Achieve The Grand Vision For Your Farm In Five Easy Steps


What this means for you

Achieve the grand vision for your farm in 5 easy steps:
When it comes to establishing a 10-year vision for your farm, the first thing you need to do is think about where you want to be in 10-years’ time.
As a farmer, you’re used to working in seasons, responding to events, and are generally caught up in the day-to-day.
A 10-year vision can seem like a daunting and impossible task.
Looking forward is a lot harder than looking back, which is why I’ll ask you this question:
We’re currently in 2022, if you think ahead to 10 years from now, 2032, and you look back, what have you achieved in the last 10 years?

Breaking Your Grand Vision Down Into Three Year Goals

You might even want to think about things outside of your business. Your business is a vehicle for all the things that you wish to achieve in life.
Include the things you want to achieve with your family, your friends, and your community.
Once you’ve established your 10-year vision, we can begin to look at breaking those goals down into achievable steps.
This is where your three-year goals come into play. What do you want to achieve within the next three years?
What are your goals for revenue, the productivity of your farm, your team, your time, and your impact? 

Breaking Your Three Year Goals Into Yearly Projects

Your one and two-year projects help you break your goals down even further. This is where we pull apart those goals and turn them into projects.
What needs to happen to make those projects possible? What is the most important thing you can work on?
Do you want to increase your revenue or hit a certain financial target? How do you plan to do that?
Do you want to increase the productivity or carrying capacity of your farm?
If you want to hire a full-time team member or farm manager, what needs to happen on farm or off farm to help make that hire?
We recommend having between six and ten projects to work on over a two-year time frame.
These aren’t set in stone. You can change them around as the timing and seasons suit you, but having the projects laid out will give you direction and clarity.

Turning Your Projects Into A 12 Month Plan

The next step is to break down those projects into 12-month goals. Which of your projects do you want to complete within the next 12 months? Usually having two to three projects to work on per year is enough.
This part of the process leads to the most important piece to achieving your 10-year vision. 

From 12 Month Plan To Four Month Cycles

Start by prioritising your projects in four-month cycles.
Narrow down what you can do within the next four months. This will push your projects, and ultimately, your business forward.
These questions will help you determine which things to prioritise over the four month cycles: 
What are your projects? Why are you doing it? Who is going to oversee it? Once it is complete, what are you working on next?
This is how you achieve the grand vision for your farm in 5 easy steps. 
If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you create and achieve your ten year vision, visit our Farm Business Success page or book an appointment with me to learn more

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