Stick to your game plan for planting season

If you've been following our suggestions, you probably took some time this winter to focus on your vision for the future of your farm. Fulfilling that vision begins now, as planting season gets underway. You used some of that winter downtime to craft a plan for this crop year, so now it's important to follow through on that plan.

Juggling all your responsibilities can sometimes feel overwhelming, but don't let yourself get bogged down with day-to-day operations and lose focus on your larger priorities as a farm leader. Remember, you're the one steering this ship toward the future you choose.

You have a timeline laid out for the season, and sticking to it might at times require real...well, stick-to-itiveness. Director Dean Heffta has some thoughts on getting your people, systems and communication squared away before the planters roll.