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Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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Editor’s note: National Farm Safety Week is Sept. 17-23. Progressive Dairyman highlights how the National Farm Medicine Center is helping local volunteer fire departments and first responders use new technology to protect farm families and property.

People who work in agriculture are eight times more likely to be fatally injured when compared to other professions. It remains the most dangerous occupation in the U.S. Moreover, farms normally include homes and non-working bystanders (often children) who are also at risk.

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Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series geared toward dairy industry salespeople and other allied industry representatives. Read the first article here.

In this article, I continue to share some thoughts of how to take Carnegie's time-tested prescription for relationship and business success and apply it to agribusiness.

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You need the right fence in the right place for the right reasons, said Randy Cutler of Milladore, Wisconsin, during his presentation at the 2017 Grassworks Grazing Conference.

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Each farm is different and each family is different. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to transitioning the family farm from one generation to the next.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, is one of the most influential books worldwide. The original book provided insightful wisdom of how to influence people, win friends and be a great leader. In this article, I will share some thoughts of how to take Carnegie's time-tested prescription for relationship and business success and apply it to agribusiness. The core principles of the book are quoted below, together with relevant examples.

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People issues can be a make-or-break proposition for your dairy. How do I know this? I’ve spent more than 38 years in the dairy industry. Wow, the time has gone by fast. I still have a desire to go to the barn at 4:30 every morning, and I love it as much as I ever did.

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