Many of you probably have a high or low opinion on how your neighbour manages the farm.  Looking across the street is always easy.  Sometimes we should actually evaluate our own abilities as a farm manager rather than poking holes in the neighbor abilities.  Sometimes when you pull the sheets back you don’t like what… Read More

Last winter, Wyoming, Ontario, farmer Alfred Noorloos had a big decision to make. A neighbouring farm came up for sale and he wondered whether he should buy it. The beef and cash crop farmer was looking to expand, but was the timing right? Was his operation financially strong enough to justify the expansion? There were… Read More

Agri-Food Management Excellence (AME) Inc. and Farm Management Canada (FMC) have announced a new partnership to enhance the delivery of the Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management (CTEAM) program, Canada’s only national farm business management training program. AME and FMC will be working together to conduct an in-depth analysis of the CTEAM program, assessing its… Read More

When it comes to making a decision on your farm, you may be comfortable getting agronomic advice from your peers or the generation that’s gone before, but how many of you have what you consider a mentor for your career as a farmer? The same question applies to those in industry as well — who… Read More

The need to help farmers manage the increasing risks associated with farming is a key election issue for the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO). In this Ontario Election 2014 podcast, RealAgriculture.com’s Bernard Tobin speaks with Henry Van Ankum, chair of the Grain Farmers of Ontario, about the organization’s ‘Recommendations for Smart Growth’ election platform it… Read More

Having one dark chapter in your life doesn’t mean that’s how the whole book has to be, says Mary Morrissey, a life coach and motivational speaker, who spoke at last month’s Advancing Women — Leadership in Agriculture conference. Morrissey is no stranger to set backs, challenges and being told her dreams were unattainable. But from… Read More

 

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