There are a few additional things to think about when going about this process of setting goals. Some may include (but are not limited to): in order to determine where you are going in the future, evaluate where you have been in the past, prioritize your goals, and make plans of action. Moreover, take a look at your resources: farm and family (including yourself) and if there are any restrictions that may come into play as you go along. It is also important to take a step back every once in awhile and reassess your goals. Take a look at the progress you're making and re-evaluate your list to see if it is still in line with your end vision. There will be probably be hurdles along the way so don't be afraid to put your head down, roll up those sleeves, and keep moving forward!
Now that you are thinking of the future, make your lists and get to work. Being able to cross off a completed goal is a huge motivator and vote of confidence. In time, your goals will improve your herd or farming operation. For more information or help with your farm goals, please contact your local extension educator.