The Art of Delegation

The Art of Delegation

Oct/Nov 2015 | Departments | Manager's Notebook | Dr. Jay Akridge and Dr. John Foltz

Who gets things done just the way you like them? Who does the best job? Who can you always count on to deliver? In answering these questions, deep down, many of us may feel we do things best, we do it right, and no one else can do it better! While that MAY be true — at least for certain activities and tasks — there is some finite limit on what we can accomplish as individuals.

NGFA Aims High with 2015 CEC

NGFA Aims High with 2015 CEC

Oct/Nov 2015 |

This December, National Grain and Feed Association members will flock to Kansas City, MO, to take part in the single largest gathering of country elevator personnel in the nation — the Country Elevator Conference. This year’s theme, “Elevate Your Business,” is built around addressing the real-world challenges that grain industry professionals face on a daily basis like marketing, grain merchandising, making purchasing decisions and dealing with employees.

Midwest Construction Boom

Midwest Construction Boom

| Feature |

With harvest yields continuing to increase and demand for animal protein continuing to rise, the need for storage and production has never been greater. In the Midwest, it can be hard keeping track of what is being built, so Feed & Grain has compiled a list of ongoing or recently completed construction projects with in-depth looks at five of them.

Weekly Outlook: A Review of USDA Crop Yield Forecasting Methodology

Weekly Outlook: A Review of USDA Crop Yield Forecasting Methodology

| Online Exclusive | Darrel Good and Scott Irwin

Even though a description of the NASS crop production forecast methodology is widely available, there always seems to be some misconceptions about how NASS makes corn and soybean yield forecasts. A brief overview of that methodology is repeated here. While this summary does not do full justice to the very comprehensive forecasting methodology, it is presented to assist in placing the upcoming yield forecasts in the proper perspective.

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