Category: AgExConf

Effective Use Of Financial Tools Already At Your Fingertips — David Derwin

Borrowing at 0% interest is about as good as it gets. When only 20% of producers are using available cash advance programs, like the one administered by the Canadian Canola Growers, you have to question why more farmers are not taking advantage of effective borrowing programs. According to David Derwin, of PI Financial, only 5 to 10%… Read more »

How to Sell Commodities Directly to International Buyers

Every market needs a buyer and a seller. In the big commodities, there can be many stakeholders in between the two most important entities. What if the middlemen were removed to actually directly connect buyers and sellers around the world? This is the goal of Agriprocity, founded by Nicole Rogers and based in Dubai. The… Read more »

Diversity of Producers Enables Unique Learning Experience at Ag Excellence – Heather Watson

Another Ag Excellence conference is in the books.  It was actually the first one that I have ever attended and it was a great time.  One of the unique aspects of the conference is that there is such a wide swath of producers in terms of the Canadian geography but also genre of production.  From… Read more »

Buying Land? You Need a Plan — An Agricultural Excellence Conference Preview

For farmers, buying land can be the biggest business decision you make. It’s also a tremendously emotional decision that many famers make without fully considering all the ramifications, explains Alberta Agriculture farm financial specialist Rick Dehod. “Is it a need or a want?” asks Dehod, who says many times buying land is what farmers want,… Read more »

Farming is a Changed Game — Terry Betker on Measuring Your Farm’s Success

What’s your farm’s liquidity? If you know, do you think it’s enough? Could you be missing out on opportunities because of a lack of liquidity? Access to working capital, or liquidity, is just one measure of a farm’s business that can be an indicator of how competitive a farm can be, says Terry Betker, president and… Read more »