MISSION, MINDSET, & WHY US


  • OUR MISSION
  • COACHING MINDSET
  • WHY CHOOSE US
OUR MISSION

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

COACHING MINDSET

Looking for direct answers?  Want somebody to tell you specifically what to do?  That’s not Harvest Management Advisors’ 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:

WHY CHOOSE US

Harvest Management Advisors – why choose 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 an 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 grow a successful, profitable, sustainable business.


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

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HARVEST MANAGEMENT SERVICES – WHAT WE DO


MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Growing business like yours need people who are strong managers and leaders. Harvest Management Advisors has a unique blend of experience and expertise in this area of dairy management and leadership development. As your company grows you need to move from "working within" your organization to "working on" your organization. Management moves from being "doers" to "organizers, trainers, and delegators." Why is this crucial? As you grow; leadership becomes essential. Leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles then begin to focus on implementation of a company strategy through alignment, growing the capabilities of others, and developing a structure that can support and enable organizational success and profitability.

ORGANIZATION DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

For the organization to be successful in executing its strategy, its structures and systems should be aligned with and positioned to enable its core strategies. A significant constraint to sustainable and successful profitable growth are the systems, structures, infrastructure, policies, etc. that are absent or act as barriers. Organizational design and development services from Harvest Management Advisors are provided to support client growth by assessing and ensuring that the right systems, policies, structures, etc. are in place that enable successful, sustainable, and scalable profitable growth.

STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL PLANNING

Successful organizations typically will have a strategic plan that lays out a 5 to 7 year roadmap for moving toward their envisioned future state. The plan states who you are, where you are going, how you are going to get there, and who is going to do what. It creates organizational alignment in the so everyone is heading in the same direction. Accompanying the strategic plan is an implementation plan that ensures that the plan’s stated strategy is disciplined to and accomplishes what is intended. A plan’s impact is only impactful if its strategy is implemented effectively and efficiently.

PROJECT FACILITATION

There are times when teams, whether it be executive teams, board of directors, ad hoc teams, or other project teams, need assistance in gaining clarity and consensus about their objective and in moving toward their objective effectively and efficiently. We can help you with special projects that have unique issues that require “out of the box” solutions. Our HMA team includes an awarding winning Certified Professional Facilitator who can assist your group collaboratively achieve its objective.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DEVELOPMENT

The board of directors exists to act on behalf of the business owners’ interests. The Board is the keeper of organization’s mission, vision, core values, and overall strategy. It hires and fires the CEO, the creator and orchestrator of the management team. It evaluates and sanctions major strategy initiatives or resource requests. It impacts the company’s image in the marketplace and communities it exists in. Harvest Management Advisors can help develop the board’s ability to provide organizational leadership and management oversight leading to successful and sustained profitable growth.

The Team


Harvest Management Advisors – why choose 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 a psychologist specializing in leadership development, organizational development, and continuous improvement management systems. There is a synergy in this team that allows clients to break through the constraints to grow a successful, profitable, sustainable business.


So, why choose these guys? They are your advisors to success and profitable growth.

  • Dave Fuhrmann
  • Thomas Fuhrmann
  • Donald Kerper
Dave Fuhrmann

Dave Fuhrmann is a retired President of Foremost Farms USA Cooperative.  He spent his entire career in the dairy manufacturing industry and has been very active and influential in state, regional and national dairy related issues.  Dave served as an officer in both the National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association. Currently Dave serves on the board of directors


He is also an

accomplished speaker.


Thomas Fuhrmann

Tom Fuhrmann is a veterinary practitioner of 40 years.  He has worked in the dairy industry providing professional service to large dairy

enterprises in the USA and internationally providing:·   

Health management services for dairies across the US


Held all offices in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners; award recipient from this organization


Founder of DairyWorks, a company that provides management consulting and training for dairymen and dairy industry professionals


Seminars, presentations and consulting to enterprises in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, as well as in select countries in Europe and South America


Donald Kerper

Donald Kerper is an Industrial /Organizational Psychologist and ward winning facilitator.  For the last 32 years, Kerper

has helped companies and nonprofits improve their performance through:

* Development of strategic vision and the formation of strategy

* Creation of the leadership capacity to create and execute organizational strategy

* Engagement of all employees appropriately in performance improvement

* Management / facilitation of projects that are complex and high risk

* Executive coaching and mentoring


He is also an accomplished speaker and writer.


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