THREE LEVELS OF FARMS
Farms progress through 3 Levels as they Scale Up.
- Focuses most of their attention on production practices.
- Have all the skills to run a farm and they can do most of the daily work.
- Enjoys the freedom to work alone
- Like to make decisions on the fly
- Growth is capped due to workload
- Often the farm isn’t large enough or growing fast enough for another generation
- Most of the daily decisions run through them.
- Finding and keeping good employees is increasingly hard
- Have minimal office staff to help
- Enjoys working in the trenches beside employees
- Can feel overwhelmed trying to keep everything moving
- Scaling up is capped due to not enough quality labor.
- Finding time to work “on” the business is hard.
- Understands the numbers behind the farm operations
- Have a balance of business planning & production
- Are good at hiring only the right people for the team
- Strategic plans are important to stay on track.
- Communication is good and constantly refined
- Doesn’t micromanage and has capable managers
- Scale is hindered by access to capital
- Can lose track of the details as the business grows
Read more about each level below.
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