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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...

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 plain-spoken proprietor of...

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...

Joint operation

On paper, hops are a perfect fit for Meander River Farm. Save for one thing. The beer-making ingredient isn’t too labour-intensive, is another revenue stream, has tonnes of value-added potential, and is a great way for Alan and Brenda Bailey to attract more customers...

A Perfect Match

If you want to hear the downside of equipment sharing, Chad Krikau can give you a couple of examples. But it’s a very short list. On the other hand, the benefits have not only been extensive, but critical in helping the 35-year-old Saskatchewan producer achieve his...