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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…
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As we work towards our climate and production goals, the importance of agricultural policy can’t be overstated. And, if it isn’t done right, the consequences could be disastrous to Canadian farmers. I can deal with a bad year, a bad crop,…
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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…
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I call myself a recovering accountant. I joke about it, but I do love numbers.
Numbers don’t lie.
As much as I have a soft spot for a family farm and building a legacy for my children, it always comes down to the financial statements.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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I can't tell you how many times I've heard these sayings and phrases from people I meet while doing business, traveling and speaking at agriculture events in Canada and the U.S. We've heard them for so many years, some of us foolishly believe…
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It’s an important time in Canadian agriculture. A pandemic and the war in Ukraine have proven to many just how important our domestic food supply is. Farmers are being asked to ramp up production, supply more food for our growing population,…
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People always ask me how much I know about the soil on our farm, and my answer is: I know more with every passing year.
Together, Dad and I have farmed about 50 crops since 1978 and, over the last five years, we are finally starting to understand…
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As we approach Family Day Weekend in many provinces, it seems to be a great time to talk a bit about family and farm culture.
Like many, we run a family farm in Saskatchewan. It was started by my grandfather and then taken over by my dad,…
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There was another positive announcement for Canada’s agriculture industry recently. As Canada’s (maybe even North America’s) largest canola producer, it makes sense that Saskatchewan is becoming a central hub for canola crush facilities.
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“The next great leap forward for Agriculture is between the ears. To feed the world we need to change how we think about farming” – Kristjan Hebert
Meet my mentor, Danny KlinefelterBlog Posts
Canada has the potential to be a global superpower in agriculture…if we do things rightBlog Posts
What do hockey and farming have in common?Blog Posts
Policy changes needed to help Canadian farms remain financially competitiveBlog Posts
Hebert Group launches Farmer CoachBlog Posts
Telling the real story behind Canadian agricultureBlog Posts
Will carbon pricing mean an increase in farm income?Blog Posts
Running a successful farming operation: Myths vs FactsBlog Posts
Delicate balance: a new approach to fertilizer use in CanadaBlog Posts
How much do you ACTUALLY know about your soil?Blog Posts
Family farms still need to focus on cultureBlog Posts
First Canola, what next? Expanding Canada’s value added processing industryBlog Posts