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The value of peer groups

AME Management: Farmers willing to listen and take suggestions are good candidates for a peer group

Reading Time: 3 minutes Peer groups are not a new concept. They have existed for years within different industries in several different types of applications. They are also known as peer advisory groups, business-to-business discussion groups, and peer advisory boards. Background Farmers have used external resources to help with management challenges for years. Accountants, lawyers and lenders are long-established […] Read more

The farmer as CEO

AME Management: What roles and responsibilities must a farmer assume in order to be effective?

Reading Time: 3 minutes An Internet search will reveal several definitions of the roles and responsibilities for the chief executive officer (CEO) of a business. The degree of formality of the actual position and its title varies considerably from business to business, depending on size, complexity, and organizational preferences. Potential roles and responsibilities of the CEO are summarized below. […] Read more

Three key alignments for top farm management

AME Management: Define your management structure for the future

Reading Time: 3 minutes When the planets align, life on the farm can be very rewarding, like when your weather is perfect at the same time that there are production shortfalls in other parts of the world and you can price into market highs. There are other alignments, however, that are much more within your control when you are […] Read more