Farmers as General Managers
Managers of farms have many roles. One role is that of technologist -
evaluating old and new technologies so that the most appropriate
technology is used. Being good at selecting and applying appropriate
technology is an important contributor to low per unit costs. Another
role has been that of laborer. The farmer and family members are the
major source of labor on a family farm. Still another role is that of
the general manager. Seeing what lies ahead, developing strategies for capitalizing on opportunities,
and managing the many business relationships are important aspects of this role.
These reference materials will help you develop your skills as general mangers.
as Plant Managers & General Managers: Which Hat Do You Wear?
|Checking Your Farm Business Management Skills