Business Side

Business side: Building prevention

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT FIRE CODE REGULATIONS DO FARMERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PLANNING NEW ON-FARM BUILDINGS? (J.E.) Prevention and maintenance are key when it comes to reducing the risk of fire and should be [Read more]

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Business side: Fire risks

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT TYPE OF FIRE RISKS DO TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENT POSE ON THE FARM? (J.Z.) Motorized equipment, especially tractors, produce a significant amount of heat even after being powered off and stored. As farms grow [Read more]

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Business side: Distracted driving

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING? (K.S.) Distracted driving is most often associated with cell phone use. Under the Highway Traffic Act, motor vehicle drivers in Ontario cannot use a hand-held device while driving. And while [Read more]

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On-farm emergencies

HAVE A PLAN FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

NO ONE CAN ever really prepare for an emergency. The cause, scale, and impact are unpredictable, especially on a farm where emergencies or accidents can include anything from barn fires or tractor roll overs, to [Read more]

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Business side: No trespassing

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) HOW CAN FARMERS PREVENT TRESPASSERS ON THEIR PROPERTY? (K.S.) Whether intentional or not, trespassing occurs across rural Ontario. Simply defined, trespassing is the unlawful entry onto private property of another and can include conducting [Read more]

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An international dialogue

GLOBAL CONFERENCE OFFERS OILSEED INSIGHTS

THE ANNUAL MEETING of the world’s leading oilseed producing nations, the International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), had an air of uncertainty this year due to political talks of trade disruptions. Grain Farmers of Ontario chair [Read more]

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Business side: AgPal.ca

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT IS AGPAL? (W.N.) AgPal (AgPal.ca) is a one-stop, web-based tool to help Canadian farmers and other industry stakeholders search and find information on provincial, territorial, and federal agricultural-related programs and services. Designed with [Read more]

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Business side: Farm continuity

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHEN SHOULD FARM OWNERS START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT SUCCESSION? (J.D.) Clients always ask us, “are we starting too early?” and I often feel there is some semblance of hope we will validate that question [Read more]

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Farm 911: The Emily Project

FASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN THE FIELD

IT’S BEEN ONE year since The Emily Project launched, installing 911 signs in field entry ways to identify rural locations in the event of a farm accident. And the response has been overwhelming. Farm 911: [Read more]