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Accidents and Disasters Happen. Is Your Farm Ready?
We don’t like to think about accidents happening on our farms, even though we work in one of the most dangerous industries around. Thinking ..
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Why Does My Family Farm Need a Business Plan?
What’s your vision for your farm’s future? What kind of leader are you? Henry Kissinger defined leadership as “the ability to take people fr..
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Managing Your Farming Operation Like a Maestro
As farming operations grow and become more complex, the task of the general manager becomes more difficult. There are a myriad of details in..
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What Is a Grant of Authority? Do I Need It on My Farm?
Why would you need a grant of authority?
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"Together, We’ll Get Through This”
What are farmers supposed to do during these turbulent times? Keep reading the blog and watch the video below as Jeff Haferkamp, CEO of Fami..
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Systems Thinking Part 6: Business Plan Your Work and Work..
Business Planning includes the yearly budget and strategic plan which generate key initiatives to drive your business. As you set your objec..
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Systems Thinking Part 5: Business Analysis
Business analysis sounds like something you are doing every day. After all, you are looking at your business while working in it and, from t..
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Systems Thinking Part 4: Protect Your Farm's Assets and..
You wouldn’t leave your wallet, driver’s license and passport lying on the table in a restaurant and walk away. Instead, you keep those item..
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Systems Thinking Part 3: Breaking Down Silos
Being an effective manager requires a big picture view of your business. In other words, you must manage your entire farm, not just one area..
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Systems Thinking Part 2: Managing People for Maximum..
“Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weak..
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Systems Thinking Part 1: Enhancing Your Management Skills
“Get better before you get bigger.” When I shared this crucial advice in a previous blog following my transition into the role of CEO at Fam..
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CEO to Family Farms: "Get Better Before You Get Bigger"
One of my all-time favorite rules of thumb is, “Get better before you get bigger.” Once farms build a strong foundation, they can grow, dive..
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Will Benchmarking Improve Your Farm & Make You Money? You..
FamilyFarms Group is a strong proponent of benchmarking, and we encourage our members to benchmark many aspects of their family farm busines..
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5 Traits Successful Farm General Manager
What does it take to be a successful farm general manager? We at FamilyFarms Group work with many farm families trying to answer that very q..
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Management Boot Camp
Start with Management “Boot Camp” to Train a Successful General Manager
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