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Farm musings

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“When, in some obscure country town, the farmers come together to a special town-meeting, to express their opinion on some subject which is vexing the land, that, I think, is the true Congress, and the most respectable one that is ever assembled in the United States.” – Henry David Thoreau –

Leasing land aims to attract a new breed of farmers

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Author:  Sandy Bauers Source:  Philadelphia Inquirer, January 4, 2013 This front page article from the Inquirer profiles a client, Lundale Farm, and their mission, both of which are near and dear to my heart.  The parents of the women interviewed for the article (two of the eight siblings) bought the property in 1946 and were […]

The Folly of Age as a Number

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Source:  Linkedin, December 19, 2012 Author:  Brian Wong While many college graduates bemoan the “sorry, we are looking for someone with experience” result of a job interview, Brian Wong exposes another (very positive) side of being young and the value of youth in today’s business world.  In this article, he explains what he believes are […]

What gets measured gets changed

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I’m working with a raw milk, grass fed, dairy farm client on metrics for his organization.  He’s keen on developing Metrics to help run his organization—here’s some rules for you to use when creating metrics for your organization that I’ve developed from 20+ years and nearly 100 businesses that I’ve developed metrics for:   Five […]

Strategy: What is it, really?

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I’ve recently been thinking a lot about strategy; it’s November and you’re supposed to think about strategy now.  Why?  Because I’m getting ready for next year.  But what is strategy, really?  I’ve heard people say, “We’re strategic thinkers.” What does that mean?  Are you shaping the future?  Making strategic decisions? I still didn’t quite get […]

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