Archive for March, 2012

Farm Succession Involves Setting Critically Important Goals

Farm Succession Involves Setting Critically Important Goals

If there is one reason why farm succession planning should start sooner rather than later it’s because the decisions made early on can have a dramatic impact on everyone involved.

One effect is psychic, it makes us all feel better, more assured, and confident when we know as much as possible about what’s in store for us. The other reason is financial, remember the concept of compound interest and the “rule of 72” – well they come into play in a big way when you’re considering how to effectively develop a succession strategy for your farm.

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Farming Your Own Backyard

Farming Your Own Backyard

The world’s turn in focus from consumption to production has caused a renewed focus in sustainable living. Cities around the world are finding new ways to use renewable energy and decrease dependency on fossil fuels. And they are trying to stimulate the people to act for themselves and join the movement toward a “Green” planet.

Austin is doing its part. With its new slogan “Grow Local”, SFC – Sustainable Food Center – in Austin is educating and encouraging Texans to turn to their own backyards for food and resources. Through gardening and composting, each household can become more independently sustainable and less dependent upon outside help.

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