The idiom “lean and mean” often refers to someone getting in shape and preparing for a challenge. It’s not too far off, honestly, when we refer to getting lean in business. It suggests that there are significant challenges ahead and getting in shape, financially and more, means getting lean so you can withstand the potential fight ahead.
Given recent farm financial forecasts, getting lean should be on the agenda for nearly every farm operation out there. Not only will it help manage the margins on the horizon, but it can also help keep you profitable in the future as well.