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Alberta Agriculture’s YouTube Channel

The Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development YouTube channel features videos from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development of interest to farmers, ranchers, food processors and the general public in the province. Click here to access this...

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. 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...

Never Stop Learning

Never Stop Learning The recent Dollar$ and Sense – Measuring the Tangible Impacts of Beneficial Business Practise on Canadian Farms study found the top practice that drives farm financial success is the practice of never-stopping learning. Never Stop Learning...

Cash Advance

It’s hard to say what’s more surprising about Ruth Klahsen: That 1,000 of her customers loaned her a half-million dollars to build her own cheese plant, or her blunt assessment of her wares. “Our cheeses aren’t good enough yet,” says the...

Think Tank

It seems like a mystery: Studies show joining a farm management club boosts your bottom line, but the vast majority of farmers don’t belong to one. There’s a simple reason for that, says Richard Boonstoppel, a New Brunswick dairy farmer and current chair of...

Raising a glass to a profitable alliance

It was an offer they couldn’t refuse. Two years ago, Kevin Sich of Rahr Malting Canada called six Alberta growers and offered them one heck of a deal: a three-year contract to grow malt barley with a guaranteed premium price, protection against any rise in input...