Farmers Face Growing Threat from Agricultural Thieves

Gone are the days when farmers left their front doors unlocked and their barns unsecured. Today, farmers face a growing threat from thieves out to steal everything from tractors to crops to livestock. While agricultural theft is nothing new, it is on the rise and farmers are doing all they can to protect themselves and…

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Where Do Farmers Hang Out Online? Everywhere!

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Getting noticed by farmers online is becoming more and more difficult for Ag-based businesses. Much of this has to do with the fact that, like other Americans, farmers get their information from a variety of media platforms. Unfortunately, maintaining a substantial presence on every online channel can be challenging. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, tablets, smart phones,…

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Growing Your Ag-Based Business

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If you own a small agriculture-based business, chances are you are always looking for ways to grow that business. While expanding your business can be a risk—especially if you are doing reasonably well now—it is a risk worth taking. This is especially true when you know that there are more people out there who would…

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Making Money on Your Farm Comes in Many Forms

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Most people don’t go into farming to get rich. That doesn’t mean farmers wouldn’t like to be able to make a healthy living and not worry about shrinking profit margins year after year. In fact, in order to stay afloat financially, many farmers take second jobs to make ends meet. While most farmers who work…

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Why Some Farmers Say No to Cover Crops

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Cover crops and soil health are huge issues today. No matter where you turn, experts (and everyone else) are telling farmers how important it is that they plant cover crops. Cover crops are used to reduce soil erosion. On flat open land, cover crops will protect against wind that can blow away nutrient-rich topsoil. In…

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Marketing Your Small Ag Business

Marketing Your Small Ag Business

If you are a small Ag business owner, it can be difficult to know how to market your product or service most effectively. This is especially true if you aren’t sure who your perfect customer is. Many small businesses mistakenly try to appear bigger rather than capitalizing on what they do best. In other words,…

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Farm

Keeping Kids Safe on the Farm

Any farmer will tell you that kids raised on a farm end up being dependable, hardworking adults. After all, while the farm life isn’t all work and no play, children who grow up on a farm know the importance of getting a job done and getting it done right. More than a million individuals age…

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How to Market Your Small Farm in the Community

How to Market Your Small Farm in the Community

If you want to create a buzz about your small farming operation, it is important that you garner it some local online visibility. This can be achieved through things like a responsive website or being active on social media. However, as every business owner knows, you never know where your sales leads may come from.…

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Why Long Content Trumps Short Content

We all remember a time—years ago—when the experts told us that no one reads anything on the internet. To the contrary, we were told, people just scan a page and move on. In 2016, this is no longer the case. In fact, as mobile devices have become more and more prevalent, people are reading more…

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Hiring Seasonal Farm Workers

Hiring Seasonal Farm Workers

Running a farm often involves hiring seasonal labor. While these type of employees can be a lifesaver on the farm, the wrong hire can cause tremendous headaches. If you are looking to hire some extra help, you will likely place an ad in the local newspaper or online or may place signs around town. Word-of-mouth…

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