Since bowl season is upon us and there are more bowl games than ever, I thought we should talk about the old playing to win or playing not to lose analogy. A team like Oklahoma went out every game and dominated its opponents, while Missouri went out to maintain it’s rankings and almost dropped off the top 25.
This time of year many growers are determining their game plan for next year. Some will do what it takes to grow a winning crop and some have been watching too much news and will make dramatic cuts, already planning on not topping last year.
I know the markets are low and inputs are still high. This year things are a going to be a little tougher than the past few years, and planning for the worst only ensures it. Planning to succeed, and looking for a new solution is the only way to maintain production and income in an environment like today.
So when you turn on a bowl game this week and it’s a blowout, take those 3 hours and start planning on blowing out the bins next fall.
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