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How Can You Improve Your Farm?

November 27, 2019 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

( There’s much to love about running a farm, but it is true that it’s not always the easiest business to run in the world. In today’s world, farmers face threats in a way that perhaps no farmers have ever felt, in the entire history of agriculture. If farms are going to survive, then they need to adapt to these conditions, and that’ll mean doing things differently than they’ve done in the past. Below, we take a look at a few ways in which farmers can improve their operations. 

Tell Your Story Online

Farmers were once right at the heart of the community that they served. Everyone would know the farmers’ story since they all knew who they were. But of course, the era of small communities has more or less vanished now. We don’t get our food from the farmer down the lane; it comes in on trucks from who knows where? In the process, the story of the farmer is lost. There are other ways to get your story out there, however. The internet is a powerful tool for this goal. On your website, make sure you’re telling the world about your backstory, who you are, and so on. On your social media channels, you can give insights into the ‘behind the scenes’ of your products, not just the products themselves.

Improve Your Products

Consumers have higher standards than ever before. These days, they’re less willing to simply accept a product as it is; they want to ensure that it’s a quality product. If your items are better than the rest, then they’ll do well. So it’s worth investigating how you can improve your products. One such way is to look at improving your overall operations, in all areas. This could involve using Antibiotic growth promoter (AGP) alternatives or upgrading your infrastructure so that they provide better conditions for your animals. There’s always a way to improve your farm’s products — it’s just about looking at how you’re currently doing things and seeing where changes can be made. 

Invest in Technology

We’ve come a long way in the agricultural world. From manual labor to using heavy machinery. And things continue to improve, too. The technology is more advanced than ever before and can help to streamline your operations. For example, the incorporation of a 6000 weather station can enable farmers to make more informed decisions based on real-time weather information. Additionally, don’t discount the use of AI or robotics — they can be an investment, but they’ll greatly increase your output.

Hosting Events

It is becoming tougher and tougher to make an income from your farm operations alone. As such, it’s worthwhile investigating how you can supplement your income. One such way to do this is to make the most of your farm, and host events. If it’s a picturesque space, then you might find that that it’s suitable for weddings, concerts, parties or whatever else. You may also consider hosting tours — it might just be everyday life to you, but people are increasingly interested in what goes on behind the scenes. It’s a great way to generate interest in your company, too. 

Staff Writer; Calvin Jackson

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