Ways continuous improvement practices could be applied to your operation 

Standardization of work
Standardizing the work done on your farm helps prevent mistakes, improve quality and reduce costs. An example of how this might be done is through introducing ‘Employee Standard Work’. On a processing line, this might be managed with visuals and show an employee what to do, how to do it, the pace and quality expected as well as how to do it safely.
Check out how Standard Work was created to help with employee onboarding at Lindenright Holsteins


5S is a ‘lean’ methodology that results in a workplace that is clean, uncluttered, safe, and well organized to help reduce waste and optimize productivity. It’s designed to help build a quality work environment, both physically and mentally. The 5 S’s are: Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain. 
We have a 5S worksheet available for use HERE

8 Areas of Waste
There are typically 8 ‘areas of waste’ found in operations ; places where where efficiencies could be found. They are Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Overprocessing, Overproduction, Defects, and Skills.
A quick guide on these 8 areas can be found HERE
A Comprehensive Guides for your business

The BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) has a thorough guide of entrepreneurs on creating a leaner business. 
It is available for download  HERE