Maintaining Farm Viability Through Volatile Times

Rural Realities

Feb 25 2021 • 19 mins

"Maintaining Farm Viability Through Volatile Times" by Kevin Bernhardt, UW-Platteville & UW-Extension

Navigating day-to-day operations on the farm can be extremely stressful and, even more so when farm viability needs to be evaluated and discussed. Kevin Bernhardt, Professor of Agribusiness at UW-Platteville and UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist, defines farm and economic viability, how it changes over time, and the key steps to maintaining the viability of your farm in this podcast episode.

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