The LeanFarm School
LEARN HOW TO CREATE A LEAN FARM
& TRANSFORM YOUR FARM BUSINESS
What our farmers say...
“Thank you so much for the workshop you gave us in Marton last Friday. I found it absolutely inspirational & it will change my life.” - Chris Turner, Beef Farmer, Manawatu
“The lean farm course has made all out team realise how much time we were wasting and with even just a few easy improvements it has made such a difference I would definitely recommend doing this course as it's help us and our staff to become more organised.” – Justin Ohearn, Share Milker, Waikato
“In a farming world which is becoming increasingly multi-faceted, a LeanFarm approach is both relevant and essential. The emphasis on "continuous improvement" is a realistic and achievable goal . In my experience many farmers unconsciously act with a "Lean" philosophy in mind; this course adds to your knowledge-base, challenges your practice and provides resources and skills that will benefit the whole team. One of the best courses I have attended for tools to achieve and maintain valuable outcomes for your business at a practical and strategic level.” Katrina Barber, Farm Owner, Manawatu
“We loved your course so much. It has been so invaluable to our farm. Our team is all on board and excited with what we have already implemented and the improvements it has already made. Can't wait to keep the momentum going and continue to see the improvements in the coming years.” - Tracy and Steve Henderson, Share Milkers, Southland
“Jana and Lean Farming Systems have made me realise how small, simple, cumulative changes in our business are worth so much!” – Rachel Joblin, Farmer, Wairarapa
“As farmers we tend to stick to what we know because well it's what we know but it's a changing world that requires us to improve and raise the standard or else our business will get left behind. Lean was really good in that it made me feel uncomfortable with the status quo and forced me to relook ,re evaluate and change. Bearing in mind Rome wasn't built in a day.” – Matthew Wright, Farm Manager, Taranaki
“If all farms had these systems in place, it would be much easier for staff to do their jobs, and less frustration all round. A great course, well worthwhile.” Wendy and John Allen, Farm Owners, Manawatu
“We have about 6 staff in our farming operation and have been making slow progress in the area of efficiency, where we could see a lot of wastage in many areas. Your lean management course could not have come at a better time as it has given us the skills and tools to move forward in a meaningful manner. It is now a matter of spending time working on our business using what we have learnt to see some real advancements, which I know will make a huge difference. Thank you.” - Malcolm Reynolds, Farm Owner, Waikato
“Recently I attended a full day workshop with Jana (the Lean Dairy Farm). It was the best learning/growth event I had attended in a long time! For me it was awesome to get the affirmation that the path we were taking our business on had led others to great success! Jana shared many stories, tips and tools to dot the I’s and cross the T’s to take our business to the next level. I believe adopting a Lean approach will result in - Engaged Communication through Systems to create Efficient Productive Happy Teams!" Fraser Avery, Farm Owner, Bonavaree Farm (Marlborough Sheep and Beef Farmer of the Year 2019)
Join our LeanFarm School
Do you wish you could be a Lean Farmer operating a Lean Farm business - one that is efficient, productive, sustainable and performs well?
But you don't know what to do, where to start and how to make it happen?
What if you had our step by step guide and training to help you?
We are excited to finally bring you our highly popular workshops in the form of interactive, comprehensive, online training modules that will guide you step by step in implementing lean on your farm. Now you can get the benefits of our practical lean workshops filled with over 20 years of lean experience and know how, from the comfort of your own home or farm, anywhere in the world and in your own time!
DO YOU WANT TO ....?
WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER?
DO MORE WITH LESS THROUGH BETTER PROCESSES?
SPEND TIME WORKING ON THE BUSINESS NOT JUST IN THE BUSINESS?
HAVE A BETTER WORK LIFE BALANCE?
CREATE AN EMPOWERED, ACCOUNTABLE TEAM CULTURE?
ACHIEVE THE CONSISTENT RESULTS YOU WANT?
HAVE MORE TIME IN THE DAY?
REDUCE YOUR FARM COSTS?
BE PROFITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE?
AND MUCH MUCH MORE.....?
DID YOU SAY YES!!!
If you said "yes" to any of the above, then The LeanFarm School is for you!
We will give you the knowledge, confidence and step by step tools you need to start your Lean journey today.
Are you ready to learn how to become an expert Lean Farmer that runs a Lean Farm business?
Register your interest for our next intake of our first ever online LeanFarm School training program.
Productive & profitable
WHAT YOU WILL GET....
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS CAPABILITY TOOLS SYSTEMS EXAMPLES TIPS ACTIONS
The LeanFarm School is an 11 week online course that will teach you the key Lean Tools and principles that you need to transform your farm into a productive, efficient, high quality, profitable and sustainable farm. Each week you will receive one new module on a new topic that you can work through at your own pace. What will these modules include? Read on for the details on the amazing content....!
So what are you waiting for? We look forward to seeing you soon!
What you'll get
You will get over 10 fundamental lean tools and principles to add to your farm management toolbox. These tools are what will transform your farm into a lean business. They are proven, simple, practical and common sense and any farmer can learn to implement them to create a lean farm.
You will receive over 20 years of lean knowledge that has been refined and tailored specifically to meet the needs of farmers. This knowledge will turn you into lean specialists, helping you to transform the way you think and operate your farm, and ultimately achieve your farm goals.
You will get access to invaluable downloadable templates and documents that you can use immediately to start your farm's lean journey. These templates have been used by our farm for years and are simple and effective. Save time in creating your own or adapt these to suit your farm.
We will take you through a step by step process of introducing lean principles and tools to your farm and team. Each training module will cover one lean tool or principle and walk you through how to implement the tool on your farm, using interactive examples, activities and actions.
You will receive lots of examples on every lean tool. The examples are specific to farming showing, you what lean looks like on farm. You will get videos, processes, photos, templates making it easy to understand what the end result will look like and how to implement the lean tools.
Actions are what will make you transform your farm. We want you to succeed and to be lean as we believe this will improve and help the whole industry. Each module will contain a clear step by step action plan for you and your team to work through to implement the lean tool successfully.
The LeanFarm School Module by Module
YOU ARE ONLY 11 WEEKS & 11 MODULES AWAY FROM BECOMING A LEAN FARM!
You’ll be sent 1 module per week for the 11 weeks of the course. If you fall behind (because yes farming is busy!) it’s no problem… you'll have access to the modules so you can catch up or retake the course whenever it suits you.
Here is a snapshot of the first 5 training modules and the amazing stuff you will learn .....
MODULE 1: Introduction to Lean
We break down what lean is and why it is absolutely relevant to farming - any type of farming! Yes we aren't making cars, but yes we are producing a product whether it is milk, meat, eggs, crops or vegetables. And on farms we have lots of repetitive processes, people, machines, materials, resources - a perfect enviroment for continuous improvement.
MODULE 2: The 8 Wastes
In every farm business there is WASTE - lots of it. This waste is using up our time and money. It is making farming inefficient, frustrating and costly. We teach you the 8 wastes of business, how you can learn to see these and start to eliminate them.
MODULE 3: 5S
5S is a foundation lean tool - it is the essence of a well organised workplace. One that is safe, efficient, high quality, productive and enjoyable. This tool can help your farm to eliminate significant process waste and make your farm jobs much easy and efficient. Stop wasting time looking for tools or implements. Everything has a place and is in its place everytime.
MODULE 4: Visual Management
If you want results and performance on your farm then Visual Management is what you need. It is critical to a successful business. It improves communication, planning, coordination, problem solving, decision making, team accountability, focus, actions and results.
MODULE 5: Standard Work
In this module you will learn why Standardisation is considered the foundation of Continuous Improvement. Standard processs and systems will give your farm the consistency of results it needs. It will ensure that every time a job is done, it is done the same way every time to the highest standard, with the same reliable, repeatable results.
We look forward to seeing you soon at The LeanFarm School!
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