Lean Farming Practices

February 23, 2021 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Online or by phone via Zoom

Contact: Jamie Rahrig, Michigan Good Food Fund Specialist; rahrigj1@msu.edu

On this webinar, the MSU Product Center and Center for Regional Food Systems Troy Rice, CEO Farm Brigge, will share how Lean farming can increase farm profitability. Implementing Lean techniques may include, creating process maps, leading brainstorming sessions, identifying improvement areas, creating SOPs, and creating a plan for managing and sustaining an efficient farm with minimal waste. Lean principles have been applied on farms across the world- small, mid-size or large scale farms.

About the speaker: Troy Rice began practicing Lean while working for a large insurance company in various financial roles including accounting and strategy.  With a passion for process improvement, Troy pursued a Green Belt in Lean and became a Certified Lean Green belt- leading training programs and facilitating/coaching over 6 kaizen events for the $2B organization. 

With a vision to help and be a leader in local food sustainability, Troy and his wife Tiffany, created and launched Farm Brigge in May 2019.  Farm Brigge is an ecosystem that supports Lean business practices in farms, as well as giving farms access to local consumers, and providing education on the value of consuming nutrient dense local food for the consumer and their family. 

Through Farm Brigge, Troy Rice provides technical assistance, education, and online opportunities to connect to consumers. Farm Brigge. Farm Brigge believes in the value of local food, local economies and that the strength of a community starts with health. Farm Brigge aims to improve the economics of local farming and create healthier opportunities for consumers.


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Tags: business, business development, community food systems, farm management, financial management, michigan good food fund, msu center for regional food systems, product center, profitability

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