Jul 4, 2015

TPEN Meet Jeanne Bernick


JeanneBernick Spring

Contact Jeanne:

Phone: 563.284.5054
Email: jbernick@farmjournal.com
Twitter: @topproducermag

Jeanne is editor of Top Producer magazine. She has written for Top Producer and Farm Journal for 15 years, covering a variety of agricultural topics ranging from livestock to biofuels to corn, soybean and wheat production. 

She has received numerous writing awards, including the American Agricultural Editors Association’s first-place award for editorial opinion, which helped earn her Master Writer status with the association. She has also won several first place writing awards from the National Association of Agricultural Journalists and most recently an award for the best single written article for business publications from the Missouri Association of Publications. 
Jeanne earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural journalism with a minor in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri–Columbia. She grew up on a cattle ranch in southern Missouri. Today, she lives with her husband and three daughters near her husband’s home farm in the Quad Cities area of eastern Iowa.



TPEN Reflection: Solutions

As your business grows, you begin to hit a "ceiling of complexity" where the way you’ve done it before needs to change if you are to continue your forward progress. Tillage practices, planting or harvest strategies, equipment changes, accounting, banking, risk management, human resources and family relationships are just a few areas in which you’ll experience growing pains. The peer group experience shows you that others have solved some of the problems you face, and that you have in fact solved other producers’ problems.

Take Action

Identify the three biggest challenges you face, write them down, discuss them in your business and come prepared to share them at your next peer group meeting.

On behalf of the TPEN facilitation team,

Lance Woodbury