The most important element to produce a great corn crop is weather, BUT….we cannot control the weather.
Every year we deal with the conditions we are given. That’s why a well-developed cropping plan is so important to minimize the damage from the more than one-thousand variables that affect our crop every year.
Consult the Specialists
We are the cropping plan specialists and can develop a plan complete with contingencies for your operation.
It’s our pleasure to invite you, our patrons, to join us for a fun evening at Max’s Grill in Olivia on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6pm to show our appreciation.
Jolene Brown, professional speaker, Author and Family Business Consultant, will be our keynote speaker. Jolene encourages, teaches, and celebrates the people of agriculture who feed, clothe and fuel the world.
Here is a short description of Jolene’s presentation:
All folks have a sense of humor; it’s just that some folks have a bad one! They haven’t learned that the benefits of a positive sense of humor extend to better health, understanding of rural issues, and positive farm family relationships. How long has it been since you’ve really laughed and celebrated who you are and what you do? We’ll do both as we answer the question “Who’s Hiding the Humor?”
We hope you can join us for an evening of great company, tasty food, and top notch entertainment! A formal invitation will follow in the mail.
SWOT is a simple system that can be used to analyze your business.
So what does SWOT stand for? S – Strengths W- Weaknesses O – Opportunities T- Threats
Reviewing each of these areas for your farm business will help you formulate better strategies. During your analysis, consider each section of SWOT with realism and try to be specific. It is worth your time!
Strengths & Weaknesses – Both strengths and weaknesses are internal. Here is where you have the most control. Control over what crops to decide to grow, how to plant, nurture the crop during the growing season and how you sell your crop.
Opportunities & Threats – Opportunities and threats are external. They are things that you cannot change nor control; such as land for sale and at what cost, unpredictable storms, excessive rain or drought, and grain market prices.
Many businesses both small and large have used SWOT. Doing an analysis such as this will give you a starting point to your individual plan. It will allow you to look at the big picture and take action by controlling what you can, reducing threats and positioning yourself to take advantage of any opportunities that come along.