What is Important to Me?
When establishing family and business goals, it is a good idea to assess your individual goals. Below is a survey for farmers with at least ten years remaining in their farming career to help them assess what is important to them. This will help them establishing their individual goals. Think through these statements and either strongly agree, agree or disagree.
After answering the questions above, consider what your goals for the next year, next five years, and next 10 years may be for yourself and your farm business. Take the next step by putting goals into writing. AgDM Information File C6-42, Setting Personal, Family and Business Goals for Businesss Success, can help in this process.
Marilyn Schnittjer, former extension family life specialist