V2 — Issue 2

Taking Good Care of Your Team During Busy Season

Planting season is a busy and often stressful time. It can
be particularly wearing on a farm’s workforce. In a recent article for AG Web, author Sara Schafer offers some
tips for farm managers looking to offer improved support to their team during
busy season. She suggests the following:

Make sure your workforce is big enough. A labor
shortage …

Tough Conversations Are Key to Successful Farm Transitions

Transitioning a farm operation from one generation to the
next is no small feat. In a recent article published by Farm Futures, author Mike Wilson offers some advice for those faced
with this tricky task.

What is it that makes farm succession so difficult? Wilson
highlights three factors:

People who farm tend to be very private and
don’t easily …

Growing Your Farm Operation Through Diversification

For farmers seeking to increase their bottom line,
diversification might just be the answer. In a recent article published by Successful Farming, author Natalina Sents
offers some advice for farmers looking for new sources of income and

Ag Business – Consider what new business you could establish using the land
and resources you already own. Sents offers …

Strengthening Your Farm’s Financial Foundation

Running a successful farming business is no small task. In a
recent article, Raylene Nickel offers some advice for increasing your financial
strength and profitability.

To start off, it’s important to develop a realistic picture
of the efficiency of your current operations. Consider income streams, where
you’re spending money, interest costs, living expenses, debt load, and
structure. Use this …

Reversing the Trend: Strategies for Addressing Decline in U.S. Manufacturing

Though specific statistics vary, it is clear that manufacturing and distribution industry employment has been consistently declining for a number of years. In a recent article for Manufacturing Business Technology, Greg Chesnutt, president and CEO of Prime Technological Services, offers a deeper analysis of the situation, taking a look at a variety of areas, …

Guidelines for Successful Manufacturing Project Management

Large projects, especially those that take place on the global scale, are quite challenging. Strong coordination and planning skills are a must, as well as the ability to problem solve. In a recent article published by iChainnel, Vaishali Badgujar offers seven project management tips for manufacturers.

List the requirements—Outline everything: what the project is …

Mixed Opinions on the Current Direction of the US Manufacturing Sector

A recent article for the Supply Chain Digest offers a snapshot of the current US manufacturing and distribution sector. While nobody will dispute that the sector has lost millions of jobs since its peak in 1979, opinions are mixed, says the author, when it comes to the current direction, and scale of development, of …