7 Traits of Successful Farmers and Farms – Grassfed Life (GFL81)

Over the past few years I have interviewed over one hundred different farmers.  During the course of our conversations I have noticed quite a few trends – some which lead to struggling farms and some which lead to successful farms. 

Today I am going to share 7 of the traits that I have noticed that successful farms and farmers exhibit.  Regardless of whether you are a vegetable farmer or a livestock farmer, I think these traits are universal and apply across the board.

1. Efficiency and equipment is everything
2. Money controls the pace
3. Ideology will be sacrificed
4. You’ll do a lot you don’t want to do, and put in long hours doing it
5. You’ll wear multiple hats
6. No matter how much you learn, you need to go do it
7. You’ll need intense grit

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