Creating an Effective Farm Business Strategy – Jeff Orchard, MNP

Creating a business plan and making sure you execute the plan is a very big challenge for farmers. In fact it is a great challenge for all business owners. Agriculture can even be tougher because of the underlying industry foundation of the “agricultural lifestyle.”  Added on top of this is the increased amount of un-controllables like weather in comparison to other industries.

Jeff Orchard, MNP is a very straight shooter that speaks his mind and lays it out plain and simple for farmers. Jeff spoke at the Tiffin 2011 Conference in Lethbridge, Alberta about his advice to farmers to farmers on farm business management. Jeff discussed with us planning, execution and the fact that agriculture is a business that needs to be more guided by ROI and less on lifestyle.


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Shaun Haney

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