To manage through this drought, NDSU Extension Crops Economist Frayne Olson is encouraging farmers to remain flexible and adjust as the situation changes. “Unfortunately, I know too many farmers that kind of shoot from the hip, waiting to see what happens and make a decision; sometimes, you’re forced to make a decision quickly without thinking through all the implications.” Olson wants farmers to consider various scenarios and have a strategy in place. During a Red River Farm Network forum at the Big Iron Farm Show, Innovus Agra President Bret Oelke said innovation comes from a position of discomfort. “Take the discomfort you’re experiencing now to sharpen your management and decision-making skills.”
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