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Every business needs a CEO – including our farm businesses!

As Part II of our Take Control Client spotlight, in this episode, I am delighted to share an interview with Farm Owners Academy (FOA) Member Ben Taylor.

Ben is a valued Take Control Program Graduate and now, a genuine high performer within the FOA Platinum Mastermind Program. Along with his wife Kate, his parents and brother Sam, Ben runs an extensive fourth-generation cropping operation at Condamine in southern Queensland, focusing on wheat & chickpeas in winter and sorghum & cotton in summer.

When Ben & his family started the Take Control Program, they had no shared focus and no real plan. Family members were not always ‘on the same page’, and succession was a real challenge.

Today is a very different story.

Three years on from committing to their Take Control journey, Ben (along with Kate) has lead the charge of applying professional business management practice to their farm. They now operate a very strong plan and are all focused, engaged and clear on their roles. The results being achieved are exceptional. The business is now highly systemised, and importantly, a significant family succession has now successfully been achieved.

Ben is an optimistic character and a natural leader. Through this interview, I am pleased to acknowledge the significant effort Ben, Kate & the Taylor family have made to come together and make their family business work for the long term.

Congratulations, Ben, for how you have grown as a leader to make this happen.

Please note that this interview took place as part of our monthly Coaching Call offerings included with the Take Control program.

As such, Ben references the strategic plan that he was sharing (that you will not see!) and speaks to an audience of current Take Control clients (that you will hear communicated with!).  Please enjoy this interview for the compelling learnings and inspiring insights Ben shares about his FOA journey so far…

I hope this serves as an inspiration to you as you take the steps necessary to set down a compelling plan for this coming season.

All the best to you for 2022!


P.S. Our Take Control program is where Ben first started his journey! Click here to learn more information about this program.

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When you’re ready to take the next step and work with us, here are three things you can do:

1. Subscribe to our ‘Profitable Farmer’ podcast
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2. Join the Farm Owner Academy’s closed Facebook group ‘Profitable Farmer’
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3. Work with us privately
If you’d like our team to help you scale up your farming business or create a ‘freedom farm’ just email us at and put “Private” in the subject line… tell me a little about your business and what you’d like to improve and I’ll send you the information you need to get started!

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