Richard Wiswall is the farm consultant I had always dreamed of but didn't know existed. We worked together for 2+ years. During this time he helped me to get such a much clearer picture of how I was doing, that it was easy to trust him to help me steer my farm towards where I envisioned it could go.
Even though I had been running my farm for 30 years, I was often stressed out not knowing how the farm was really doing and with no tools to project profitability or the chance of grace. Richard gave me attainable exercises to work on, which coupled with his reviews and questions, helped me to give up a lot of worry and have some data and goals to stand on. These were not lofty goals but on-the-ground needs that I was able to define and then plan a route to getting them done.
We now have better access to our new fields and plants and an irrigation system. We know how much our crops cost to grow and which are profitable and which are not. We use better, quieter, efficient transport vehicles. The result is a more content crew and owner. All of this came into focus through working with Richard Wiswall.
The other thing about Richard Wiswall is that he is an honest guy with integrity and was a real pleasure to meet with. I probably never would have done all the planning and figuring work if it wasn't for his style of straightforwardness mixed with genuine kindness.