Commit to building the right farm culture

Every farm--and every workplace, for that matter--has a unique cultural environment that has developed. The development of that culture either took place through careful planning and implementation, or completely on its own with no shaping or guidance from the farm leaders who designed and implement the farm's vision and direction.

The latter method is, simply put, a terrible way to create a culture in the workplace. If left completely up to chance, there is no possible way for a farm's culture to magically reflect the values and goals its leaders would like to see the operation adopt.

In his latest Finance First post, Water Street CEO Darren Frye discusses how and why to intentionally work at shaping your farming operation's culture so that it incorporates the core values and best practices you hold dear. You can read the entire article over at