About the Webinar Series
The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers is pleased to announce a four-day educational intensive called Digging Deep: Topics in Cut Flower Farming. This intensive features four 90-minute, Zoom-based presentations given by experts in farming, floral design, and agricultural law. Registrants can attend the virtual live events, have the opportunity to participate in Q and A sessions, and will receive access to the webinar recordings after the events for the duration of 2023. Attendees must register by noon on Friday, March 24, 2023.
In this presentation, Ben Hartman, author of The Lean Farm, will explain how the lean system can be applied to cut flower operations to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and maximize value and profits with less work. Specific topics covered will include: using 5S to organize a farm, how to precisely identify value, the 7 mudas (wastes), and kaizen (continuous improvement). Ben will share concrete tips that farms of any size and type can start applying right away along with photos showing lean principles in action on flower farms and on other farms. Lean is a production system that originated in Japanese production and is now widely used in all types of industries.