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January 14, 2021

Heartland Compost Sensors: A Case Study for Use

Mike Johnson, owner of Heartland Sustainable, is using technology for Operations Optimization. The 20-year-old company has segued into a composting vertical that complements his existing Heartland Farm Services. (www.heartlandsustainable.com)  Currently Johnson manages 8 rows of organic compost 8’ H x […]
January 5, 2021

Are you Managing the Chaos??

Have you heard the term that you can either manage the chaos or be managed by it.  This past year was nothing short of chaotic  But when the chaos is managed, we are more productive, engaged and get better results […]
December 2, 2020

Defining Success

I have set in many interviews during my working career, NO, I haven’t frequently switched jobs, but I have been on the hiring end of those interviews.  I found myself constantly retreating to the common interview question, “where do you […]
November 18, 2020

Degrees of Separation?

The President of our company and I were recently having a dinner interview with a potential candidate. The conversation was pleasant, and the food was excellent. Throughout the conversation, the topic of Degrees was discussed. Not about temperature but of […]
October 29, 2020

How to Worry Less

We all worry, it is human nature to think about things that we cannot control and what the outcome could be.  It is easier said than done to just stop worrying. Especially in the year 2020, where it seems to […]
October 20, 2020

Rewarding Team Members in a Lean Year

With the upcoming holiday season, it is safe to say that it will be difficult to reward your team in the usual ways, given the state of the swine industry. Many businesses have and are still struggling. Our latest article […]
September 9, 2020

Human Assisted Production – SmartBarns…the almost present reality

If you are an experienced farmer, you have seen the changes firsthand in production agriculture.  Within three generations we have gone from horses plowing to tractors that can drive themselves.  Today we are within reach of an intelligent (smart) barn […]
August 26, 2020

How To Avoid These 5 Common Meeting Mistakes

When you hear the words “We are having a meeting” do you cringe at the thought of sitting in the room or virtual platform for that period of time.  Do you try to think of ways to get out of […]

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