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If You Had A Million Dollars – Written by Terry Betker

You may remember the Barenaked Ladies song ‘If I had a $1,000,000’. It was released in 1992. You would need about $1,850,000 today to have the same buying power as then, depending of course on the inflation rate used in the calculation over the past almost 30...

A Different Perspective – Written by Terry Betker

So, here’s an interesting question. Would you buy your farm? Not as in would you buy the land but rather, in a scenario where you didn’t have a farm and were looking to make an investment. Where one of the investments you were looking at was purchasing a farm....

What Do You Want? – Written by Terry Betker

What do you want? A simple enough question and one that gets asked countless times a day. It’s usually addressed to another person or group of people, purposed at trying to find out what it is they desire or need. Young children have it mastered. They have no...

What are you Managing Towards? – Written by Terry Betker

A Vision for Management Here’s an interesting question. What is your vision for management on your farm? There is certainly value to be gleaned from having a farm’s vision written down and shared within the ownership and management group. A strong statement of a...

A Role for the Retiring Farmer? – Written by Terry Betker

Here is a rhetorical but really important question. How do we take the wisdom and experience from the retiring generation and pass it on successfully to the younger, or incoming, generation? The wisdom and experience that comes from life’s lessons. There’s a saying...

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