The demanding daily tasks of running a business can sometimes cause owners and managers to have a shorter term focus. After all, in the short term, they may have to concentrate on planting or harvesting crops, taking care of livestock, or day-to-day employee management. But as producers navigate day-to-day challenges, it’s important to maintain a long-term perspective.
Farm Credit East has recently taken on a number of new technology initiatives, with the core of each project remaining focused on our customers and how we can best serve them. Here are some of the technological enhancements we have underway at Farm Credit East to help our staff serve our customers better.
Remember back in high school when you were “interested” in someone and you had the feeling that they were also interested in you? Should you make the first move or should you wait for them to do so? Starting a conversation about farm transition planning is in many ways comparable.
There is a great deal of interest in grants, incentives and cost-shares for agriculture. And while there are many programs available, navigating the complex landscape of incentives – or just finding out about them – can be a challenge. Nathan Rudgers, Farm Credit East Director of Business Development, discusses how to define your project and seek funding.