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5 Traits All Great Farm Leaders Should Possess

From the bustling big city streets to the store fronts of small-town America, “help wanted” signs can be seen in almost every business window. It’s a problem our country has been facing for years, and agriculture, unfortunately, is not immune.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports more than 50 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in 2022, many of whom were in search of an improved work-life balance and flexibility, increased compensation, and a strong company culture. But according to Fast Company, lack of leadership is another main culprit as to why employees are leaving.

To boost employee retention, farms need leaders who can effectively inspire and guide others. This may sound simple, but the job often requires its leaders to possess a handful of characteristics not necessarily used on other areas of the farm. These traits include:


June 22, 2023


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