Building the right farm business management team can take time, but the effort can pay off in long-term growth and profitability.
As market access issues continue to challenge canola seed exports to China, support for canola producers is available.
A business management team can be an advantage, but just a minority of producers builds one.
Farming livestock can be a rewarding, yet challenging venture. Successfully getting into the livestock business, say two veteran farmers, takes more than just hard physical work.
Farmers can greatly benefit from writing commodity marketing strategies that include their cost of production, informed selling price targets and marketing tool options.
Long-term land leases have both positives and negatives for landlords and renters, experts say, and it's important all parties know the possibilities before reaching an agreement.
Raising and marketing their Koru Creek Wagyu and commercial beef crossbreeds at Waikikahei Ranch lets Scott and Amy Hay pursue their Canadian dream.
Going paperless is an option, but the information still needs to be organized and retrievable.
The computer software built into modern farm equipment is raising repair issues that carry major ramifications.
Hometown-proud Julie Milne of Campbellford, Ont., knows what she wants to do after graduation: help people understand the facts and science behind modern agriculture.