Tag: Farm Management Canada

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 »

Benchmarking Your Farm — An Agricultural Excellence Conference Preview

How does your farm measure up? No, benchmarking isn’t about being bigger or better than your neighbours. It’s about knowing where your farm management stacks up to the average, and identifying where you can improve. That’s part A of a two part presentation set to go at the Agricultural Excellence Conference, slated for November 22 to… Read more »

How Top Farmers Make More Dollars and Sense

What management practices and behaviours make farmers more financially successful? A report commissioned by the Agri-Food Management Institute and Farm Management Canada attempts to answer this question. “With the Dollars and Sense study we’re trying to determine what makes a leading farmer. How do they end up in the top 25% of farmers versus the… Read more »

Know an Ag Diploma Student? $1,500 Scholarship Up for Grabs

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) have launched the 2015-16 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students, designed to encourage students to improve their critical thinking, communication and leadership skills through a national competition. FMC and CADAP are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three… Read more »

Cultivating Future Farmers — Farm Management Canada Announces Second Ag Excellence Conference

Farm Management Canada is set to host the newly relaunched Agriculture Excellence Conference in Regina, Sask., this November 25-27, 2015. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Farmer,’ and that theme will be carried through a moderated debate on social license, a panel on the future of farming, roundtable sessions, engaging keynote… Read more »

Applications Open for Second Annual Farm Business Scholarship

The second annual Robert (Bob) L. Ross scholarship program is now accepting applications. The scholarship is offered by Agri-Food Management Excellence (AME) in collaboration with Farm Management Canada, Family Farms Group and the Ross Family. Applications must be received by September 15, 2015 The successful recipient will receive free tuition to the CTEAM (Canadian Total… Read more »

Farm Management Canada Launches Latest Round of “Y We Farm” Contest

Quebec City’s Laval University plays host to the International Farm Management Congress this year from July 12-15, an event that only takes place every second year in locations all over the world. The congress attracts farmers, advisors, academia, policy makers, researchers, and anyone with a keen interest in farm business management, and Farm Management Canada… Read more »

How Does Ag Stop Preaching Only to the Choir? A Webinar to Kick Off the Discussion

Hearing yourself on the radio or — gulp — seeing yourself on TV can cause cold sweats for some. An estimated 75% of us fear public speaking — now add in that the public discussion may be recorded and broadcast and it’s no wonder not everyone volunteers to speak to media. Of course, there are… Read more »

Succession Stressing You Out? Elaine Froese On Doing Your Homework Ahead of the AgEx Conference

I suspect there are more people who’d elect for a non-necessary root canal than would like to strike up a conversation with dad about when he’ll finally hand over the reins to the farm. And that’s too bad, really, because the sooner the conversations about long-term farm business planning begin, the better chance there is… Read more »

FMC Launches Video Contest Showcasing “Y We Farm” For Young Farmers

What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you? Farm Management Canada wants to know, and if you’re willing to submit a short video that makes your case, you could win a trip to the 2014 Agricultural Excellence Conference, all expenses paid. The Agricultural Excellence Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that brings diverse… Read more »

Agriculture Excellence Scholarship Deadline Extended

Farm Management Canada and the Canadian Association of Diploma Agriculture Programs are collecting submissions from agricultural students across Canada and will award three winners with $1,000 towards furthering their education in agriculture. The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a subject related… Read more »