Ag Knowledge

Good times increase the need for financing

Good times increase the need for financing

Good times increase the need for financing

Although it may seem counterintuitive, profitability in agriculture actually increases the need for financing and spurs new financing options.

How to pay off your first farm (by age 30)

How to pay off your first farm (by age 30)

How to pay off your first farm (by age 30)

At 12, Jeff Vanhie already knew he wanted to farm. That early commitment has Jeff and his wife Sara well positioned to improve the efficiency of their Ontario dairy operation as they look for expansion opportunities.

Barn fires are brutal affairs

Barn fires are brutal affairs

Barn fires are brutal affairs

Barn fires can be a devastating event that cause suffering for your animals and yourself. Taking necessary precautions and having a barn fire safety plan, is the best path to fire prevention.

StatsCan issues new production forecast

StatsCan issues new production forecast

StatsCan issues new production forecast

Statistics Canada used satellite imagery analysis its latest 2016 production estimates. The results are a boost in estimates for canola, wheat and durum.

Leadership, motivation and sharing your vision
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Leadership, motivation and sharing your vision

Leadership, motivation and sharing your vision
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Michelle Painchaud offers advice on managing the farm like a business, motivating employees through leadership and appreciation, and vision and goal setting.

Use mobile tech to get help when, where you need it

Use mobile tech to get help when, where you need it

Use mobile tech to get help when, where you need it

Putting your mobile phone to work for health and safety only makes sense since numerous applications are available to help make the job easier.

How to be an agvocate on social media – and do it well

How to be an agvocate on social media – and do it well

How to be an agvocate on social media – and do it well

John Deere marketing expert and Agvocate Jennifer Christie shares her best practices for speaking positively for agriculture on social media.