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.
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.
It can be an exciting experience to look for a new home in the country. But once you’ve found that perfect property, what are the next steps to “make it yours?” Here are a few steps to the home buying process and some specifics that may come in handy.