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Our Journey
www.strawberryhillfarm.ca
Starting point
  Original plans for farm
  Change of plans
  Lots of decisions
  Jumping in so fast brought a lot of
e...
Need to Refocus
  Work became all consuming
  No weekends or time off
  Strained relationship – marriage in jeopardy
 ...
Where to go for Help?
  Other Farmers?
  Successful business person and advisor
  Went to see Andrew Hordyk in ON
  Ab...
Personal Goals
  Goosebump meter
  Are you happy with current status
○  Business?
○  Personal life?
  Relationships
  ...
How can farm or business support
your personal goals?
  Smaller with fewer employees?
  Building a team approach?
  Our...
How did it work out?
  Were able to do all that was in the plan
and more
  Buy home for foreign workers
  Moved warehou...
Holistic business/Life: Our journey with Strategic Farm Planning
Holistic business/Life: Our journey with Strategic Farm Planning
Holistic business/Life: Our journey with Strategic Farm Planning
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Holistic business/Life: Our journey with Strategic Farm Planning

  1. 1. Our Journey www.strawberryhillfarm.ca
  2. 2. Starting point   Original plans for farm   Change of plans   Lots of decisions   Jumping in so fast brought a lot of expenses right away   Costs a lot to run a farm   Employee issues   Major – drugs, people leaving, crops left in field   Family issues
  3. 3. Need to Refocus   Work became all consuming   No weekends or time off   Strained relationship – marriage in jeopardy   Difficult to keep going as we were   Winter packing and delivery challenges   Kirsten’s Outlook   Tim’s Outlook   Go larger or go smaller   Need to be on the same page
  4. 4. Where to go for Help?   Other Farmers?   Successful business person and advisor   Went to see Andrew Hordyk in ON   Aborist and business owner for 15 years   Trainer   Good work life balance   Similar moral and family values
  5. 5. Personal Goals   Goosebump meter   Are you happy with current status ○  Business? ○  Personal life?   Relationships   Time with Family   R&R away from farm   Bucket List   Volunteering
  6. 6. How can farm or business support your personal goals?   Smaller with fewer employees?   Building a team approach?   Our story   Difficult to keep going as we were   Winter packing and delivery challenges   Market strong   Business Plan
  7. 7. How did it work out?   Were able to do all that was in the plan and more   Buy home for foreign workers   Moved warehouse ahead one year   Easier to pay bills   Employee situation better but still need improvement   Finding, hiring, and keeping good help has become #1 issue.   Personal life improving

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