We dig into Howard’s history and the growth of the farm, Howard’s early off-farm job and how that helped him learn the business, and the logistics of marketing to retailers. Howard also shares his tips about transplant production, training employees to water plants in the greenhouse, and the overseas education work that he has done.
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Quotes from the Show
Cheap is a state of mind and do you really want cheap food or do you want good food?
Business takes a life of its own. It evolves in the way that it just evolves if you're paying attention. What you
should always do is pay attention to the standard business practices of maintaining the financial integrity of basically more money needs to be coming in than going out.
You make more money doing bookkeeping than you do farming because you learn the mistakes. You learn what makes money. That's where good decisions are going to come from.