You Been Farming Long? – Succession and Transition is About Business, Not Family

You Been Farming Long? – Succession and Transition is About Business, Not Family   I remember growing up, every farmhouse in Saskatchewan had the picture on the wall of the two young boys in overalls that exclaimed, “you been…

Relevance and Reliability – Why the qualitative aspects of benchmarking are just as important as the quantitative.

During my time as a public accountant, I believed that benchmarking was going to be the driving force in consulting moving forward.    How could it not be?    The ability to compare hundreds of thousands of producers…

Lean on Me – How Coaching and Peer Groups Help Primary Producers Break Through Ceilings

You don’t have to do it alone. A simple lesson that many entrepreneurs don’t learn quickly enough to move their business forward. When it comes to primary producer agriculture, we have long bought into the theory of “rugged individualism”.…

Young Farmers and the Need for Finance Acumen

What Happens Above the Dirt may be More Important Than What Happens Below? Young Farmers and the Need for Finance Acumen     I often laugh when looking back over the last two decades of agriculture. Through my teenage years…