Taking the Smart Approach to Farming
- Always back up your equipment. Have two of the same thing, and spare parts, for pieces of equipment that are critical to farm operation.
- You have to spend money to make money. Spend money where that money can leverage your time and energy to a greater gain.
- Value your time. You have to assign a value to your time when you think about how and why you are doing something. You don’t work for free. That isn’t sustainable.
- Seek out mentors early on and offer them value to try to help your own journey.
- Source out high grade information. That can help cut down on trial and error and reduce the failure to success ratio. A lot of trail and error can lead to frustration and burnout.
- You have to take measurements and have metrics to know what is possible. To know what you are capable of. That allows you to have realistic expectations and set realistic goals.
- What are you trying to do? Spend the money that is needed to make you most effective and efficient to do that. Pay to learn the right ways to do it if you are approaching this as a career, not a hobby.
- Know if this is a career or hobby and make decisions accordingly.
- Remove the negative people from your life if you are trying to succeed and surround yourself with positive influences and supporters.
- Give yourself some financial runway when you go into farming. Take care of debts ahead of time or get a plan in place and get them under control.
- “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.”
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