were officially announced earlier this month. If you selected the Harvest Price Option on your crop insurance policy, you'll receive a larger overall payout on your guaranteed bushels this year. Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about the difference that choice will make for many farming operations in this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com.  Read the article HERE.

Find Your 360 Review - Take Time to Learn from the Past Using Good Questions

by Heather Lauf November 9, 2012

CSDblackwo-tagWEBBefore starting to plan for next year, many of the best farmers take time to reflect on what happened in the past year and to learn from it.  Bringing in some outside perspectives to help take a wider view of your situation can lead to more success in the future.  This month, Dean Heffta, Senior Director of Development at Water Street Solutions, talks about that in his PROFITS column in Corn and Soybean Digest.  Read it HERE.

Darren Frye Speaks at National Ag Banking Conference

by Heather Lauf November 7, 2012

Darren ABA Ag BankersOn November 6, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, spoke at the American Bankers Association (ABA) National Agricultural Bankers Conference in Milwaukee, WI. He presented a session to ag bankers on how to help their clients grow their operations safely. Darren's speech was entitled, "Grow Big, Fail Big: Discern the Difference in those Paths to Help Farmers Grow Safely." He also introduced a panel moderated by Dr. David Kohl, entitled "Farming in the Supercycle."

Planning Your Finances for 2013 - After You Put 2012 to Bed

by Water Street Solutions November 5, 2012

WIRL Logo 121311 JPGTim Brhel is an Ag Finance Specialist with Water Street Solutions.  He was a guest of DeAnna Thomas on WIRL Radio in Peoria.  They visited on the air about the past crop year and how to take that and move forward to 2013.  Listen to the interview here.  110512 NS Tim Brhel

Insuring All of Your Farm Ground

by Heather Lauf November 5, 2012

FarmFuturesLogoNEW (2)Landlords have been expressing more interest in crop insurance for next year after going through 2012. It's a wise business move on your part as a tenant farmer to introduce them to a good crop insurance agent. Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, talks about how you can create even stronger relationships with your landlords by helping them protect their risk in this week's Finance First post on www.farmfutures.com.  Read the article HERE.

Dr. Wayne Sotile to Speak at Ag Edge Farm Business Seminars

by Heather Lauf November 5, 2012

Wayne SotileAg Edge keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Sotile is a business psychologist with expertise in high-performing individuals. He's found that in business, we often create our own roadblocks. He's helped many people face and overcome ways that they've been holding themselves back. He'll reveal how we can clear the way for more success - in business and in life.

Learn more about this winter's Ag Edge seminars by clicking HERE.  Find out which seminar is closest to you.  Register online today to take your farm business to the next level.

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