How farm management schedules free up farmers

Starting a farm can feel like an overwhelming process to new farmers. Many new farmers are tempted to avoid farm management task lists, schedules, and other things that they feel constrain their freedom to manage a farm.

After all, seemingly trivial tasks like recording data and monitoring the farm for pests that may or may not exist cuts into time that could be spent doing more urgent things.

Nick Marasco, Upstart Farmer at Triple Threat Mentoring, thinks that a different attitude towards management will actually help the farmer. Building schedules and sticking to them is a habit that ultimately frees the farmer from having to wrestle with problems after they arise.

After all, fluctuating maintenance and unstable management practices are the root problem of farm troubles like inconsistent yield, pest outbreaks, and staff confusion. Dealing with them before they occur puts control back into the hands of the farmer.

“Start the scheduled maintenance things early; stay ahead of the curve; don’t let problems arise,” says Nick.

Read more at Upstart University

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