Don't take a "summer break" from learning

Though the kids are out of school for summer break, enjoying their respite from the books and homework, we as adults know that we can't stop learning during summertime any more than we can after our high school or college graduation. On the contrary, that's usually when the real learning begins. Always being open to new approaches or new information makes one more adaptable and creates more opportunities in life for success.

Farmers with the lifetime learner's mindset know that their approach makes a big difference on the farm. Darren Frye writes in this week's Finance First column about the advantages of being a lifelong learner, both on the farm and off. He shares the story of a Midwestern farmer who lived his life with this very approach, and how it affected his business and its future and legacy.