Management by Mind Reading

Hi there. Jolene Brown here. One of my all-time favorite comedians is Lily Tomlin and she has a funny quote that I think directly relates to those of us in family business.

Harvest & Appreciation

Hi there. Jolene Brown here. You can tell by the setting and the sounds that the seasons on the Brown farm have certainly changed. And that means the marathon of harvest has just begun.

A spotlight of national, state and local groups

According to the USDA, there are 969,672 women farmers in the Unites States. Let's dive into ways these women are organizing. 

Playing Possum

6 things that give you strength throughout the day.

Getting Down to the Bare Bones

This brief exercise strips issues down to the bare bones, allowing the family to start building…

Vacation Season Safety Tips

Should you venture off of the farm this summer for a much-deserved vacation, here are some great safety tips to consider before you depart.

Parenting Tips: Alcohol Use and Abuse

Today we have some important information on alcohol use and abuse by kids for parents.

Household Uses For Honey

Honey is sweet and delicious, but did you know it has uses beyond sweetening? Keep reading for honey's household uses.

Hiring a Family Member

Jolene Brown, family business expert and farmer from Iowa is here today sharing her six questions that you have to ask when considering hiring a family member to work as a part of your farm business.

Navigating a Family Business

Here to help you navigate the unique challenges of being a family who works together, today Jolene shares her thoughts on a being a business-first family.

Parents and Technology: Cyberbullying

As kids and teenagers become more and more connected, it becomes increasingly important to understand what it means to be a parent in this digital age.

Get Organized

Is your resolution to get organized? Try these tips on making it happen!