As in life, farming tends to throw us curveballs when we least expect them. We might not be able to control everything that's happening at all times, but one thing we can control is our response. Who we are plays a large part of that response; we might be more inclined to take a thoughtful approach and analyze the situation and possible solutions for days or weeks, we might have a knee-jerk judgment and respond immediately, we might take an "out of sight, out of mind" approach and immerse ourselves instead in something else we'd rather do.
Water Street Solutions Account Manager Jason Ladman says--no matter the situation--keeping a calm head and using appropriate thinking for the situation can make a real difference in the expected outcome. This is good advice for any area of the business, but to put it in terms of the farm's finances--how we respond to this year's results can dramatically impact our mindset for planning next year on the farm.
Listen to Jason's interview with KRVN's Dewey Nelson for more on this topic. The full interview is posted below.