3 Lessons on Farm Decision-Making From a Poker Champion

Nick Horob

At Harvest Profit, we not only make farm management software. We are all about sharing ideas and best practices around all things related to farm management itself.

Farming is a unique business.

Very few business have as little control over their revenue as farmers do.

You can’t control future weather.

You can’t control global geopolitical events.

You can’t control foreign policy.

And, ultimately, you can’t control future grain market outcomes.

You get the point!

You need to make 100’s of decisions for every crop you raise.

The lack of direct control over the two primary drivers of your revenue, weather and commondity markets, doesn’t mean you should simply take a “wait and see” approach to your decisions on the farm.

You know this as well! But it doesn’t make it any easier.

One way to take more control over your farm decisions is to face your decisions with a probability-focused approach.

At Harvest Profit, we are big proponents of thinking in probabilities vs. predictions. See below for two blog posts on the subject.

This leads us to today’s topic.

Liv Boeree is a British professional poker player and a thought-leader on probability-based decision making.

She give a powerful 6-minute presentation on the topic that is highly applicable to farm decision making and I’m going to share that with you today. Watch the presentaiton below.

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Nick Horob

Nick Horob

Passionate about farm finances, software, and assets that produce cash flow (oil wells/farmland/rentals). U of MN grad.

Fargo, ND
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