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Category: Farm Management

What parenting has to do with workplace dynamics

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 14, 2020

You might think that how your parents treated you growing up has little to do with what kind of employee or manager you are (yes, even on the farm),...Read more »

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Immigration as a finite resource: Is Canada thinking strategically enough?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 10, 2020

Contrary to an oft-quoted statistic, Darrell Bricker says we are not racing to a population of 9 billion by 2050. In fact Bricker, CEO of IPSOS...Read more »

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 47: Climbing the value chain

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 9, 2020

At some point, likely every farmer has been frustrated with markets and pricing, and thought about moving past commodity production and up the value...Read more »

‘It Starts With Me’: Do More Ag launches new campaign

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 7, 2020

The Do More Ag Foundation has launched its second awareness campaign since forming back in 2017. It Starts With Me will focus on the language...Read more »

Over $11 million paid out to farmers owed money by ILTA Grain

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 6, 2020

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) says that producers who were not paid for grain delivered to ILTA Grain Inc. will be 100 per cent compensated...Read more »

Growing the family farm in the face of tragedy

By: RealAgriculture News Team

January 3, 2020

Farmers will hear much talk of the need for resilience in the years ahead. From weather and markets, to trade, to family and managing day-to-day...Read more »

Business governance helps keep family farms ‘on the rails’

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 31, 2019

Why do family farm businesses fail? Quite often it’s not economics but rather family governance issues and relationship problems, says farmer and...Read more »

Would you farm somewhere else?

By: Shaun Haney

December 20, 2019

There are many variables that greatly impact the profitability of the family farm. Some of those variables include different risks and often largely...Read more »

Learning to lead — from farm manager to farm executive

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 18, 2019

How can farmers achieve more of what matters most and stay ahead of the curve? Successfully operating within a demanding food production system is...Read more »

Don’t bet the farm on big data

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 18, 2019

In a spin on ‘walk before you can run,’ Kristjan Hebert says that farmers need to focus on the data they already generate before thinking about...Read more »

Master the necessary, do what’s possible to build resiliency into your farm

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 13, 2019

The longevity of a business is less about how well it does in the good times, and more about how it fares through the rough patches. A farm being...Read more »

How to build a farm peer advisory group

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 13, 2019

Terry Betker has worked with farmers to establish peer groups for more than a decade. Traditionally, farmers engage with their peers to share...Read more »

Animal activists ask what we’re hiding. What are they?

By: Lyndsey Smith

December 12, 2019

Ontario has introduced its draft legislation to increase security on farms — the Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. The...Read more »

Recruitment model leverages on-farm and off-farm experiences

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 9, 2019

When you think about filling part-time, short-term or contract work positions in agriculture, most likely assume the discussion will be about the...Read more »

Lessons learned helping 600 farm families navigate succession

By: RealAgriculture News Team

December 7, 2019

For 20 years, Len Davies has been helping Canadian farm families develop and implement farm succession plans. Over two decades, Davies and his...Read more »