In the financial world, your cash position is referred to as liquidity, i.e. your ability to pay your bills. Liquidity is important to any agricultural business, yet it may have a heightened significance depending on what you produce, how long it takes you to produce it and how it’s sold or marketed.
For a beginning entrepreneur, cultivating financial skills is essential to the health and success of your business. Whether you need help organizing your finances into manageable tasks or advice on how to approach a lender, Chris Laughton covers a range of financial topics of interest to beginning farmers.
Leveraging the equity you have in rural property can provide the funds you need to buy additional acres, construct a home or barn, or remodel an existing structure. Patrick Coates, Farm Credit East Mortgage Specialist, shares few scenarios when tapping into this equity may be beneficial.
In any business, including natural resource-based enterprises like farming, fishing and forestry, knowing your costs has always been important. But in today’s world of tight margins, it is imperative. Knowing, and managing, your cost of production is essential to running a profitable operation.