A successful hand-off: Have you started thinking about your farm's succession plan?
When it comes time to start thinking about handing off the farm operation to heirs, finding an experienced succession planner can be difficult. Even if retirement and a hand-off are still well into the distance, it's never too early to start planning and discussing. After all, as farming has taught you many times over, life sometimes has bigger plans, so it's always best to be prepared.Read More
Go local this holiday season
Planning some shopping to spread cheer this holiday season? Consider picking up a one-of-a-kind creation from your local small businesses and give the gift that keeps on giving.Read More
What makes a family business strong?
Running a family business has its share of challenges. Yet research shows that a family-run business has significant advantages when compared to other firms.Read More
As soybeans pile up, Minnesota farmers eye an end to the trade war
As Minnesota farmers like you harvest the very last of the soybean crop (despite lots of rain and even some early snowfall), you're ending the season with a lot of stress and uncertainty. Here's a look at what's happening and things to watch for over the coming weeks and months.Read More
How community banks can make a big difference in your hometown
As we blogged earlier, The Open Door Pantry recently received the gift of a new truck. With this truck, the nonprofit can put even more fresh food right into the hands of people who need it most.Read More