NEWS
Build a Better Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Jul 8, 2014 07:22 AM CDT

Editor's Note: DTN/The Progressive Farmer will offer two $2,375 scholarships to the next Texas A&M TEPAP mid-career management course Jan. 4-10, 2015 in Austin, Texas. For details go to http://tepap.tamu.edu. Scholarship deadline is Oct. 15.


AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- Iowa farmer and cattleman Zach Reiter may be only 36, but he's already a master of reinvention.

"Cattle were my life when I got out of college," he said. "Nothing could match the feeling of holding a newborn calf in your hands."

But 14 years later, cattle contribute only 20% of the farm's income and he now concentrates on a ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
Senior Partners - 5
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Net Farm Income Falling Fast
Monsanto Calls Off Hunt
Monsanto Calls Off Hunt
Monsanto Nixes Syngenta Bid
View From the Cab
Merger Approved
Deere Reports Profit Down
Deere Reports Profit Down