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Talent affects finance

May 2016

Agribusiness professionals seem to view the chief financial officer (CFO) as a no-nonsense type with a singular focus on the numbers. It is clear, however, that nothing is more important to a company’s financial performance than talent management.

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What do Farmers Want From Their Lender? Pt 2

October 2009

From Ag Lender Magazine - As to the decision most farmers use in choosing a lender/financial services provide, 58 percent of the producers make the choice individually with little input from others, and another 26 percent make the choice after extensive discussion with others in the business (see Figure 4)....

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Lenders to Benefit from Commercial Producer Survey

August 2008

From Ag Lender Magazine - Successful lenders understand how to position themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace to obtain a sustainable competitive advantage. They thoroughly understand their customers’ business and work to stay ahead of commercial producers who are striving to remain profitable in a global agricultural industry.

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The Lease vs. Buy Decision

August 2007

From Feed and Grain Magazine - It’s time to replace an old truck or a large piece of grain handling equipment. Or, the office needs a new copier or computer equipment. How will you handle this decision? Will you take out a loan and buy the asset or will you...

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Customer-Driven Marketing Strategies for Different Segments of Ag Borrowers, Pt 3

July 2006

From Ag Lender Magazine - Background: In our May issue, the first article in this series introduced a new way to segment a lender’s customer base by household income, wealth and other characteristics. Six groups or “segments” that comprise the U.S. Farm Household Typology were identified: Single Income Ruralpolitan (SIR),...

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Marketing's Rold in Managing Assets

July 2005

From AgriMarketing Magazine - In the June issue of AgriMarketing the DuPont Financial Analysis Model — a straightforward method for assessing the factors that influence a firm’s financial performance — was introduced. This model identifies three “levers” of profitability for a firm as measured by return on equity; these levers...