n Farmer’s Weekly - You are your best resource - global farming : business

Volume 2015, Issue 15039
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



Farmers are often so busy running their enterprises that they forget to look after their own well-being.

Farming involves combining various resources to produce food and fibre. A farmer uses fixed resources such as land and fixed improvements such as buildings, as well as capital equipment, livestock and various farm requisites and permanent labour to produce products that he can sell - hopefully at a price higher than the cost of producing these products. A large part of a farmer's time is spent in keeping machinery, equipment and other resources in good condition. Farmers also spend a good deal of time and energy in training their workers. Unfortunately, many farmers neglect a crucial resource: themselves.

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