March 23, 2021

Three Forms of Feedback in the Workplace

Everyone has their own preferences, views and thoughts, but one thing that remains consistent is that we all want to feel valued in our daily lives.  While at work that value can come from the feedback shared with team members.  […]
February 11, 2021

Buzzword bingo or reality: Sensory overload in pig production

Technology is forcing us to think differently about production, labor, investment and facility design.  Every sector of the industry is engaging. Genetics, nutrition, pharma, equipment and ventilation companies are all making significant investments in technology.  Exciting times are ahead for […]
January 25, 2021

Positivity is your Superpower

I’m sure you have heard the phrase that your team is more likely to catch your attitude than they are your cold.  Well, it  is even more true during these times because you should be social distancing and wearing your […]
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. (  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 […]

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