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The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, BUSINESS PLANNING, Land & Money, Management, Uncategorized by James2 Comments

What are the essential questions all business owners must have answers to in order to be successful? According to business legend Peter Drucker there are five of them. In The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization Peter Drucker reveals his thoughts on what these questions are, and how to address them, with additional commentary by …

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Access to Grazing: Leased Land Ideas and Issues

In Land & Money, LEASING LAND by James0 Comments

Our Land is a documentary created by The Greenhorns, a grassroots, non-profit organization of young farmers and collaborators.  The documentary is part of their mission to recruit, promote and support a new generation of young farmers.  It shares the stories and voices of young farmers who are getting started in the business.On Pasture readers might be most interested in part 4, Access to Grazing …

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Writing a Pasture Lease Contract

In Land & Money, LEASING LAND by James0 Comments

No matter how well you know your landowner, never begin a farm lease without a signature on paper! Even if everything seems to be going great now, so many unforeseen issues can arise over the multiple years you’ll be bound by the contract. My 8-section lease contract is outlined below. Depending on your unique situation, your contract may be more …

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Farm Feasibility Analysis

In BUYING LAND, Land & Money, LEASING LAND by James2 Comments

This is a two part series. The links to both articles are posted below.  Everyone knows that things aren’t always what they seem. Maybe you’ve found what seems like the perfect pasture to lease or buy, or maybe you’ve looked at one that’s less than ideal. Especially in agriculture, there are a lot of “invisible” factors that will make the …

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Sell Your Products Without Leaving Home

In Land & Money, MARKETING by James0 Comments

Home Grown Cow is America’s first and only national online farmers’ market for meat, poultry, and cheese offering local pick-up or door-to-door delivery. Farmers list and price their products themselves. Customers shop for what they like, place an order, and Home Grown Cow takes care of the delivery.  Read the On Pasture Article Here: Read Me

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How To Start A Grass-Fed Beef Cooperative

In BEEF, Land & Money, MARKETING by James0 Comments

New York State is losing a farm every three days and with it a way of life, generations of farming knowledge, small town infrastructure and a whole landscape. When a farm closes, the fields return to scrub within a year. In Washington County, New York, a group of 8 farmers is attempting to stop this from happening to them.  They’ve …

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Building Your Farm Business on Leased Pasture

In Land & Money, LEASING LAND by James0 Comments

Leasing land can benefit almost any farmer in any situation. It should be your first consideration in looking for land if you are young, new to agriculture, planning to expand an enterprise you already run, have limited financial resources, or for any reason are reluctant to buy land.  Click below to read the article via On Pasture Building your Farm …