We are introducing lean thinking on our farm to transform our culture, empower our team and continuously improve everything we do. Lean can help every farm to become more efficient, sustainable, improve quality, safety and animal welfare, reduce costs and importantly create a better, easier, less stressful working environment. You can learn more about how lean is being applied on our farm and follow our lean journey here.
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About Jana Hocken
Jana's background is in Industrial Engineering and Lean Consulting and she has spent almost 20 years helping companies globally implement lean. Upon returning to Mat's family dairy farm Jana realised that these lean principles were needed in farming. Over the last few years she has founded The LeanFarm Project to help create awareness of lean in farming and her successful LeanFarm training workshops have been delivered to over 850 farmers (sheep and beef, dairy, goat, horticulture, arable, deer, cropping) across NZ, Australia and Europe. Jana has also engaged with thousands of farmers around the world, speaking at numerous agricultural events. In 2019 she published her book ‘The Lean Dairy Farm’ – a highly practical and relevant step by step guide that every farmer globally can use to apply lean principles on farm.