Hanging At Henry's Episode 32 - Training Future Generations
I had a conversation with 3 different farmers about training the future generations. Internships are the best way to get really good, really fast. You will learn so much by working side by side with a mentor and you can take all the nuances of day to day tasks and develop a great work ethic. You will only be able to take away what you put in. Give it your best!!!
John believes that the word "Organic" has lost its meaning. The government owns the word and they have exploited it and they allow so many things to be Organic. He has decided to stop using that term and he grows with his heart for his customers, their children, and their children's children.
There are 3 main things that you will learn from this video.
1. You will work a lot of hours,, but it's not just the hours, you need to get a lot done within those hours.
2. Create a schedule and stick to it. It takes 21 days to form a habit and you need to develop a work ethic and make that a regiment. ***From Day 1*** don't wait to start this.
-Get out of bed early
-Look at your to-do list
-Power through half the day. Don't play around
-Take a good lunch break.
-Power through the second half of the day. Don't play around
-Stop working after 10-11 hours of actual work
-Don't over do the hours
-Eat a great dinner
-Get some sleep
-Don't forget to enjoy yourself
3. Find a mentor
Everyone in this video loves farming because it gives a certain kind of pleasure. A sense of happiness, accomplishment, community gathering, giving your customers great nutritious food from your heart, and most importantly they HAVE FUN!!!!!!!
For More Information On the Featured Farmers Click The Links Below.
Evan Barry of Down River Farm
John Gorzynski of Gorzynski Ornery Farm
Henry Brockman of Henry's Farm
Kira Santiago of Kira's Flowers