Due to the fact that my Trish my wife is traveling in the US all week I have been acting as a single parent. I made the comment to my mom tonight who was watching the kids for me while I was at a meeting that “I have a new appreciation for single parents.” This has made me realize that whether it is managing a company or a family, it truly is a team effort in order to succeed. Between trying to finish harvest and trying to make sure that the kids get to school I feel like I am frantically trying to hold it together. Inside of a family every person is relied upon to fulfill their role in order to make the whole team better. The kids make their beds and empty the dishwasher while the parents work and provide guidance and mentorship to the children. A farm operation runs no differently in the sense that we all must execute on our reponsibilities to make sure that the company succeeds. Many times our culture has made the CEO the celebrity, the person that makes the orgnization who it is. This is really not reality in the sense, that it is everyone pulling in the same direction that makes both families and businesses successful in the short and long term, during good times and bad.
Not often do you hear of wheat outyielding corn, but that's the case in our latest episode in the 'Real' Wheat Farmers series. RealAgriculture resident agronomist Peter Johnson can barely contain himself when Arthur, Ontario farmer Shawn Schill of Shawridge Farms tells him that one 200-acre field yielded 154 bu/ac of wheat, beating the average corn…Read more »