Human Resources

Full-time farming becoming more viable

Full-time farming becoming more viable

Strong farm profitability has convinced many to trade in their day jobs to become full-time farmers.

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Management moment: Will and estate planning
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Management moment: Will and estate planning

Management moment: Will and estate planning

Management moment: Will and estate planning
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What are your plans for your farm after you’re gone? Whatever the plan, you need a will and an estate plan to achieve it. The sooner you start, the easier the process can be.

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Choosing the right successor with John Fast
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Choosing the right successor with John Fast

Choosing the right successor with John Fast

Choosing the right successor with John Fast
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Choosing the right successor for your operation requires a lot of planning – sometimes years of planning. Succession planning expert Dr. John Fast shares stories and wisdom on this all-too-common topic. He explains why it’s so tough for a person who’s been farming for a lifetime to hand over a business they so closely identify with.

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

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.

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Landlord management basics

Landlord management basics

Landlord management basics

Landlord management basics

Prosperity and growth potential for many farms hinges on healthy landlord relationships.

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Be careful Grandpa and Grandma, we need you

Be careful Grandpa and Grandma, we need you

Be careful Grandpa and Grandma, we need you

Be careful Grandpa and Grandma, we need you

What should you do when older family members or employees no longer appear able to safely handle livestock or drive the grain truck? Tips for having an honest conversation about safety.

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Common sense rules for farm equipment on Canadian roads

Common sense rules for farm equipment on Canadian roads

Common sense rules for farm equipment on Canadian roads

Common sense rules for farm equipment on Canadian roads

Driving rules differ from province to province so before taking the tractor out on public roads, remember to use common sense and follow these tips.

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Management moment: Farmer to CEO
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Management moment: Farmer to CEO

Management moment: Farmer to CEO

Management moment: Farmer to CEO
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The more time you spend doing physical work, the less time you have for marketing or managing employees. If this sounds like you, you may need to shift into a manager’s role. If your operation keeps expanding, it might be time to hire a manager and shift into the position of CEO.

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Leadership: Adapting to change
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Leadership: Adapting to change

Leadership: Adapting to change

Leadership: Adapting to change
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To keep up with today’s markets, technology and influences, leaders must be more than managers, they need to be able to adapt quickly to changing scenarios.

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Recruiting and retaining farm labour
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Recruiting and retaining farm labour

Recruiting and retaining farm labour

Recruiting and retaining farm labour
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Hear Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council share tips on competing for farm labour.

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