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.

Playing Possum

6 things that give you strength throughout the day.

Pigs, Goats and People

Jolene observes how Emily's preparation for the fair is teaching her life skills directly related to a successful family business.

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

Many of the excuses have a nugget of truth in them, and almost all carry emotion.

Communication: Build Up or Blow Up

Jolene Brown shares the key elements of communicating clear expectations.

Jolene Brown: Ring on the Finger

Today on PinkTractor.com, Jolene Brown talks about the obligation you have when you put a ring on someone's finger.

The Need for a Buy-sell Agreement

Wills may be changed on a whim. Why you need a buy-sell agreement.

The Reality of Feeding the World

Jolene Brown joins us to discuss the reality of feeding the world from farms in the United States.

Silence is not Golden

Why silence isn't golden and why there is no resolution unless there is a conversation, followed by action.

On a Mission About a Mission

Jolene Brown discusses the challenge and mission of being farmers who feed the world.

Five Tips on Finding Good Advisors

Jolene Brown on getting the right people for your business and your families - five tips on finding good advisors.