When we hear about business culture, people tend to think that it’s only important for large business and organizations, ones that employ hundreds or even thousands of people. But, when you dig into how a work culture impacts the work and the employees, it becomes apparent that this is simply not true. Whether your business… Read More

Ontario’s government has announced a proposal to streamline and modernize the Farm Business Registration Program by moving the program to electronic delivery and a simplified registration process. The proposal to reduce red tape for farmers is part of the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, the second in a series of bills targeted at getting government “out of the way… Read More

Producers’ growing frustration over giving away valuable electronic production data has led a Guelph-based company to try to stop the bleeding with a new technology called mPowered. The technology is a blockchain-driven platform that lead developer Joel Sotomayor says will let farmers put crop, livestock, and environmental data in what he calls an “online vault”… Read More

An independent financial advisor who keeps a particularly close eye on big banks and agriculture is urging farmers to consider delaying plans to borrow money, with so much uncertainty in world trade and bank rates destined to inch up. Rob Hall, of Bankspeak Inc., an Ontario-based consultancy that helps farmers and other businesses negotiate with… Read More

According to Michael Landsberg, when he first went to his family doctor about his depression the doctor said, in effect, “You’re ok, I see you on television.” Many people make the same mistake that the doctor did. That’s because you can’t diagnose mental illness with an Xray or a thermometer. Landsberg, a former sports broadcaster… Read More

The Ag Women’s Network (AWN) is now accepting applications for its 2019 mentorship program. The program, which includes two new events this year, will match ten mentee and mentors together in an eight-month partnership starting in March. “Mentorship is widely recognized as one of the most important ways leaders develop professionally and personally. Participants told… Read More

Viterra wants to make sure producers don’t miss another opportunity to market their grain when they want to – even if you’re at the lake, and the lake is in Arizona. The company is launching its suite of online contracting options through its portal “myViterra.” According to the news release, customers can use their accounts… Read More

Elaine Froese has been named the recipient of 4-H Canada’s first-ever distinguished alumni award. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership of 4-H alumni across Canada, in the areas of community engagement and communications, science and technology, environment, and healthy living, or sustainable agriculture and food security. Froese is being recognized for her accomplishments in community… Read More