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Feb 14, 2017
60: 3 Steps to Farming SuccessFebruary 14, 2017
Noa Schecter came from what used to be a farming country: Israel. Now Israel has “changed their wardrobe,” becoming more entrepreneurial than agricultural, but she remembers field trips to the farm and helping farmers during harvest. Now she lives in Los Angeles, and she’s an educator and the author of two books: What’s On Your Mind and ...
Feb 07, 2017
59: 7 Questions to Ask Your Grain Marketing AdvisorFebruary 07, 2017
Every time we talk to a farmer, we ask, “What’s the number one challenge on your farming operation.” About 99% of them say grain marketing. Usually our next question is, “Are you working with a grain marketing advisor?” Basically, what are they doing to overcome that challenge? Through those questions, we’ve found that lot of them are afraid of the grain marketing advisors. So I thought I’d throw together some questions you can ask to help you test an advisor’s...
Jan 31, 2017
58: Commodity Options FundamentalsJanuary 31, 2017
Commodity options are some of the most important tools in hedging, especially once you get to grain above and beyond your insurance guarantee. Most farmers understand what that means: you’re insured for a certain percentage of your crop that you’ve proven over the past 10 years for each commodity you farm. What you can’t insure, you’ll want to use options on, or something similar. Today, we’re going to march through some of the most important, fundamental concepts...
Jan 17, 2017
57: 3 Low-Risk Off Farm InvestmentsJanuary 17, 2017
Sometimes, you shouldn’t invest in your farm. A lot of times, when commodity prices and incomes are high in agriculture, the return on investment to put your money back into farmland and equipment just isn’t there. All those prices are exaggerated. There are actually times when you should not invest in your operation, when you should take that excess cash and put it somewhere else, diversifying your income. That’s what we’ll be talking about today: where you should put...
Jan 10, 2017
56: Financial Push-Ups - 7 Exercises To Grow WealthJanuary 10, 2017
Exercises have different rhythms. Some you’re supposed to do every day, some weekly. There may even be long runs or tons of push-ups that you reserve for one day a month. Handling your finances has different rhythms to it as well. I’ve got seven exercises that people should do on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis to increase their wealth.
Jan 03, 2017
Ep 55: 3 Ways to Manage Income With Real EstateJanuary 03, 2017
Last week, we talked about managing income. We’re revisiting that topic, but this time specifically around real estate. Today, we’ll be focusing on the tax advantages of real estate, which I learned from Paul Moore’s book The Perfect Investment, as well as a few real estate deals of my own.
Dec 27, 2016
Ep 54: 3 Simple Income Tax Management StrategiesDecember 27, 2016
Income tax is a huge cost on any farming operation, because as farmers we can't depreciate land purchases. Since tax season is coming up, it’s time to talk about some of the best income tax management strategies for farmers. Here are three of the best.
Dec 20, 2016
Ep 53: Improving Success with EscapismDecember 20, 2016
Every truly successful person I've ever meet or read about has a hobby that provides him or her with escapism. The opportunity to escape somewhere at some time in our daily lives to free our mind and improve personal happiness is so important to obtaining and sustaining success. In this episode, we discuss a few healthy ways to escape our professional life so you can ultimately be more successful.
Dec 13, 2016
Ep 52: Real Estate Valuation Strategy for Farmland - Cap RateDecember 13, 2016
It’s always a challenge to value real estate, especially when it comes to farmland. After reading Paul Moore's book The Perfect Investment, my perspective on valuing real estate at a professional and investment level was changed dramatically. So many farmers only think about the dollar per acre amount and not what Paul talks about in his book: “cap rate.”...
Dec 06, 2016
Ep 51: US Special Forces Army Ranger to Rancher: Reinventing Ranching With Wagyu BeefDecember 06, 2016
Patrick Montgomery went from U.S. Special Forces Army Ranger to cattle rancher in the span of a few short months. His story is unlikely, but inspiring. I had the privilege of interviewing him and hearing his story in this episode.