By Joshua Kato
The year 2022 is coming to an end and farmers are setting sights on 2023.
So, it is important that you plan your farm practices at the beginning of the year.
There are several questions that you can put on the table in order to guide your planning. For example, if you are going to acquire new equipment, what is the source of capital?
- Discuss the choice of enterprises to have on the farm this year and why you think they are the best. Make sure that your plan tackles issues such as quality of product, proximity to the market and timely delivery to the market.
- Discuss sources of farm inputs for example, if you are going to keep goats, find out the source.
- No procrastination this year; this leads to disorientation and finally loss of interest. In any bad situation, pick out the positives and stop lamenting.
- Do the hard tasks, such as vaccinating animals, spraying crops and planting in the morning; this is because that is when you are still fresh.
- Farms these days receive visitors for tours. However, set up specific days when they should visit so that they do not come in unannounced.
- Schedule time for relaxation after an accomplished big task; this can be after the season harvests.
- Write everything to do in a day.
- Planning ahead is key to time management.