1. Do Not target high seasons; high seasons come with their own challenges. Be a farmer, not a gambler.
  2. Do choose at least two main crops and a crop rotation plan. Switching from one crop to another oftentimes can be somehow challenging.
  3. Plan your farm, (Take our FarmPlan Mondays seriously 😃) and always have crops/animals to ensure you have constant supply.
  4. No crop has advantages only – all have their downsides too; just master the advantages and disadvantages of every crop in particular and work towards managing the disadvantages if they are manageable.
  5. Have a spraying and fertilizing plan and stick to it.
  6. Don’t blindly follow the advice of agro-veterinarians and agrochemical sales agents. Most of them are salespeople, not agronomists.
  7. Try as much as possible to reduce agricultural expenses without compromising the quality of products. Consult specialists and hire skilled workers to assist with this.
  8. Never hold onto a product if it is perishable – you’ll lose everything. You would rather give it away at cheaper prices than gaining nothing.
  9. Never plant a new seed on a large scale before testing it, start on a smaller piece and upscale with time.
  10. Never entrust your the entire operations to farm workers; make an effort to be there you are present during critical stages of crop development and commercialization.
  11. Never employ a close family member to manage your farm; most of them will let you down. Well, ofcourse there are skilled ones but most of them will show you dust
  12. Always have a farm plan. Failing to plan is always planning to fail.

What have I left out?
Keep warm 🙂🙂

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