Due to the fact that my Trish my wife is traveling in the US all week I have been acting as a single parent. I made the comment to my mom tonight who was watching the kids for me while I was at a meeting that “I have a new appreciation for single parents.” This has made me realize that whether it is managing a company or a family, it truly is a team effort in order to succeed. Between trying to finish harvest and trying to make sure that the kids get to school I feel like I am frantically trying to hold it together. Inside of a family every person is relied upon to fulfill their role in order to make the whole team better. The kids make their beds and empty the dishwasher while the parents work and provide guidance and mentorship to the children. A farm operation runs no differently in the sense that we all must execute on our reponsibilities to make sure that the company succeeds. Many times our culture has made the CEO the celebrity, the person that makes the orgnization who it is. This is really not reality in the sense, that it is everyone pulling in the same direction that makes both families and businesses successful in the short and long term, during good times and bad.
"Innovation" is a buzzword in today's world, often associated with technology, but it's not necessarily about gadgets, as our guest for this episode in the Mind Your Farm Business series points out. "Innovation really is about grabbing ideas from other parts of the planet or other ideas you see people doing and bringing that back…Read more »