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Raising your farm management game

A special edition of the Around Farm Progress podcast offers a preview to two business-focused speakers at the upcoming Farm Futures Business Summit

Bringing professional practices to your management system can make a significant difference in the future of your farm. And could you turn your management approach into a game? A profitable game? These are hot topics at the upcoming Farm Futures Business Summit in Iowa City, Iowa June 16 and 17. In this special edition of the Around Farm Progress Podcast, Mike Wilson, editor, Farm Futures, chats with two speakers for the upcoming event.

Wilson starts this podcast talking with Dick Wittman, a well-known farm business management authority who focuses on the tactics a farm needs to thrive in a profitable future. Wittman recently updated his guide: Building Effective Farm Management Systems and will be discussing concepts he recommends all farms use to think like a professional business.

Next up, Wilson talks with Darren Frye, long-time columnist at Farm Futures, writing the Finance First blog. Frye discusses the concept of turning farm management into a game but make no mistake he's not talking about any funny business. With this game strategy, Frye is focused on business success.

The Farm Futures Business Summit runs June 16 to June 17. It is preceded by the Ag Finance Boot Camp on June 15. You can learn more at FarmFuturesSummit.com. Note, listeners of this podcast can get a 20% discount on the Business Summit and the Ag Finance Bootcamp if you enter FARMFUN in the discount code area when you register online.

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