Utah State University Extension
There are many misconceptions concerning farmers and ranchers, and not understood by those living in urban areas. However they are looked upon, the successful managers in today’s production agriculture must have a firm knowledge of many different resources. Some of these resources include but are not limited to; soil, grasses and/or other crops, cattle and/or other production animals and their biological processes, labor resources. In order to be profitable these operators must be able to manage their finances as well.
Russell, Jesse and ZoBell, D. R., "Holistic Management, A Lifelong Management Goal" (2014). All Current Publications. Paper 1327.