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Directors’ Perspective :

Planning, Prioritizing, and Outlook THESE DIRECTORS STARTED OUT THE YEAR WITH PLANS TO INSPIRE, GROW AND IMPROVE THEIR PERSONAL LIFE AND BUSINESS. LOOKING BACK, AND CONSIDERING WHAT EAGERLY LIES AHEAD, THEY SHARE THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON THE REALITIES OF 2020, HOW THEY ADJUSTED THEIR PLANS, AND WHAT THEY ARE EXCITED TO HAVE EXPERIENCED AND BE LOOKING AHEAD TO AT GREENSTONE. Bruce Lewis

In a time with so much turmoil in society and many things out of our control, we have tried focusing on small changes on our farm. From working to improve cropping practices (i.e. fertilizer placement, ground prep, etc.), to improving technology use in our dairy herd (locating sick animals earlier and improved heat detection), to higher quality forages resulting in higher component values in our milk, and better milk cooling. Two years ago we began marketing beef to the public, as we felt the need to diversify our income sources. We have been inspired by the consumers desire to get to know us, presenting countless educational opportunities. So we have focused on the smaller goals for the year, working on production improvements in the field and in the barn. As a member of the GreenStone Board, I’ve been able to see how continually working on the smaller details helps to build a stronger foundation for the business – this is what GreenStone has focused a lot of time, and where we are focused on my farm too. View Bruce Lewis’s profile video: www.greenstonefcs.com/BruceLewis

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Fall 2020 — Partners

Profile for GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Partners Fall 2020