5 things successful farms have in common

No two farms are the same. It’s true, but what separates the mediocre from the great is actually quite consistent. A recent farm management conference identified 5 key components shared by successful farms, regardless of type.

Here they are, along with our best FCC picks to help you put your plan for success into action.

1. Up-to-date balance sheet and projected cash flow

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Understanding  liquidity, solvency and profitability is the first step in building the financial picture of your operation. Learn how to calculate your own current ratio, debt-to-asset-ratio and return-on-assets ratio.

2. Solid marketing plan

Watch: Manage your marketing risk with a plan

Tyler Russell, National Grain Marketing Services Manager for Cargill discusses the importance of developing a risk management plan.

3. Adopting new tech based on return on investment

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4. Strong production practices and skills

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5.  Annual strategic plan

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Source: Farm Forum.net