Fielding Questions is a podcast that explores a wide range of topics within the world of farm finance and rural living. Each episode will feature a subject expert from AgCountry. 

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Episodes

AgDirect
Farmers and ranchers have many different options when it comes to financing equipment. On this episode, we're learning about one of those options from Tate Moser, territory manager for AgDirect.

Young & Beginning Farmers
Young and beginning farmers are an important segment within agriculture. Although there are challenges to getting started, resources exist to help young and beginning farmers get off the ground. AVP Loan Officer Sarah Schaffer stops by to discuss what resources can be used along with tips for keeping a good relationship with your lender.

Appraisals
If you're looking to purchase land or build your dream home, odds are good you'll go through the appraisal process. AgCountry's Chief Appraiser, Tim Kreft, joins the podcast to talk about what goes into an appraisal, what appraisers are looking for and how can sellers add value to their property.

Leasing
Leasing has many benefits - like providing a flexible way to control cash flow while preserving capital. Amy Weum of Farm Credit Leasing joins the podcast to discuss what can and cannot be leased and why a farmer or rancher should consider a lease the next time they're in the market for equipment or facilities. 

Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)
Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is an insurance option that is designed to insure against unexpected declines in the quarterly revenue from milk sales relative to a guaranteed coverage level. AVP Loan Officer Dennis Bangart joins the podcast to talk about DRP and what it could mean for farmers.

Should I Buy Farmland?
One question farmers and ranchers can struggle with at times revolves around purchasing additional farmland. Multiple factors should be considered before moving forward with such a large purchase. Ross Hebrink, VP loan officer, helps walk us through the lending process for purchasing additional land.

Hail Insurance 
Although farmers may have plans, nature can get in the way. Luckily, farmers can hedge against the natural risks to their revenue. On this episode of Fielding Questions, we learn about hail insurance. Listen along as Insurance Specialist/Coordinator Beth Erickson and VP Loan Officer Jeff Schaefer break it all down.

The Basics of a Will - Part Two
This is part two of our conversation with Andy Zenk, consultant-succession and retirement planning. Listen along as we explore the basics of a will. What is it? Why should a will be created? What about the who and when? We're answering those questions and more!

The Basics of a Will - Part One
In the very first episode of Fielding Questions, we explore the basics of a will. What is it? Why should a will be created? What about the who and when? Learn more as Andy Zenk, consultant-succession and retirement planning, walks us through what you need to know in part 1 of our conversation!