Entries by Kristjan Hebert

What’s my word of the year for 2022 (and 2023)?

If there is one thing Canadians learned in 2022, it was how important agriculture is to each and every one of us. First the pandemic, then the war in Ukraine and now a looming recession with the cost of everything, including our food, skyrocketing. I’ve decided my word for the year is “volatility.” Seeing bare […]

Meet my mentor, Danny Klinefelter

Expand your mind, expand your network A few folks have asked why Evan and I decided to start Farmer Coach. The answer is two words – Danny Klinefelter. If we can impart even one iota of the wisdom Danny has shared with us, then we will consider Farmer Coach a success. I joke that Danny […]

What do hockey and farming have in common?

How we attract the next generation to play on our teams One of the constant struggles on the farm is finding and keeping good people. For too long, farm work has been considered menial, low paying work. In Saskatchewan, we lose many potential employees to the oil and gas sector, which has traditionally paid better […]

Hebert Group launches Farmer Coach

A recurring theme in many of my blog posts is collaboration. We are stronger together than we are alone. For too long, the mindset of farmers has been that they must go at it alone. We often refer to it as  “rugged individualism” – the idea that one must be self-reliant and independent from any […]

Telling the real story behind Canadian agriculture

It has been great to finally get back to in-person events. Recently, I was invited to speak at the Globe and Mail’s Sustainable Agriculture event about my vision of the farm of tomorrow. I’ve linked the presentation and the event videos below, but here’s a high-level recap. It’s a perspective that I think is important […]

Will carbon pricing mean an increase in farm income?

As the federal government gets ready to increase the carbon tax on April 1st, we are hearing a lot from Canadians, including farmers. And, rightly so. As farmers, we view the carbon tax as a direct hit to our bottom line. But, I’m not writing today to debate the carbon tax. What I would like to […]