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To scale or not to scale…. that is the question Nov 18, 2019

Too many farmers push themselves to always keep growing simply because they think it’s what they “should” do.


Do you agree?


There are benefits to growing your team  and scaling your farm (and we’ll talk more about that in a minute.)...

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The 7 deadly sins that keep most farmers stuck Sep 06, 2019

Between Greg and I, we’ve been working with farmers for 50 years.

And during that time, we’ve noticed a really troubling trend:

Most farmers stay stuck, forever.

Longer than forever, actually…

Because they spend a lifetime stuck and then pass that legacy...

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The 3 key financial figures profitable farmers track Sep 06, 2019

Most farmers struggle with profits.


Even if your revenues are high, you can still lose money after all your costs, interest payments, and other expenses are paid out.


Like our student Travis..


In the 2014/2015 year, he and his brother had a great revenue on the farm...

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Amazing Farmhands, Great Culture, and Winning Succession Plan: Here’s How They Did It. Sep 06, 2019

Imagine finding two hardworking farmhands that you completely trusted…

That you could train up to do all the farm jobs…

So you have time to do things like: 

  • work on the high-level strategy to increase profits
  • make succession plans
  • even free yourself up to take multiple...
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The TOP Producers Model: How Our Students Get 4.6% Higher Returns Over ABARES Sep 05, 2019

I’ll get right to it…

 …because these numbers speak for themselves.


The chart below shows you the Return on Assets Managed (ROAM) for the 2016/2017 year. It’s a comparison of ABARES, Holmes Sackett, and our Farm Owners Academy (FOA) students:

Using those...

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The #1 Success Secret That Most Average Farmers Don’t Think About Sep 05, 2019

Here’s a mind-blowing stat:

Farm Owner Academy students get 4.6% higher Return on Assets Managed than the average farmer.

Given a $3Million property, that’s an average of $108,000 more every single year (compared to the ABARES figures).

The big reason why our students are so...

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These Business Lessons Could've Helped My Dad’s Farm Jul 29, 2018

The biggest fear for most farmers? (and for most people in general?)


The thought of giving it your all but still not making the cut terrifies a lot of people.

I guess I’m not like most people in this respect. Because I’m quite open about the fact that I’ve had a few...

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David Had His Most Profitable Year… While Working 50% Less. Here’s How He Did It. Jul 16, 2018

When I tell farmers it’s possible to:

  • Earn more
  • Work less
  • And actually enjoy the process

…They look at me like I have six heads (and maybe half a brain between all six of them!)
Then they start to tell me all the reasons why that can’t possibly be true for them. They think...

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The 8 Mistakes That Keep Farmers Broke May 07, 2018

Here at Farm Owners Academy, we’ve worked with all kinds of farmers over the years:

  • Rich ones
  • Broke ones
  • Ones who feel real joy and purpose in their work
  • Startups
  • Experienced farmers

And…ones who spend every day stressed out, burnt out, and zoned out because...

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