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Seven habits of successful farmers

publication date: Jan 1, 2020
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While my clients define business success differently, the overall idea is the same: keep doing the work they love. And in order to keep farming and producing food in a sustainable way, they need to cover their expenses, have something leftover to pay themselves, and be able to do all this in a reasonable number of hours per week.

What are these business habits of successful farmers?

To help illustrate these habits, I will share some examples from a farmer I worked with a few years ago… let’s call her Charlotte, owner/operator of Blazing Saddles Farm. She grows vegetables and raises livestock on 10 acres in Hudson Valley, NY. She defined success as:

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