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Food justice and security courses led the way to career

BRAMPTON, ON – When Paul Stewart was working on a degree from Ryerson in politics and governance, his first career choice wasn’t agriculture. “What got me interested there was what we learned about food justice,” the 26-year-old explains. “We also did a course on food...

Good Neighbour Farms – Vive la diversification!

  Purple Daze Lavender Farm is an oasis of calm compared to that of Jason Ryder, a young neighbour who farms just south of Delhi, a few kilometers to the east. His 140 acres of green onions make him one of the largest producers of that crop in the country, but...

Improve Your Farm’s Financial Success

Using a trusted farm business advisor or a team of advisors can help a farm reach greater financial success. “The Dollar$ and Sense – Measuring the Tangible Impacts of Beneficial Business Practice on Canadian Farms study shows that number three on the list of top farm...

Management Transition: Mentoring the Next Generation

Transitioning management responsibilities from one generation to the next is difficult. Founders often have invested a lifetime into building a business, a reputation, and goodwill with other business owners. There can be many different reasons founders are reluctant...

Will Graduates Enroll in the Classroom of Life?

This is the time of year for graduations – high school, college, or maybe even pre-school.  Most of you have been or are about to attend a graduation, open house, or other event celebrating the graduation.  Let’s pause to think about the meaning of graduation....

A show of faith

It’s a conversation Kerry and Lynn Davison will never forget. “Our daughter Jenna had been working for three years for a company that did integrated pest management,” recalls Kerry Davison. “One day, she came to Lynn and I and said, ‘I don’t think I want to do this...