Improving Your Farm Profitability: #2 by Craig Chase, program manager I often hear beginning farmers talk about how their farm is profitable. When asked how they know, they often answer that they had more money at the end of the year than at the beginning. Having more money in your bank account is a good … Continue reading Cash flow vs. profitability
Improving Your Farm Profitability: #1 by Craig Chase, FFED program manager Farmers producing value-added or non-conventional crops often ask me how they could increase their chances of getting a loan from a lender. My answer is simple: you must think like a lender. Remember that a lender works for a bank (or other institution). The … Continue reading Need a business loan? Think like a lender.
by Victor Oyervides, retail business specialist A collaboration between FFED and Community and Economic Development (CED) brought together the business development team of Steve Adams (CED), Duane Johnson (FFED), Kameron Middlebrooks (CED) and Victor Oyervides (CED & FFED), under the leadership of Brian Tapp (FFED). Immigrant entrepreneurs comprise one important group of clients for this … Continue reading Mr. Burrito sales climb with business development support
by Brian Tapp, program coordinator In early September two students from Uganda arrived in Ames. They spent about eight weeks working with and learning from our Enterprise Development Team. The two students, Mike Bainomugisha and Reagan Mwenyiare, attend Makerere University in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. ISU’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods arranged the … Continue reading Ugandan students create ag projects with FFED