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 […]
August 19, 2020

Strategies to Embrace Technology

Disruptors like technology bring considerable changes to the workplace and are setting a precedence of a new normal. Many companies are paralyzed by the thought of a technology change or implementation because they focus on the “system,” rather than how […]
August 10, 2020

How to assess your culture

    When you evaluate your current culture, look for the alignment between what you say you want, and what really exists.  It is all about creating a system.  Systems are a result of what you are tolerating or creating.  […]
July 27, 2020

Leading through the crisis

On December 31, many of us gathered with family and friends and celebrated the beginning of the new year.  A time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and exciting journeys.  Then the dark, unforgiving cloud of COVID-19 reared its ugly face […]
July 7, 2020

5 Ways to Keep Farm Employees Around Longer

As employers you are careful to hire only the best applicants, and once you have them, you want to keep them. It is no secret that the agriculture industry has a labor problem.  Retention of employees has become a hot […]
June 23, 2020

Standard Operating Procedures don’t have to be Standard

Have you ever wanted to make a certain dish, but the recipe was so long and so monotonousness that you barely got started before you were bored?? Think about starting a new job and the standard operating procedures are the […]

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