"It's not what people don't know that hurts them. It's what they do know that just ain't so." -Will Rogers
For many farm managers, especially on smaller farms, farm management is a hands-on endeavor. It’s in the barn or in the field and assessing the situation on the ground, making decisions based on what they can see. However, there’s so much more data available for modern farms.
Information, from a variety of sources, both internal and external, can help you make strategic decisions and increase profitability. We’ve talked about farm management information and the three levels of farm information from a higher level, but in this blog, we’ll dig a little deeper and look at the kinds of information available to you and how to leverage it.