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Farming Resolutions: How to Create and Stick to Goals for the New Year

Posted on December 31, 2015


We can’t quite believe that the festive season has passed us by so quickly! It seems like only yesterday that we were enjoying the glorious summer months, yet here we are on the cusp of a brand new year!

With 2016 literally just around the corner, we’re willing to bet that many of you are already planning out your resolutions for the next 12 months, but how many of you are including your working life in those goals? No business is perfect, and all could use a little improvement here and there!

If you are a farmer and are struggling to come up with some goals for your farm to work towards in 2016, here are a few helpful tips!

What Needs Improving?

Before deciding on a random goal, think realistically about what you could improve on within your farm.

Do you want to improve the quality of your cattle buildings? Are you really bad with your time management? Try to focus on the main aspects of your farm life and operation that you would like to be more successful or run a little smoother.

Choose two or three attainable goals that you can work towards rather than overwhelming yourself- improving other things will just be an added bonus!

Define Specific Goals

Rather than creating vague goals, try to make them measurable so that you can see how much your farm will have improved by sticking to and working towards the goal.

Simply saying “ I want to grow healthier crops” is too broad of a goal to make; instead, set yourself the goal of reducing or eradicating plant disease so that you can see how well you have done at the end of next year’s harvest!

This way, you can implement steps that help produce specific outcomes, such as selecting crops that thrive in your soil type.

Create a Suitable Plan of Action

Once you have decided what you want to achieve and have set yourself goals that you can realistically reach, it’s time to determine how you are going to reach these goals.

Create yourself a plan of action that you can follow to achieve success throughout the year for each of the goals that you have set. Write out the process that you need to go through to be able to achieve each goal, including essential resources that you will need.

It’s also advisable to set yourself a realistic time limit. Although you may want improvement to happen quickly, the reality is that it is going to take a lot of time and effort to make sure that your goals are met. However, giving yourself a time limit to work to will motivate you to get your plan of action underway.

Goals don’t have to just be decided at the start of a new year- in fact, once you achieve a goal, it’s important that you continually set yourself more to keep improving your farm!

Whether you are looking for a brand new agricultural building to house your cattle or new silage clamps to improve your silage production this year, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at RE Buildings. Give us a call today on 01524 792247 and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you with your enquiries.


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