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FCC Knowledge: Talking Farm and Food

Agriculture is not only a way of life, it’s a business. Talking Farm and Food is a monthly podcast that highlights the stories and experiences of farm business entrepreneurs and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. You’ll also hear from industry experts about the farm management topics you care about.

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Introducing Season 3: Your Path to Farm Transition

Join FCC Business Advisors and transition experts for a special 9-part series on farm transition. Each episode will highlight a different step in the process.

Presented by AgExpert. Software designed for Canadian agriculture. 

Episodes

Season 3

In the fourth of a 9-part series, hear from experts on identifying who should be on your professional advisory team.

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In the third of a 9-part series, learn how to set a vision, values and goals for your family farm transition.

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Learn how to assess and summarize your current financial picture while considering your family dynamics.

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In the first of a 9-part series, FCC Business Advisors share what you need to prepare for farm transition.

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In this episode, learn how Lori Robinson built a successful ag career by embracing mentorship, joining boards, and surrounding herself with good people.

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Hear how Curtis Heinen, a visually impaired machinist and farmer, has built a thriving ag operation by adapting, diversifying and focusing on the big picture.

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In this episode, producer and agronomist Trent Hilderman shares how involving different ideas and perspectives in decision-making can lead to better farm management.

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In this episode, learn how having a good relationship with an auction company can bring value to your farm business plans.

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In this episode, Marty and Carlie talk about how social media and tech can be valuable additions to any farm management toolkit.

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In this episode, Marty chats with fellow CWA Top 50 Influential in Ag winners about strategic planning, digitization, mentorship, and the future of agriculture.

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In this episode, Marty talks to lawyer Eric Dalke about the importance of having a will and family communication in farm transition.

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In this episode, we talk about what to consider in “pre-transition” and determining your farm’s viability to support both generations early in the process.

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In this episode, Marty and Dave Semmelink talk the pros of leasing, adding value to your operation, seizing opportunity and staying true to yourself through it all.

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In this episode, Marty and dairy farmer Ashley Brown talk technology, risk mitigation, diversification, keeping the family legacy and falling in love with her “girls."

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In this episode, Kenneth Carrier shares how he uses the skills from his former life in marketing and finance to run two successful apple orchards.

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In this episode, Sherri Pauls shares her experiences of marrying into agriculture and how resiliency, regular farm meetings and humour helped her along the way.

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In this episode, Marty and rancher Jill Harvie talk cows, knowing your customers, using data and the importance of making time for in the office work.

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Learn how a young chicken farmer from Quebec is realizing his dream through amazing mentors and his farming community’s support.

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Learn how Emma Butler and her husband, owners of J&E Meats, built a successful farm-to-storefront business with innovation, transparency and getting social.

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Marty Seymour talks with Garnet Martin, a senior partner at the end of his family’s farm transition journey, about lessons learned along the way.

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Marty Seymour talks with Mike Ferguson, a junior partner in his operation about how his family worked towards a successful farm transition.

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In this episode, Marty Seymour talks with Aimée Ferré Stang about finding her place on the farm and the balancing act it takes to also raise a family and grow her off-farm career.

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Following your farming dream is something Ben Campbell of Grazed Right Ranch knows well. Find out what goes into successful small scale farming and how you can start a farm from scratch.

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In this episode of FCC Knowledge Podcast: Talking Farm and Food we learn about surviving financial hard times with Todd Baker who owns a tree nursery in Ontario.

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Marty Seymour talks to Todd Payne of Asphodel Sheep Company about his journey from off-farm employment to purchasing Shepherd’s Choice, an industry-leading genetics operation.

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In this episode, we’ll learn more about this unique industry and Carol Poole's path to business success. How do alpacas survive a Prairie summer?

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Talking Farm and Food is a monthly podcast that highlights the stories and experiences of farm business entrepreneurs and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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