Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Fri Jan 2, 2015 01:17 PM CST

For much of the last decade, I've advised top-flight farm operators to copy other small-business owners and form peer advisory groups. Car dealers, insurance brokers and elder lawyers, for example, might meet on a regular basis with six to eight peers from across the country and a professional facilitator to discuss self improvement and coax changes to their business.

I have focused so much on their potential advantages and success in other industries, that I assumed business-oriented producers would know what it takes to make peer advisory groups work. That was a mistake, and for that reason, too many are ...

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