Farm Management

Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics This May April 27, 2018

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month. An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, water rights, and other relevant matters.

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Negotiation Tips: Getting to Yes

The Three Types of "Yes" in Negotiations April 19, 2018

If you walk into a negotiation pushing only your agenda and looking for your "Yes," you may miss out on crucial details and not end up where you think you should be. Getting to a well understood "Yes" is critical to good negotiations.

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April Workshops on Farm Succession and Ag Liens, Loans and Leases April 13, 2018

Ag Liens, Loans and Leases April 25

A free Ag Liens, Loans, and Leases workshop will be held in Chadron, April 25 at Chadron State College Student Center, Scottsbluff Room. A light dinner will be provided. The workshop runs from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm.  To register call the Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258.

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Sample Excel page showing the use of subtotal
Figure 1. Using the Subtotal formula can make it easy to derive total, despite category changes from year to year.

Excel Pro Tip: Conditional Formatting April 11, 2018

This series — Excel Pro Tips — covers some of the best formulas, tables, conditional formatting, and other processes to help users manage their record keeping more efficiently. This week it looks at conditional formatting,which can change the formatting of cells to provide fast visual cues to potential discrepancies.

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Ag accounting worksheets
Ag accounting worksheets

How Good Accounting Practices Aid Decision Making April 3, 2018

Correctly allocating costs, such as those for producing grain to feed livestock, can help provide solid information for decision making. Less careful allocations can confuse actual costs and lead to unfortunate management decisions.

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Negotiations, Farm Management

Types of Negotiators (Part 2) March 26, 2018

In the second article in this series, learn about two more negotiator types — Amiable and Expressive — and how best to negotiate with them. This is part of a larger series on how to improve your negotiation skills.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics This April March 22, 2018

Get one-on-one private farm finance and ag law consults at one of six clinics scheduled across the state this April. Reservations are currently being taken.

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Negotiations

Types of Negotiators (Part 1) March 19, 2018

Successful Negotiations 101: Know the style of the person with whom you're negotiating. Do they need details and time to absorb them or do they prefer fast-paced decision-making? Learn how to improve your negotiating skills.

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