A First Step in Reducing Inputs to Increase Profitability

We talk a lot about reducing inputs so that the farm or ranch can be more profitable. But how do you figure out what you should cut and what you should keep? Do you have a goal that can provide direction? For some ideas on that, here's a jam-packed 2:13 interview with the Noble Research Institute's Hugh Aljoe. Hugh is talking about "Intentional Management." Translated, that means starting with the end in mind. If you know your goals, or what you want to achieve, you'll know what to measure to figure out if you're making progress. Starting with the end in mind is also helpful when you're working with others, whether they're family or employees. If they know what the overall plan is, and what's expected of them, they can help you more - even making decisions that improve how they do their jobs that can be beneficial to the operation as a whole. One of the questions to as

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  1. This paragraph–“First, let’s start with a more relaxing environment. If you like sitting at a desk and pounding away at a computer, and you find yourself creative and inspired there, that’s fine. But if you don’t, choose something else. Take a walk, sit in a pasture, sit around a fire at night with your favorite people and your favorite beverage. Let your mind relax, and don’t take yourself too seriously. You don’t have to figure it out in one day. It takes some time to think deeply.”–is very useful. It also reflects what teachers have known for a long time about learning styles, settings, etc. Thank you very much for this.

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