When family no longer wants to farm

What happens to the family farm when the lineage stops? Sale is the easy answer, but how about a different approach? In an environment where land values continue to outrun the stock market, why would retiring farmers ever sell? Currently,…

Evan’s Journey: From Farming to Entrepreneurship with Farmer Coach

Join Evan, a Canadian farmer and co-founder of Farmer Coach, shares his inspiring journey from farming to entrepreneurship in the agricultural world.  Listen to the full Ag News Daily podcast hosted by the Global Ag Network. https://glo…

Future of Ag Podcast: The Farm Entrepreneur Mindset

Evan Shout is the president and co-founder of Maverick Ag, a business consulting and risk management firm in Western Canada. He also sits as president, co-founder, and lead coach at Farmer Coach, an education and coaching program for primary…

Big, bigger, biggest – The Western Producer

The Canadian Census of Agriculture data tells a clear story. Large farms dominate agriculture in Western Canada. Assuming a large farm is 5,000 acres or more, 4,956 farms on the Prairies fell into that category in 2021. Back in 2011, large…

Small steps make big gains – The Western Producer

Evan Shout, president of Maverick Ag, chief financial officer at Hebert Grain Ventures and coach at Farmer Coach, is a proponent of the five-percent rule, in which farmers increase yields and decrease expenses by that amount. He spoke at the…

OUTSOURCED: The Rise of Farm Coaches & Consultants – GrainsWest

Business practices evolve and shift as new farmers take over from their predecessors. Agrologists were often the sole outside opinion sought by farmers of previous generations, but this is no longer the case. The under-45 crowd is generally…

Executive Coaching for Farmers Is A Knowledge Transfer Tool

If you treat your farm like a way of life, it can be a bad business—but if you treat your farm like a business, it can be a great way of life. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my family farm, and I’ve made…

Mind Your Farm Business — Ep. 76: The power of peer groups

Peer to peer learning is incredibly useful in any business, and agriculture is no different. Put simply, peer groups allow for the collective sharing of great ideas. Perhaps just as valuable, they also allow for the collective learning of hard…

Growing the Future – Farmer Coach

Farmer Coach is an executive agriculture training program that brings primary producer entrepreneurs together into a group setting to learn and share collaboratively on topics and behavior that drive agriculture forward. Kristjan Hebert,…

Management service offers producers a farmer coach

Company says few programs are available to help producers manage their farm businesses in a systematic and logical way In the game of blackjack, better players rely on a cheat card that tells them what to do. If, for example, the player…