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Growing success by  Greg Wolf

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Greg Wolf is a consultant with Kennedy and Coe, LLC (www.kcoe.com) and works to help clients of the firm navigate toward better returns in all areas of their businesses. He is based in the firm’s Pratt, Kan., office and can be reached at 620-672-7476.

Health care

I am being intentional about the title of this column and would like to conclude with why I am using the words “health care” in contrast with the more contemporary “healthcare.” I would like to touch first some considerations relating to the Affordable Care


68 Articles:

AUG 25, 2014 —High cotton

By Greg Wolfe My family and I just returned from a quick trip to West Texas and enjoyed looking at their cotton crop. But that isn’t what prompted this column. Instead, I’ve been thinking about the old expression “high cotton.” This is a saying that is symb [Read More]

JUL 28, 2014 —Weather inflection

An inflection is simply a trend change from one direction to another. As the months of 2014 passed and the drought that has gripped the southern High Plains region continued, we could never have imagined the turn of weather events following Mot [Read More]

JUN 30, 2014 —Harvest disappointment

By Greg Wolf Surely it’s OK to acknowledge that this 2014 wheat harvest is a disappointment, in spite of many fields yielding “better than expected.” Those expectations were pretty low, and certainly production is down significantly at [Read More]

MAY 26, 2014 —Work ethic

By Greg Wolf —that somewhat ethereal concept that employers crave and parents try to cultivate, but all struggle to define and develop in others. And of course that is where it is usually needed! A solid work ethic is often associated with rural upb [Read More]

APR 28, 2014 —Values drive authentic leadership

By Greg Wolf I am continuing this month sharing some material from my colleague Amy Shoemaker on the subject of leadership, since it is so relevant to agriculture and ag operations. She works out of Kennedy and Co [Read More]

MAR 31, 2014 —Good managers seek good ideas, delegate and give positive feedback

By Greg Wolf For my column this month I have asked my colleague Amy Shoemaker for some ideas from her area of expertise that I could share with re [Read More]

FEB 24, 2014 —What do you think of the new farm bill?

By Greg Wolf Well, it finally happened—after over two years of wrangling, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the new farm bill, dubbed the “Agriculture Act of 2014.” I asked my colleagu [Read More]

FEB 3, 2014 —Sustainability trends and the family business

By Sara (Hessenflow) Harper Editor’s note: Greg Wolf’s colleague Sara (Hessenflow) Harper shares her expertise on sustainability in the Growing Success column this week. If you’ve been to [Read More]

DEC 30, 2013 —Holiday musings

By Greg Wolf There has been a lot of energy expended on the meaning of “Happy Holidays” versus “Merry Christmas,” with the former supposedly representing the slippery slope toward taking Christ out of Christmas. I’m sure there is too much commercia [Read More]

DEC 16, 2013 —Health care reform presents challenge for business leaders

OCT 28, 2013 —Cash accounting process has helped farmers

SEP 30, 2013 —Business continuity takes proper planning

AUG 26, 2013 —New baby

JUL 29, 2013 —Farm legislation

JUL 1, 2013 —Barn brainstorming

JUN 3, 2013 —Capital utilization

APR 8, 2013 —Internal controls allow detection of fraud

FEB 25, 2013 —Avoid the negativity trap

FEB 4, 2013 —Buy/sell agreements are useful business planning tools

DEC 31, 2012 —Life transitions

DEC 3, 2012 —Family well-being

OCT 29, 2012 —Trend analysis

SEP 24, 2012 —Sustainability

AUG 27, 2012 —Drought dilemma

JUL 30, 2012 —Ag diversification

JUL 2, 2012 —Ag strategy

MAY 28, 2012 —Impact accounting

APR 30, 2012 —Stress relief for the ag family

MAR 26, 2012 —A plan of attack

FEB 27, 2012 —Lender communication

JAN 30, 2012 —Return on relationship

DEC 26, 2011 —Sweet success

NOV 28, 2011 —Thanks living

OCT 24, 2011 —Generational distinctives

OCT 3, 2011 —Year-end tax planning

AUG 29, 2011 —Agriculture in Mexico

JUL 25, 2011 —Harvesting wind power

JUN 27, 2011 —Agriculture finance

MAY 30, 2011 —Performance management

APR 25, 2011 —Past costs

MAR 28, 2011 —Successful succession

FEB 28, 2011 —Land values

JAN 31, 2011 —Seven habits of top producers

DEC 27, 2010 —Closing the books

NOV 29, 2010 —Death tax

OCT 25, 2010 —Good trees

SEP 27, 2010 —A hunting family

AUG 30, 2010 —Consolidation in agriculture

JUL 26, 2010 —The story behind the history

JUN 28, 2010 —Harvest musings

MAY 31, 2010 —Resource management

MAY 17, 2010 —Team Trust

APR 12, 2010 —Team building

FEB 22, 2010 —Gardening experiences

JAN 25, 2010 —The lion in the street

DEC 28, 2009 —Faith and family

DEC 7, 2009 —Milestones and measurements

NOV 2, 2009 —Fall harvest

SEP 28, 2009 —Successful education has many components

SEP 7, 2009 —Management accounting

JUL 27, 2009 —Summer development

JUN 29, 2009 —Family business harmony

MAY 25, 2009 —Education and graduation

APR 27, 2009 —Springtime

MAR 23, 2009 —Planning and preparation

FEB 23, 2009 —Winter: A season of rest and preparation

JAN 26, 2009 —Brand-new year


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