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“Whole Farm” Planning Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Developing Your “Whole Farm” Goals.

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1 “Whole Farm” Planning Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Developing Your “Whole Farm” Goals

2 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching “I was just wondering if you could help me find my way?” -Alice Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching

3 “Well, that depends on where you want to get to.” Cheshire Cat responds…

4 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Where do YOU want to go? ?

5 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Goals Provide direction and vision to help guide your decisions Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching

6 Ask yourself these questions: What do I really want in life? What can I do that will be most productive and worthwhile? What am I really trying to achieve through my use of time, effort, money, and management skills?

7 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Vision, Values and Beliefs Your values and beliefs shape your vision What you think is important They drive your actions Your vision is what you see in the future…for your farm, your quality of life and how the landscape should look.

8 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Goals help you achieve your vision of the future …like a map, they will help you get where you’re going

9 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Without goals… We react to what happens… leading us wherever the new path might lead We often spend more time reacting and less time creating

10 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Things to think about…  Farm operation (type, enterprise, etc.)  Financial  Quality of Life  Resource base  Family

11 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Farm Operation  What size and type of farm?  What type of enterprises? (Animals, crops, integrated)  Product or service?

12 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Financial - What is your definition of financial success???? + +

13 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Quality of Life The measure of shared value and satisfaction you and your family attach to the various features of place, the environment and working

14 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Resource Base Land, water and air People involved with the farm Potential of the landscape base Purchasing power Your skills and knowledge

15 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Family The importance of family to farming can NOT be overlooked. Why? Farming is a lifestyle You don’t leave home to go off to a job The people who are most important to you are often directly affected by the decisions you make

16 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Understanding your goals Is the goal realistic? Is it specific enough? Can you see how to get there? What are the action steps to achieve the goal?

17 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Short Term Gain knowledge about and experience In farming Transition three acres to organic garlic Break your list of goals down into short term and long term Long Term Own and farm 20 acres in the Pacific Northwest Supplemental farm income from production and direct marketing of organic garlic

18 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Continually Review and Monitor Evaluate progress on a regular basis Are these still your goals? Steps to revise goals or get back on track How are you doing?

19 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching Ron Macher, Editor: “ Clarify and prioritize your goals” “Keep them uppermost in your mind” “Plan enterprises with your goals in mind”

20 Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching The Minnesota Project Whole Farm Planning at Work: Success Stories of Ten Farms Sustainable Small Acreage Farming & Ranching

21 Seeing the Big Picture on a Small Farm: Ray and Sharon Johnson’s Goals Stay on the farm Have more time together Take a vacation Make a living with dairy Increase profits Manage the land holistically for future generations Have a pleasant living and working atmosphere


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