There’s no time like the present for sharpening attitudes to cutting overheads. The JVFG does more than share ideas within the group of what works best. Other farmers are welcome to hear what the network offers. The latest article in the farming press is just one example.
Experienced arable journalist Louise Impey spent several hours with JVFG Chairman Antony Pearce for her Farmers Weekly article Share and Save – How to slash costs through collaboration.
Facts and philosophy
“I was delighted to be able help to help Louise Impey with her article for Farmers Weekly”, says Antony, “and not only with the facts. I also wanted to share the philosophy that underpins what I am doing in business to reduce costs.”
Decision-making can be lonely
Making the right decisions requires courage as well as conviction: both these come from JVFG discussion events.
Like other JVFG members Antony Pearce is looking forward to the upcoming summer event in Saffron Walden. “That’s the day we get back the next set of hard evidence to help us members make the business decisions on what to change and how. The data we painstakingly collect on each of our farms and then share to compare performance with others gives us the information and inspiration to get better.”
The drive to improve has never been more urgent. Within JVFG there is the feeling that they are equipped with the right approach and framework. Not surprisingly they feel that their time is now – and that it will be for some time yet to come.