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Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Free Trade and Product Mix

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  • Date Added : 11/19/2004
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Jim Bittner

  • Owner, Singer Farms
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1958 (Age: 62 years old)
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
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Biography

Jim Bittner is a partner in Singer Farms. In addition, he serves as President and General Manager of the operation. Singer Farms is a fruit farm which produces apples, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries and other smaller specialty fruit items.

Jim Bittner is a graduate of Cornell University.

We have changed the mix of varieties that we grow over the years. I saw the apple business; I feel is not - in the long run is not going to survive in New York State. My personal opinion. With free trade and a crop where 50 percent of your cost is labor, there is no way we're going to compete aga...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 28 Jim Bittner Provides Background on Singer Farms and Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 2 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Starting Career As Partner on Dairy Farm
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 7 sec.
Video 3 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Move Into Fruit Farming
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 38 sec.
Video 4 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Rent 100 Acres of Apples
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 42 sec.
Video 5 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Enter Partnership and Create Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 16 sec.
Video 6 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Free Trade and Product Mix
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 5 min. 35 sec.
Video 7 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Opening On-Farm Winery
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 47 sec.
Video 8 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Produce Peaches
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 41 sec.
Video 9 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Rent Rather Than Own Land
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 10 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Management Responsibilities at Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 31 sec.
Video 11 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision To Bring In Management Consultant For Winery Idea
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 4 min. 4 sec.
Video 12 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Risk, Threat of Hail and Insurance
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 4 min. 54 sec.
Video 13 of 28 Jim Bittner States Product Diversification Helps To Manage Risk
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 10 sec.
Video 14 of 28 Jim Bittner States One Strength Is Openness To Try Anything Once
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 42 sec.
Video 15 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Thoughts on Marketing and Customers
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/04
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 22 sec.
Video 16 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses How Singer Farms Caters To Customers
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 55 sec.
Video 17 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Importance of Face-to-Face Customer Contact
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/04
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 18 of 28 Jim Bittner Shares Examples of Developing Customer Relationships
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 19 sec.
Video 19 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Decision Making at Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 36 sec.
Video 20 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Desire For Larger Management Team
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 1 min. 45 sec.
Video 21 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Bad Decision Made To Grow Hops on Farm
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 14 sec.
Video 22 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Family
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 46 sec.
Video 23 of 28 Jim Bittner States Land and Soils Are Competitive Advantage For Singer Farms
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 4 min. 2 sec.
Video 24 of 28 Jim Bittner States Risk Taking Is A Big Deal
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 21 sec.
Video 25 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses Experimenting With Retail Store
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 4 sec.
Video 26 of 28 Jim Bittner States Biggest Challenge Is Knowing when To Walk Away From a Bad Decision
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 5 sec.
Video 27 of 28 Jim Bittner Discusses New York Cherry Co-Op
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 3 min. 33 sec.
Video 28 of 28 Jim Bittner States Importance To Co-op Success Is Staying Focused
  • Jim Bittner - Interview - Singer Farms
  • 11/19/2004
  • Jim Bittner
  • 2 min. 7 sec.

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