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Safety is Not An Accident


Look in on a discussion the Harvesters are having at the GIC in Louisville, KY in October 2014. They will give us reminders about the key elements of a safety program. Is your safety training program in place for 2015? If not, contact PLANET for their 100 safety tailgate meetings. You can also join their STARS program. If you’re not a member, then maybe it’s time to join! While you’re planning your new years resolutions, why not […]

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Landscape Leaders Offer Their Best Practices


This week watch as the Harvesters ask seven landscape leaders the question, “What are your three best practices?”. Listen carefully and see if they match yours. We are here to help you “Harvest Your Potential”.

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Do You Have a People Plan?


A people plan is really an organization chart (Org Chart), or reporting structure. It shows who reports to whom, what hats they are wearing, and more. Watch this week as the Harvesters give tips on the why’s and how’s of building your Org Chart. It’s an essential tool for every company. Need a sample to check out? No problem! After the video, you can click and download a sample used for a $3 million dollar company. Learn […]

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How To Do Performance Evaluations


Performance evaluations are critical. Most owners and managers don’t do performance evaluations because they simply don’t know how, they don’t understand their importance, or both. These one-on-one evaluations, if done correctly, create an understanding of what is expected from the owners or management. They get everyone on “the same page” and can create a positive company culture. Watch as the Harvesters review the “how-to’s” of doing performance evaluations from an expert in the field. It’s easier than […]

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How Much Do You Value Knowledge?


Knowledge is Power! This week The Harvesters have a special treat. They are interviewing clients and Harvest Academy Members that traveled from Pune, India to attend the GIC in Louisville, Kentucky! Watch as they interview Devendra Jagtap, the owner of Jagtap Nursery, and Sonali Samuel, their landscape operations manager for the 110 person department. The company employs another 90 people in their extensive nursery and garden center. They traveled 15 hours to attend the GIC. Listen carefully […]

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It’s Time To Plan!


As the winter approaches most companies throughout the country are “catching their breath” after a busy season. We’re sure that’s true with you as well. There is so much to do. What do you tackle first? In order to help determine priorities, it’s best to STOP for a day or so and create a working plan for the next twelve months. Watch this week as the Harvesters give you the 9 key steps for holding a successful […]

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Are Your Contracts Valid?


Has a contract attorney reviewed your contracts? In many states, without certain legal clauses in your contract, they may be invalid. Have you checked? This week the Harvesters talk about the importance of having contracts and making sure a good contract attorney has reviewed them. They also suggest some great tips that can save you a ton of time and money. Note: At the end of the video you can download their white paper that details 13 […]

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What Keeps You Awake at Night?


Watch as the Harvesters garner answers from leaders in the industry about what keeps them awake at night. Are they the same things you worry about? Watch and see. Comment below or join us at, and let us know what’s keeping you awake at night. Learn more about the Harvest Way Academy

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Are Your WC Classifications Correct?


Watch this week as the Harvesters speak with David Bloodgood from LCIS. He’s the VP of sales and knows a thing or two about Workers Compensation classifications. In this short clip he’s referring to California WC law. Check with your insurance carrier for the classes in your state. When the Harvesters do company assessments, they find many classification mistakes that really drive up the cost. So, check yours out to be sure you are in the lowest […]

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Learn From Others Mistakes


What’s the biggest mistake you have ever made? Watch as Harvester Bill introduces part of our leadership series. This week, watch as seven prominent industry leaders admit some of the mistakes they have made over the years. Noted writer Brandon Mull said, “Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.” Let’s join the “really sharp ones” and listen carefully. If you would like to make comments, please reply […]

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