Farming is a competitive business. A lot of that competition is working to improve your own operation so that it's better and more efficiently run than the previous year. To stay competitive with yourself, much like a professional athlete, you need to be able to rely on the data from your past experiences. A runner can only top his personal best if someone timed it with a stopwatch and recorded the data. As a farmer, your stopwatch data can be found in the right financial metrics.
But in farming, as in many sports, the data can be overwhelming. So many different metrics can be tracked. How do you know which ones to watch in order to make improvements? In this post from AgriNews, Water Street Solutions CEO Darren Frye explains how to narrow down all the data and separate the wheat from the chaff in order to streamline the reach your operation's goals.