67 views

PII 082: Secret to Boosting the Profit-Making Longevity of YOUR Farm Business

To achieve long term success, you need to go beyond being competent, to creating Futuristic Solutions i.e. solutions that help YOU boost the profit-making longevity of YOUR business.

It is my considered opinion that nowhere is the above more important than in agriculture. And I say this mainly with regard to handing of agro based wastes out here in Africa.

So, if you’re a Farm CEO, or one who provides support solutions to farm businesses, the ideas I offer in this 720 word piece will interest you.

SCROLL DOWN TO READ FULL ISSUE

Tayo Solagbade's Performance Improvement IDEAS(PI Squared) Newsletter

Tayo Solagbade’s
Performance Improvement 
IDEAS
(PI Squared) Newsletter

Monday 4th September 2017

Logo - Tayo Solagbade's Self-Development Academy


NB: This PI Squared newsletter will be published weekly, on Mondays, in place of the Speaking/Web Marketing IDEAS newsletter, starting from today – 15th February 2016.
 I’m reinventing my Monday newsletter content and theme, to accommodate my vision of serving the growing audience of serious minded individuals and organizations reaching out to me, with information, education. news and research findings designed to help them do what they do better.

************

View Tayo Solagbade's video tutorials and demonstrations on Facebook Productivity Tips, Web Marketing, and for his Custom MS Excel-VB driven software applicationsJoin the SD Nuggets community on Facebook.comConnect with Tayo on Twitter.comConnect with Tayo on Google PlusConnect with Tayo on LinkedIn.com

PII 082: Secret to Boosting the Profit-Making Longevity of YOUR Farm Business

To achieve long term success, you need to go beyond being competent, to creating Futuristic Solutions i.e. solutions that help YOU boost the profit-making longevity of YOUR business.

It is my considered opinion that nowhere is the above more important than in agriculture. And I say this mainly with regard to handing of agro based wastes out here in Africa.

So, if you’re a Farm CEO, or one who provides support solutions to farm businesses, the ideas I offer in this 720 word piece will interest you.

Google for ways to use peels of fruits and you would be shocked to discover multitudes of web pages that chronicle various ways to make homemade drinks and food products – some of which even offer medically verified health improving benefits.

The above is why I argue that processing of Agro-based Waste is the key to future economic success, for businesses and nations in Africa.

Right now, in most parts of Africa, we still focus excessively on production, sparing little thought for processing. And this despite failing to meet our output and income targets set based on production.

I argue that since the waste/by-products we get from farm production is an inevitable consequence of farm production we do so much, that means potential exists for us to reap more returns on our investment of time, effort, money and other resources in EACH farm production process.

Look for example at poultry production done in battery cages.

Tonnes of “rich” (though smelly) droppings are generated on many farms from running that process. Using the right processing/conversion system, that byproduct can be used to generate gas for cooking and even power generation (e.g. lighting) on the farm premises and/or a farm based kitchen or restaurant that sells food to customers/visitors!

The above is actually being done already in the Integrated (100% Recycling) Farming System invented by the famous Porto-Novo, Benin Republic based Songhai Farming Centre – click to visit their site.

I know this because I’ve been there on my own and also accompanying a client who went to picked up hatched Quail chicks he’d paid for, which we transported to his farm in Nigeria. I know also because I’ve seen an installation they setup for a Farm CEO client of mine in a South Western State in Nigeria.

And that is just one of several ways in which waste/byproducts are utilized as inputs in other production based systems in Songhai.

Sadly, many who engage in Agriculture across Africa are NOT aware that they can adopt similar money-saving (& making!) waste or byproducts processing/conversion strategies in their operations.

I know several who routinely pay 3rd parties to remove dropping from their pits, for disposal off site. Others have sections of land on their farms devoted to dumping of droppings or waste from their livestock/crops in an untidy manner those results in pungent smells and an unpleasant sight.

None of the above presents the farm in a good light to customers who visit –and could make health conscious ones prefer to buy farm products elsewhere in future – without telling the Farm CEO why.

Wastes generated from post-harvest/production or sales of commercial crops and livestock production activities (at all levels – micro/small to large) in African farm business industries offer potentially massive opportunities for income generation.

The ideas I share here are designed to get interested persons to look closer at wastes/by-products begin generated, but not being utilized for money-saving/making opportunities on their farms!

I strongly recommend that you do all you can (including possibly paying a visit to Songhai) to find out how to turn your farm waste/by-products into money or other useful output.

For Farm CEOs who plant pineapples, or business owners who purchase the fruit in bulk for say drinks manufacturing, I offer the following tip…

Being able to turn waste peels removed from pineapple fruits harvested from your farm, into a drink product you sell or serve from your farm shop, or in a restaurant or bar off site, can only add to the profits you reap from the SAME expense overheads.

That amounts to increasing your profits without needing to spend more or raising your prices

An awareness of the above can help you deal with the periods when, for instance, you are unable to find bulk buyers to take your fruits off you in a timely manner.

If you have a system in place that enables you process the fruits, then you’d be protected from the problem or spoilage related losses that often happen due to lack of (or poor) storage facilities.

In these tough times when rising costs continue to eat into profit margins, being able to exploit your farm byproducts and wastes to make or save more money only makes common sense.

The money you stand to make is one that would otherwise NOT have come into your hands, since you would, in most cases have thrown the waste/by-products away.

I’ve done a LOT of thinking and research into this opportunity, and even chose ONE for myself, that I have developed, on a pilot scale, to the point of market readiness…

That includes conducting successful market tests in 2 countries – first Benin Republic’s Cotonou, and later Nigeria’s Lagos.

Click the link (or image) below to watch my video trailer that elaborates on the opportunity I refer to – which is my Pineapple Peel Based Drinks and Cakes Making.

pine-flyer-youtube-shot

Apart from offering to teach groups of people to do the basic version, wherever I may be invited, I’ll also working towards launching my own “Mobile Food Truck” based “Brewpub” offering these – and other products.

Click here to send me a message if you’d like to know more.

 

Excel-VB Driven Ration Formulator

Click to view larger screenshot

1. Click here to learn more about this app – watch demo videos etc

2. Click here to watch a 4 part video in which I demonstrate how to use this app to formulate rations using real life data sent to me by an Algerian PhD student.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

EXCEL-VB DRIVEN POULTRY LAYER FARM MANAGER SOFTWARE

Click here to download a detailed PDF user guide and watch 15 screen shot user guide tutorials of the Monthly Poultry Farm Manager that I now offer Farm CEOs.

Click here to watch a screenshot demonstration of the Excel-VB Driven Poultry Farm Manager I built for a client farm business in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

SDN Blog™

New posts from last week*

Monday:

[Wednesday]:

[Thursday]:

N/A

[Friday]: 

N/A

[Saturday]:

N/A

[Sunday]:

[EXCEL HEAVEN VIDEO] Part 8 –  How I Built My Automated Cash Book/Bank Reconciliation Software [Three Ways to Create In-Cell Drop Down Menus]

 

 

 

Tayo K. Solagbade*

Self-Development/Performance Improvement Specialist

*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist & Founder of the MS Excel Heaven Visual Basic Automation Club and Competition

Mobile: +234-803-302-1263 (in Nigeria) or +229-66-122-136 (in Benin Republic)

http://www.tayosolagbade.com

Tayo K. Solagbade is a Location Independent Performance Improvement

Specialist and Multipreneur (i.e. a highly versatile/multi-skilled entrepreneur), with a bias for delivering Best Practice solutions to Farm Businesses and others.

Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutionsweb marketing systems/web hosting, freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

Visit Tayo Solagbade Dot Com, to download over over 10 performance improvement resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

====
[IMPORTANT NOTE:====

On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), which hosted his website, was taken over by Aplus.net.

Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

Succeed by Emerging from Adversity Like a Phoenix

(TayoSolagbade.com launches extra Hosting plan with FREE Web Marketing!)

And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old, NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

A Proven Strategy to Find Profitable Buyers Regardless of Your Domain Name
==================

View Tayo Solagbade's video tutorials and demonstrations on Facebook Productivity Tips, Web Marketing, and for his Custom MS Excel-VB driven software applicationsJoin the SD Nuggets community on Facebook.comConnect with Tayo on Twitter.comConnect with Tayo on Google PlusConnect with Tayo on LinkedIn.com

Home |About | Contact | SD Nuggets™ | Speaking/Web Marketing IDEAS | Web Marketing Systems | Freelance Writing | MS Excel® Heaven™ | Cost-Saving Farm Biz Ideas

[IMPORTANT: This blog's contents are being updated following the transfer to www.tayosolagbade.com from my former domain - Spontaneousdevelopment.com. As a result, some parts of it may not work properly for now. Quick Tip: If a link contains "spontaneousdevelopment.com", simply change it to "tayosolagbade.com" - and it should work. This applies to article links as well as image links. Work continues to update the links(in over 500 articles). Tayo K. Solagbade.]

Practical Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook

Available as a PDF ebook, and also as a spiral bound print manual (from me). Click here for details.

You can also get it as an PDF ebook via my online store.

Screenshot of ebook in online store

$82.5 USD to buy it from my online store (PDF download)

N8,000.00 [Eight Thousand Naira] for persons who wish to send payment direct to my bank account.

Payment of N50,000.00 gets you the physical handbook and software on CD with videos etc, PLUS practical one-on-one, in person training with me at a feed mill in Lagos, Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

View Tayo Solagbade's video tutorials and demonstrations on Facebook Productivity Tips, Web Marketing, and for his Custom MS Excel-VB driven software applicationsJoin the SD Nuggets community on Facebook.comConnect with Tayo on Twitter.comConnect with Tayo on Google Plus

Your Gifts for Subscribing

When you signup, you'll receive:

Submit the form below to get a download link to the PDF version of my newly revised

Once you submit the form below, you will be taken directly to the downloads page, just as an auto-response message will be delivered to your inbox, with links to the promised gifts.

I look forward to meeting and/or working with you!


Signature image - Tayo K. Solagbade

Tayo K. Solagbade*
Performance Improvement Specialist & Multipreneur
*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist
& Founder of the MS Excel Heaven Visual Basic Automation Club & Competition(www.excelheaven.biz)

 

 

Excel-VB Driven Ration Formulator

Click to view larger screenshot

1. Click here to learn more about this app - watch demo videos etc

2. Click here to watch a 4 part video in which I demonstrate how to use this app to formulate rations using real life data sent to me by an Algerian PhD student.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

EXCEL-VB DRIVEN POULTRY LAYER FARM MANAGER SOFTWARE

Click here to download a detailed PDF user guide and watch 15 screen shot user guide tutorials of the Monthly Poultry Farm Manager that I now offer Farm CEOs.

Click here to watch a screenshot demonstration of the Excel-VB Driven Poultry Farm Manager I built for a client farm business in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

Name:
Email:
 
Powered by Optin Form Adder

Leave a Comment Here's Your Chance to Be Heard!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress