Lean Farming - Jana Hocken brings Toyota's famous operating model to agriculture
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Lean Farming - Jana Hocken brings Toyota's famous operating model to agriculture

Jana Hocken is a dairy farmer and "lean farming" consultant. After an international career in engineering and lean manufacturing at Toyota, Jana moved to a farm in New Zealand with her husband. At the time, she knew very little about agriculture. But, after witnessing inefficiencies on her own farm, such as people regularly making multiple trips to the same paddock, she quickly realized the principles of lean could be applied. Jana has now released her own book and training materials, to help other farmers work smarter.

In this episode Jana speaks about:

•How lean has revolutionized farming at her 1000 cow dairy by increasing team involvement, improving systems, and getting rid of inefficient practices.

•How adopting lean has allowed their farm to experiment with and adopt more technology

•Lessons in how to bring your team along with you through changesThis episode is hosted by Sarah Nolet and Kirsten Diprose (an Australian farmer interested in using the lean principles and a member of the Agthentic Group team). For more resources from this episode visit our website.

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