Today and every day, Farm Credit East salutes those who have answered the call to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces here at home and abroad. As veterans return home from their service, many maintain a drive to serve their local communities. And many return to rural America, with some even entering careers in agriculture.
Agriculture is a critical aspect of our daily lives and its importance must remain relevant for our future success. During National FFA week, Farm Credit East recognizes the importance of FFA and supporting ag education.
Many producers utilize off-farm jobs to generate additional income and procure benefits such as health insurance and retirement funding. This raises the question, particularly for smaller farms, of how to balance off-farm employment while maintaining a successful operation at home. When deciding whether you can (or should) manage an off-farm job, here’s some things to consider.
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.