the LeanFarm project
New Thinking. Better Results
“One of the most valuable courses I’ve attended. As a farmer, Lean has helped me to combat my two biggest challenges, Time and Cost”
~ Andrew Meuli, Dairy Farmer, Taranaki, New Zealand
“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, New Zealand
LeanFarm workshops have been run with over 500 Dairy Farmers and over 600 Sheep, Beef, Arable, Deer, Goat, and Horticulture farmers and growers across New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, UK and Netherlands.
Many farmers are already saving thousands by using LeanFarm principles on the farm.
We believe LeanFarm can help you to improve your farming business right now!
Join the LeanFarm movement today.
Less WASTE. More TIME. Quality. Productivity. PROFIT
Lean thinking can fix many common problems that dairy farmers face every day.
Long work hours, high staff turnovers, repeat problems, breakdowns, wastage, safety and high costs are all factors that cause unnecessary stress for farmers.
Learning how to see waste, work more efficiently, create engaged teams, be more productive and solve problems effectively will save time and money, improve business performance and create a better farm.
How can LeanFarm help you?
- Get your time back so you can work on the important things that just aren’t getting done
- Cut unnecessary cost out of your business to increase profit margins in these tight times
- Build efficiency, quality and ownership in your team
- Get your team engaged and taking leadership
- Reduce mistakes and time wasters
- Improve productivity and resource utilisation
- Reduce workload to have a better and safer workplace
- Learn Practical and Proven tools and methods that drive successful business results
What farmers are saying about LeanFarm - they love it!
“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)
Can your farm afford not to be Lean?
Come and Join us on the journey to making your farm a better business.
Contact us today to find out how LeanFarm can help your farm.
New Zealand: +64 21 201 7217