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New collaboration supports Iowa small businesses through COVID-19 and beyond

by Victor Oyervides, retail business specialist, FFED Enterprise Development Team The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines collaborate as “to work jointly with others or together, especially in an intellectual endeavor.” COVID-19 has only amplified the urgency for creative collaboration to solve Iowa’s pressing, immediate concerns. ISU Extension and Outreach created such a collaboration earlier this year with … Continue reading New collaboration supports Iowa small businesses through COVID-19 and beyond

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The four buckets

Improving Your Farm Profitability: #3 by Craig Chase, program manager The “four buckets” is not a technical financial term, but it is a helpful way to think about profit margins. Imagine you have four buckets in front of you and $100 in your pocket from a recent sale. You really can’t keep the $100 in … Continue reading The four buckets