Farmers as General Managers

Managers of farms have many roles. One role is that of technologist - evaluating old and new technologies so that the most appropriate technology is used. Being good at selecting and applying appropriate technology is an important contributor to low per unit costs. Another role has been that of laborer. The farmer and family members are the major source of labor on a family farm. Still another role is that of the general manager. Seeing what lies ahead, developing strategies for capitalizing on opportunities, and managing the many business relationships are important aspects of this role. These reference materials will help you develop your skills as general mangers.


Farmers as Plant Managers & General Managers: Which Hat Do You Wear?


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Checking Your Farm Business Management Skills html pdf




Positioning the Business

Financial Performance

Farmland Values

 Farm & Family Connections

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