About Us

Our Mission is your Growth

Harvest Management Advisors’ mission is to provide multi-location agricultural enterprise owners and managers with tools and techniques to assist them in developing the infrastructure, management systems, governance structures, and leadership capabilities to achieve consistent performance excellence.

We Coach You

Looking for direct answers?  Want somebody to tell you specifically what to do?  That’s not Harvest Management Advisors’s style.  Leaders, like you, find their own path and make their own choices.  Harvest Management Advisors provides assistance through guidance, by asking the right questions and by giving you viable options to help solve your problems.  We create a path that requires you to discover the options, evaluate the alternatives, and choose for yourself your path to successful and profitable growth.  We then coach you through strategy implementation to assure that your solutions result in the success you desire.  We are there, with you, from beginning to end.

We use a process consultation approach with our clients.  This approach is what we do to improve their ability to effectively manage sustainable and profitable growth:

We are the Best

Harvest Management Advisors – who are these guys?  These three individuals are a unique blend of experience – a retired CEO of a growing dairy cooperative, a premiere dairy cattle veterinarian who has specialized in herd health and productivity, and organization psychologist specializing in leadership development, organizational development, and continuous improvement management systems.  There is a synergy in this blend that allows clients to break through the constraints to growth in a successful, sustainable, and scalable fashion.

So, who are these guys?  They are your advisors to profitable growth.



Successful organizations focus and align their people on their priority goals and objectives. Often these organizations use a strategic planning process that lays out their goals and a 3 to 5-year roadmap for moving forward. Integrated into the strategic plan are a number of tactical elements that identify what, when, who, and how each of the plan’s strategies are actually carried out. Harvest Management Advisors can assist you create and implement your strategic plan.


As your company grows, somebody needs to steer the ship and ensure that all hands on board are moving collectively toward the destination. That is a full time job in and by itself and requires a leadership team that moves from “working within” your organization to “working on” your organization. Harvest Management Advisors will help you develop and expand the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within your organization.


With its unique blend of expertise, Harvest Management Advisors is your first choice in helping businesses to organize and develop systems and structures to ensure success. Organizational design and development services from Harvest Management Advisors are provided to support client growth by ensuring that the right systems, policies and proven business practices are in place. Growing organizations often need another set of “experienced eyes” to develop these enabling structures.


There are times when a working group will need assistance in clarifying business expectations, building consensus on those expectations, or in accomplishing some key objective especially when the issues are emotionally charged, risky, or contentious. Harvest Management Advisors can help your team collaborate in a rational and systematic manner to deal with issues that require “out of the box” solutions. Our HMA team includes an awarding winning Certified Professional Facilitator and experienced leaders to help you.


The board of directors exist to act on behalf of the business owners. They hire, monitor, evaluate, and provide strategic guidance to the organization’s management team. However, the board does not and should not manage the operations of the company. Harvest Management Advisors can assist you create clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the board and how they are differentiated from the management team. And we can provide your board effective training on what a board does, what its role is and is not, and how it’s function is critical to the success of the enterprise.


David Fuhrmann

Former CEO

Dave Fuhrmann is a retired President of Foremost Farms USA Cooperative.  He spent his entire career in the dairy manufacturing industry.


Donald Kerper

Industrial Organizational/Psychologist

Donald Kerper is an Industrial /Organizational Psychology practitioner and IAF award winning facilitator.


Thomas Fuhrmann


A veterinary practitioner in the dairy industry for 40 years across the U.S. He’s held all offices in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.



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Welcome to Harvest Management Advisors

Today marks the introduction of our first blog on Harvest Management Advisors’ newly created website.  ReadMore

Should You Be a Leader or Manager of Your Dairy Business?

Should one aspire to be good leader or seek to be a good manager? Many, ReadMore

The Strategic Plan – A Tool for Both the Leader and the Manager

In a prior blog, Harvest Management Advisors discussed the balance an effective ReadMore