Tag: Heather Watson

Mental health is not a sidebar

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 »

Ag Ex Conference bridges the generational gap on farm transition

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 »

RealAg Radio, Sept 18: Hog markets, nitrates, and agriculture excellence

Occasional host Lyndsey Smith is back in the broadcasting booth for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. On this Tuesday show we’ve got: The News with Guse, featuring Jessika Guse, where they tackle Trump tariffs, livestock market woes, carinata fuel, and frozen apples #newswithguse; Karin Lindquist with Alberta Agriculture talking frost risks and nitrate accumulation in… Read more »

Want a profitable farm? Never stop learning

Just like highly successful people share several traits, highly profitable farms share consistent attributes. Regardless of farm type or geography, there are farmer traits and business management practices common to profitable farms. “The number one practice driving farm profitability is lifelong learning and your commitment to building your skills,” says Heather Watson, executive director of… 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 »

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 »