Feeding Management: A PRO-DAIRY Management Focus Workshop for Dairy Farm Managers
Chase, Larry; Bigger, Gary; Conway, John; Menzi, Bill; Ruppel, Kurt; Rymph, Mary Beth; Young, Clint
Key Points: 1. Internal resources include the farm physical plant (buildings, land and storage facilities), equipment, livestock and most importantly - PEOPLE! Beyond the obvious day to day operations personnel, other people supplying goods and services to the business can be considered an internal resource once they or their products have been selected. 2. It is these internal resources that can be manipulated through management to adapt technology to further the realization of goals, objectives and ultimately the mission of the farm business. 3. While it is important to understand the forces external to the farm business that affect it day to day and in the short run, consider these forces, but recognize that they cannot be changed through the efforts of the farms management. 4. Occasionally the farm manager may take the risk that he or she can accurately predict changes in the external environment, and make plans accordingly. Again the external forces are not being managed, but planning is merely reflecting a predicted change in those forces.
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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University