Thanks for tuning in to this LIVE! edition of RealAg Radio, recorded in front of a fabulous audience at the Agriculture Excellence Conference at Canmore, Alta. Today’s show is brought to you by RBC. On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Heather Watson, executive director of Farm Management Canada on programs offered by… Read More

From November 22 – 24, producers from across the country will gather again for the Agricultural Excellence Conference after three years of the farm business management conference being held online. The conference, put on by Farm Management Canada, will be held in Canmore, Alta., and will tackle topics from optimizing growth potential, to taking at… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg Radio! On today’s show we will hear from Jon Driedger of Leftfield Commodity Research, for a grain market outlook and discussion on the USDA WASDE report. As well, Heather Watson with Farm Management Canada, hops on to talk about the upcoming Agriculture Excellence conference. Don’t miss our spotlight interview… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Heather Watson, executive director at Farm Management Canada, on their Agricultural Excellence Conference; Peggy Brekveld, re-elected president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture; David Masson, director of enterprise security at Darktrace, on cyber security, ransomware attacks, and how they could impact the farm; Ryan Barrett,… Read More

Change is everywhere in farming and often everything seems to be in flux, whether it’s markets, trade relationships, weather, or family relationships. Depending on the circumstances, farmers react differently to change says Heather Watson, executive director at Farm Management Canada (FMC). “Some people see that as unwelcome and unnerving; others see it as an opportunity… Read More

Farm Management Canada (FMC) and Wittman Consulting have released a fully revised and updated Building an Effective Farm Management System Guidebook, by farm management expert Dick Wittman. Following international success of the previous version released in 2004, Wittman and FMC consulted with farm management experts around the world to update the guidebook to reflect current trends in… Read More

If your farm is not one that holds regular meetings, this is your encouragement to start small… but start. That’s because research shows that business that hold regular meetings are more profitable than those that do not. We’re not talking about a morning tailgate chat on what’s ahead — that’s an operational meeting to start the… Read More

Heather Watson joined Farm Management Canada to work in communications. Fast forward a few years, and instead Watson is leading a thriving, adaptive organization as its executive director, and has been for over a decade. As Watson explains, she stepped in to the role not fully knowing what to expect, but that she’s leveraged her… Read More

Farm Management Canada, (FMC) along with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), MNP, and the Canadian government, are announcing the debut of farmtransitionguide.ca. The brand-new bilingual web portal connects farm owners and hopeful farm owners to the tools, experts, and resources they need to develop and implement all stages of their farm transition plans. The website will… Read More

Conference season is upon us, and joining the virtual ranks of meetings is Farm Management Canada’s (FMC) Ag Excellence conference. The virtual space can provide a lot more opportunity both to virtual speakers, and to people who otherwise can’t physically make it. Joining RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin to discuss the core concepts of the event is… Read More

We appreciate you joining us for this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Jaime Castaneda, senior vice president of policy strategy and international trade with National Milk Producers Federation; Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, on the new Canada’s Food Price Report;… Read More

It’s the last day of the Canadian Seed Trade Association semi-annual meeting, and that’s where we find RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney. Today’s show is jam packed with content from across the country. You’ll hear from: The top ag news with RealAgriculture’s, Jessika Guse; Highlights from the Ag Excellence Conference, with RealAgriculture’s Bernard Tobin and… Read More

Many changes come as a result of crisis of one sort or another. Sometimes the threat is obvious, like an across-the-industry drop in revenue, and sometimes it can be more subtle and fly under the radar. Farm Management Canada came into being in 1992 in response to a financial crisis that was facing the agriculture… Read More

It’s rare that farmers get as excited about business management professional development opportunities as they do about the latest equipment reveal or new crop variety. But Farm Management Canada is working to change that with its fifth annual Agricultural Excellence Conference. Slated this year for November 26th to 28th, at Winnipeg, Man., executive director Heather Watson… Read More

 

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