If you are a farmer, the New Year usually brings a mix of concern and optimism. Internal and external factors have a significant impact on every operation and every year brings new challenges.
In its article, Avoid the Biggest Danger of 2019: Complacency, AgWeb.com argues that the biggest threat to American farmers is the belief that things will get better on their own. In other words, it is what happens to an operation when a farmer is too busy to work on the business.
The article lists three ways to avoid the trap of complacency:
- Hire the right people
- Solve problems whether or not you created those problems
- Make necessary investments in your operation
Every new year holds new challenges for farmers. Face these challenges head on to make sure your operation doesn’t fall victim to complacency. Happy New Year from your friends at US Farm Data!