Business Side

Business side: Managing stress

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHAT IMPACT DOES STRESS HAVE ON OUR BODIES AND MINDS? (S.D.A.) Stress often comes with an experience of tension which leads to frustration and ultimately results in erupting situations with those around us. Visible [Read more]

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Business side: Succession law

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHAT LEGAL DOCUMENTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR FARM FAMILIES GOING THROUGH A TRANSITION? (R.F.) The top legal concern I encounter in agriculture is a succession planning one, whether it includes the drafting of wills, providing [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Farm advisors

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHO IS CONSIDERED A FARM ADVISOR? (L.R.) A farm advisor is anyone who provides professional advice to the farming sector. Farm advisors include accountants, lawyers, financial planners, bankers, strategic coaches, insurance agents, agrologists, agricultural [Read more]

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Business side: Family communication

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND FARM FAMILIES START TALKING ABOUT SUCCESSION PLANNING? (R.C.) Good decision making requires excellent communication. There are two types of families — one who finds communication easy to do as part [Read more]

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Business side: Personal finance

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHEN IT COMES TO PERSONAL FINANCE, WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO FARMERS? (P.V.) Farmers are typically very much involved in their farming business and sometimes this is to the detriment of other areas, including [Read more]

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Business side: Performance reviews

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHAT IS A PERFORMANCE REVIEW? (L.P.) An effective performance review is an annual meeting to evaluate a paid employee. A review should act as a summation of ongoing performance conversations that happen throughout the [Read more]

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Business side: Due diligence

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IN AGRICULTURE? (P.S.) The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act states the duties of all employers in the province and since 2006, has applied to all [Read more]

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Production

The art of spraying

SPRAYER ADVANCEMENTS, TIPS, AND TOOLS WEB SPECIAL CONSISTENT WEED CONTROL is top of mind for many growers at this time of year. New technology to improve fertilizer and crop protection application continues to become available [Read more]