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‘Lean’ principles applied to a farm

publication date: May 1, 2013
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kale harvestThe first few years of any farm are chaotic. They’re filled with high-energy experimentation. Farmers are learning their land, trying out different tools and production methods, and planting everything under the sun to see what grows well and what sells. Tractors are bought, greenhouses and coolers are built, workdays are long, vacations short.  At some point, the chaos needs to settle down if new farms and their farmers are going to survive.

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