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Cover Crops: Why this late season option after taking prevented plant deserves a look

Cover Crops: Why this late season option after taking prevented plant deserves a look

07/26/2019

It's been a wet one in Minnesota in the spring of 2019. We hit a milestone of having the third-wettest year-to-date precipitation here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. And you may be one of many farmers this spring who had to file a prevented planting claim on at least a portion of your acreage.

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Want to buy a home? Do the Math

Want to buy a home? Do the Math

07/24/2019

It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI).

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Small business and HR: A quick guide to the basics

Small business and HR: A quick guide to the basics

07/18/2019

It's not uncommon for a small start-up to lack an official human resources department. Just more than half (54%) of small-business owners handle this function themselves. Whether that means hiring one or 15 employees, a certain amount of your time would be spent on human resources management.

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Women in Agriculture: Why Brooke Hoffbeck is saying yes to a career in agriculture

Women in Agriculture: Why Brooke Hoffbeck is saying yes to a career in agriculture

07/16/2019

Growing up on the family farm, Brooke Hoffbeck wanted to be a part of it, even at a very young age. Located outside Morgan, Minnesota, in Redwood County, it was the same farm where her father, Chad, grew up.

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How small businesses are mastering the art of selling online

How small businesses are mastering the art of selling online

07/10/2019

Consumer buying habits have changed dramatically over the years. With the rise of online shopping, many small and medium-sized businesses find it difficult to reach customers in the vast ocean of the internet.

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