You need help to be successful, agriculture is no different. Throughout the years, the dynamics of agriculture has driven investors and agribusiness enthusiast to embrace it. But the problem they faced is the lack of trained farm managers and farm management training. This has led to closure of many big farms, especially those run by investors without agricultural background.
The problem of inexperience and lack of adequate training often makes investors or newbies feel that any agribusiness venture is not profitable. Despite the huge interest/profit in farming, farms opened with most modern design and equipment in the last 10 years have gone through crises; this is because they are managed by ill trained and inexperienced farm managers, also most investors involved in agriculture treat their farms as financial investments, which is also wrong. Most investors have good intentions, but lack farming experience. Many failed farms were started by highly educated people, who had high expectations, and who also gave instructions on how their farm ventures should be managed, as read on the internet. Many owners also end up depending on others to take care of their farms who themselves do not have much knowledge.
However, in order to address this issue, farm managers must be trained, organization/farms owners must ensure that their farm managers are well trained. Farm owners must partner with research institute, or agro allied organization like Greenroot farm estate, to train their farm managers or caretakers in Good Agricultural and quality Practices needed to successfully manage their farm ventures.
However, farming requires extensive knowledge in several fields and sectors to make informed decisions and of course, lots of patience. But when one is inexperienced, it is recommended to start small, or request for management expertise from companies and individuals with successful track records in managing agribusiness ventures.
Farm managers must be aware of all the costs and returns of farm enterprises at farm-levels and along the marketing chain and of ways to reduce these costs.
Our agricultural industry needs farm management specialists who can gather information and develop a true picture of the farm business and its problems and opportunities. With the understanding of this situation, a farm management company will be able to give practical and relevant recommendations. Our organization (Greenroot) is always ready to provide guidance on the development of farm management services and other related services in agriculture. It starts with a booking of an appointment for a farm management training session.