Jolene Brown: Keep Your Feet on the Ground

It's important to have your "feet on the ground" especially if your future goals have your head "in the clouds." I've met many young farmers and ranchers with a sincere desire to own the business. They don't just want to labor and manage….they want to own. If this is also the goal of the asset holding generation, there are many options, one of which is "buy me out now."  In this video, I'd like you to meet a young dairy farmer who did not "inherit" the farm, or have the option of having it gifted to her. I like the fact that as much as this farmer would like to grow the dairy herd now, she and her husband want to do it with a strong financial base and managed risk. They developed a diversified maple syrup business and work "double time" when the sap flows and calves are born. They're demonstrating that doing the extra work now will help them their reach their goal of paying down debt and owning free and clear in the future.

Jolene Brown is a farmer, professional speaker, author and champion for the family owned business. She's from West Branch, Iowa, USA, and travels worldwide sharing leading-edge best practices that have the power to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. Her passion combined with her fun-filled spirit and valuable information brings humor, hope and helpful ideas to the people of agriculture. For more information and to check out her speaking availability, contact her at,

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