Tag: Terry Betker

Where to begin with benchmarking your farm business — AgEx ’17 Preview

How often do you stop and take time to evaluate how well your farm business is performing? And how do you determine whether an area of the business is performing well or needing improvement? The first step in benchmarking a farm’s financial performance is to compare it to itself, to understand historical performance. From there,… Read more »

Farming is a Changed Game — Terry Betker on Measuring Your Farm’s Success

What’s your farm’s liquidity? If you know, do you think it’s enough? Could you be missing out on opportunities because of a lack of liquidity? Access to working capital, or liquidity, is just one measure of a farm’s business that can be an indicator of how competitive a farm can be, says Terry Betker, president and… Read more »

5 Things Young Farmers Want Their Parents to Know

In the day-to-day operation of a farm it can be a challenge to set aside time to chat about what the next generation expects in taking over the business. “Hey Mom/Dad/Uncle… I want you to know this is important…” sort of discussions are important because they help establish expectations, which are needed to begin a successful generational transition. So… Read more »

MYFB — Ep. 2: Do you Manage by Instinct or Analytics?

Mind Your Farm Business (MYFB) is a 12-part audio series exploring a wide-range of farm business management topics. Featuring thought-provoking leading experts in an engaging format, MYFB is brought to you by RBC Royal Bank. You can find the full series by tapping here. How many times have you let your gut make a big… Read more »

What’s Your Commitment to Management Change?

By Terry Betker This is a fantastic time to be entering (or be in) the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than the last 50. We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the… Read more »

Three Key Alignments for Farm Management Harmony

By Terry Betker When the planets align and the growing season weather is perfect, and there are production shortfalls in other parts of the world and the markets respond positively, and when you’re able to price into market highs, life on the farm can be very rewarding. A possible scenario? Perhaps, but likely it’ll only… Read more »