Protecting Your Farm’s Greatest Asset

UVM Extension New Farmer Project

You sharpen the blades on your hand tools. You change the oil in your tractor. You check Small business owners holding open sign outside retail plant nurseryyour fencing and water systems regularly to ensure your livestock is safe and cared for while out in the pasture. This is all considered good management — after all, these are your farm assets and without them you will be out of business. So what are you doing to protect your farm’s most valuable asset? Ummm, that would, of course, be you.

Body, mind and spirit can all take a beating in the craziness of the production season. You owe it to yourself to put a few systems in place that will encourage you to engage in some self-care. Not doing so can result in decreased efficiency, professional burnout, and even physical injury. Any of these consequences can make the difference between a successful season and trouble.

Caring for your body. A few…

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