Farm Management

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Overview of Production Cost Trends

July 9, 2018
An overview of short- and long-term production cost trends and how to use this information for planning for 2019 crops.

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Keynote speakers at the 2018 Ag Summit

Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit July 17-18

July 9, 2018
Register now for "Challenging Times...Innovating Solutions," an agricultural economic and technology conference for growers and agribusiness. It will be held July 17-18 in Kearney.

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Excel Pro Tip: How Names Save Time

June 25, 2018
Naming cells in Excel can make it easier and faster to locate just the cells you want for calculations. Amid a complex array of worksheets, naming can help you more quickly access and use the data you need.

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Gold Star Negotiations: The Power of Reciprocity

June 19, 2018
Reciprocity can be a powerful persuasive tool in negotiations, but it also can be misused and lead to emotional rather than well thought-out responses. Learn how to recognize when reciprocity is being used and when to integrate it in your negotiations.

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Excel Pro Tip: Using Multiple Windows

June 14, 2018
As Excel workbooks get more complex, it often becomes necessary to review different parts of a spreadsheet or different spreadsheets in the workbook at the same time. Using multiple windows can be a real time saver, helping users be more effective.

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Cornhusker Economics: Using Partial Budgets to Examine Incremental Ag Business Changes

June 8, 2018
When considering business changes for your farm or ranch, focusing on a partial budget can help evaluate the financial effect of incremental changes without accounting for the entire farm budget. The story offers key points to consider and examples of how to apply them to your farm business.

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New Farm/Ranch Employee Intake

May 31, 2018
Developing and following a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for new employee orientation can help ensure newbies understand the operation and can better contribute to its success. Check out these other recommendations for helping new employees get a good start.

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Farm Finance and Ag Law Clinics in June

May 25, 2018
One-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations are available at five sits this June to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition planning, farm loan programs, debtor/creditor law, and water rights.

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