Ag minds think alike.
You probably already know Ag is the #1 most dangerous industry – raising concern among each of us for our people, as well as earning more attention by OSHA.
But you are focused on your business, and have challenges unique to Ag, like the challenging labor environment and uncontrollable commodity prices, to name a few. We get it.
Several years ago, when Brian’s (one of our founders) diversified Ag operation had grown to about 50 employees, he realized his moral responsibility to get his employees home safe, beyond just training employees to meet OSHA’s requirement. He and his team looked, but couldn’t find engaging & relevant safety training content. They also couldn’t find a simple way to deliver and track the training.
So he partnered with Don to build Good Day’s Work, to create a foundation for Ag producers to build their safety cultures on. The result is Ag-focused safety training content on a simple online learning management system – ultimately increasing peace of mind, reducing safety costs and turnover, and reducing risk of future accidents, liability and fines.
Meet the team who strives to build their clients’ (and perhaps your’s) safety cultures.
See below for what spurs us forward and the mindsets we live by.
Drew loves digging in to understand the root cause of problems - and solving them with excellence! His underlying motivation in life is to steward the gifts God has given him.
His vision for Good Day’s Work is to move Ag out of the #1 most dangerous industry spot, by being the most trusted online training platform for Agriculture. He does this by leading the team, and spending a lot of time to add value to people with conversations and resources.
Drew’s background is not in Ag, however, he is passionate about learning and is thankful to be surround by people more experienced than himself. He leverages an engineering background & leadership experience to bring clarity to ideas, and to lead people to launch those ideas.
Marty is passionate about clients actually achieving a culture of safety. He does this by assisting clients with onboarding & set-up, as well as ongoing support and success check-ups throughout the year.
Marty was raised on a dairy farm, has a BS degree in agriculture from Purdue University and served the seed industry for 30 years. Before coming on board with Good Day’s Work, Marty spent 10 years in a variety of safety roles, including 7 "double-time" years as an Off-the-Job East US safety representative for a large Ag input supplier.
Don is passionate about clients achieving their business goals. Don has returned to serve his clients full time, and actively represents Good Day’s Work by providing clients with a tool to improve their safety.
Don’s experience, dating back to his days growing up on his family’s diversified farm in northwest Indiana, includes his last 20 years as an independent agribusiness-management coach. In this role, his expertise and responsibilities have evolved to be as versatile as his client base, which spans operations from his Midwest home state to North Carolina in the east to as far west as Hawaii.
By combining his grassroots wisdom in the Ag industry with his natural analytical and research skills, Don co-founded the company and led it for several years.
Brian loves to challenge the way things are typically done & to take care of his people. He currently advises Good Day’s Work as an investor, and continues to lead his innovative Ag operation, Biotown Ag.
Brian grew up on a hog farm, and has spent over 45 years in agriculture since then, innovating along the way. He has created Biotown Ag - a diversified Ag company that has made sustainability truly profitable through an infinite nutrient recycling process. Some highlights include: a large Indiana feedlot, an anaerobic digester that produces renewable energy from a variety of commercial by-products, and organic fertilizer and compost production.
To move Agriculture out of the #1 most dangerous industry.
The mindsets we live by:
Dent Makers – we care about making a true difference in peoples’ lives
Lifelong Learners – we are open-minded, take calculated risks, and never stop learning
Root Diggers – we challenge assumptions and dig until we find the root cause, before offering solutions
ROI Focus – we are accountable to deliver REAL results to our partners and each other
We > I – we esteem others as greater, share & debate fiercely, and move forward in unity