Friends, I have some exciting news to share. A little while ago I was asked to pen a chapter in a new book by nationally recognized television/radio host Larry King. The book is entitled The Big Question and is filled with advice from experts across the globe. Entrepreneurs and professionals tackle tough questions (and even ask a few of their own) to inspire and inform their readers.
It was a dream come true to be able to publish a chapter in Larry King’s new book, The Big Question. I wanted to address something that is not talked about much in the Farming industry and that is consolidation in farming.
You hear people talk about farmers getting bigger and the negativity that surrounds that from someone’s perception. But, in reality, there is a reason why the big get bigger and this applies not only to farming, but to all industries. In Larry King’s new book, I tackle the topic, “Why Do The Big Get Bigger?”
Consolidation is happening in farming in a real way and not many are addressing the topic. Growing up on a small farm as a kid and being a part of a farm that has gone from a small farming business out of our homes to a structured and growing business, I’ve learned what is important to survive and be sustainable as a business. One key component I speak on in the book is to “recognize in business what it is you want to be, and put the structure in place to move toward it. Your attitude is everything!”
Growing your business to be bigger is not a bad thing and is a very important thing if you have the desire, dreams, and goals to make it succeed. As I note in the book “Fulfilling your passion takes drive and determination. It will always pay off in the long run to commit to those things you value most.”
While I feel honored to be a partner in our farm, I couldn’t be more thankful for my business partners, our visionary leader Justin, and all of those who make the sacrifices that they do to make our farm operate the way it does.
Consolidation is real in farming. To learn more about Texas Farm Girl’s perspective on the subject, you can purchase an autographed copy of The Big Question by clicking here.