What does the banker want?

Farming has changed a lot over the years, and so has the way in which lenders interact with with farm leaders. Whereas years ago lenders might have focused on a farmer's character or reputation in the community, making a deal on a handshake, these days banks are looking at more than just a borrower's personal character. Fortunately, the skills and abilities a lender looks for are also the sort of habits that will benefit the operation overall.

Learn the three major skills that bankers look for in your farming operation by reading the latest Finance First post from Water Street Solutions CEO Darren Frye at FarmFutures.com.