Farm management involves dozens of organisational, personnel and financial decisions every day. It involves the practical application of changing legislation, making commitments and investment decisions. Every farmer naturally thinks he or she is making optimal decisions, which are often wrong due to insufficient knowledge.
Some decisions can affect the future of the farm, so they must always be right. Consultation with, for example, professional agronomic, legal or financial advisors will help. Advances in agricultural science mean that new technologies and systems are emerging, as are new legal regulations and financial tools. The support of reliable, professional advisors can significantly influence better decision-making and thus improve the efficiency of the farm. In implementing the adopted plan for the organisation of production, each farmer assumes success in accordance with the assumptions. New production equipment, new plant varieties, fertilisers, plant protection products and new technologies in animal and plant production are constantly appearing. New requirements and conditions for supply, production and sales are emerging. Nobody knows everything, so it is worth consulting professional advisors, preferably independent or already proven to be reliable, on your planned decisions. It is also worth using decision-support systems in each production direction, which can help clarify the need or timing of necessary actions.
Read more about the relationship between advice and planning in Area 3 Financial Sustainability.