Tom Fuhrmann, of Dairyworks in TempeAriz., often gets asked if dairy producers can manage like other industries. His response: “yes you can” if you:

  • Understand management principles that are universal.
  • Structure your business.
  • Realize that people are assets that must be grown, developed and invested in.
  • Are willing to use implementation techniques that may differ from ones typically used by agricultural employers.
  • Use records to monitor your people’s performance.