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We’re unlocking the mystery and getting inside the heads of Top Producer of the Year winners and finalists. Check out what they’ve learned along the way and tips that you might be able to incorporate into your own farm.

Steve Irsik

Jul 02, 2013

IrsikWhat do you know now that you wish you knew 30 years ago?

Steps for executing your dream: 1) Dram or develop a vision for what you wish to do. 2) Develop a plan to execute your vision. 3) Execute on the plan. 4) Finally and this might be the most important part, be brave. I emphasize bravery because most will say what you are trying cannot be done, that is not the way we do things, you will be broke in six months, etc. Many things will stand in your way, but be smart, look, listen, join in activities of all types, develop your network and mentors.

Every community has mentors. It could be your mother, father or uncle. Look for the gray-haired person who will help you. There are many opportunities in agriculture; I think more than when we started 40 years ago. Opportunities don’t necessarily need to be the traditional thing. Get out of the box, and look and study what the new opportunities might be.
 

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