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Category: Farm Management

AMI Episode 3 – Cost of Production (COP) – Using COP to Your Business Advantage

By: Shaun Haney

January 23, 2012

Have you ever been to a farm meeting and there is a speaker talking about the cost of production?  Do you ever feel like they are speaking no...Read more »

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Is The First Generation Farmer a Thing of the Past?

By: Kevin Serfas

January 23, 2012

Over the past couple of days, I have been reading and seeing a bunch of different articles in relation to keeping young farmers on the farm and...Read more »

Is Canada Prepared for Massive Amounts of Farmer Retirements?

By: Shaun Haney

January 18, 2012

Christie Young is the Executive Director of FarmSmart and this week she has created some stir within the Canadian Agriculture industry by saying that...Read more »

Farm Business E-Team Ep 2 – Road Map – Planning for the Year Ahead

By: Shaun Haney

January 13, 2012

Have you ever heard the saying, “hope is not a plan.” This is a great saying that is very applicable in agriculture. It is very critical to...Read more »

Farm Business E-Team Ep 1 – Post Mortem: A Review of Last Year’s Business

By: Shaun Haney

January 5, 2012

Farming is a unique business. It involves every aspect of business you can imagine from shovelling to marketing. It’s that diversity that can make...Read more »

Change a Necessity When it Comes to Farming Smarter

By: Shaun Haney

December 23, 2011

There are some elements of farming that will always be the same, but to move ahead and grow as a farm, it’s the changes that need to be kept up...Read more »

Canadian Farm Values Continue to Rise in FCC Study – J.P. Gervais – FCC

By: Shaun Haney

May 11, 2011

We have all heard the saying, “what goes up must come down,” but does that maybe not apply to land values? This week FCC released its newest...Read more »

Wheat School- 7 Steps to Analyzing the Wheat Market – John DePutter

By: Shaun Haney

April 14, 2011

For a lot of farmers marketing wheat can be a lot like playing “Let’s Make a Deal”. You pick what’s behind door number one and hope it’s...Read more »

Ontario Land Rental Rates Are Rising to Record Highs

By: Shaun Haney

March 11, 2011

When agricultural commodity prices rise there are expected effects. Costs like fertilizer prices and machinery costs are always natural to rise in a...Read more »

Farm Financial Planning Shouldn’t Be Avoided – Mike Whitlock

By: Shaun Haney

February 4, 2011

Farmers are great at growing crops and raising livestock but I don’t know many that really like to crunch the numbers.  I feel that farmers...Read more »

Producers Are Looking for Growth in 2011 – Denton McGregor, FCC.

By: Shaun Haney

February 4, 2011

In the short term the financial picture for agriculture looks very good.  Both farmers and livestock producers are very excited about the...Read more »

Creating an Effective Farm Business Strategy – Jeff Orchard, MNP

By: Shaun Haney

January 27, 2011

Creating a business plan and making sure you execute the plan is a very big challenge for farmers. In fact it is a great challenge for all business...Read more »

Matt Hasselbeck Knows His Role and Job description, Do You Know Yours?

By: Shaun Haney

January 10, 2011

By Dick Haney I just finished watching the wild card NFL game between the defending Champion New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. The game...Read more »

The Concept of Loyalty and How It Relates to Business

By: Shaun Haney

January 5, 2011

By Dick Haney As we started out the New Year, there were at least in my family the obligatory college football games to be viewed on January 1st....Read more »

Agriculture Bankers Need to Go “Old School” To Be Successful

By: Shaun Haney

November 18, 2010

By Shaun Haney There was a time when your banker was your friend, your confident and your advisor.  This was especially true in agriculture...Read more »