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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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