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November 11, 2019

Last month, our first article introduced the Hunter family and their journey through farm succession. The Hunters are fictional based but are very much based on our real-life experience consulting farm families. Through the individual members of the Hunter family, we h...

October 8, 2019

One farm - seven individuals. Each with their own hopes, needs and ambitions. It's a typically unique Canadian farm, just like yours. And yes, there is a way forward.

For this series, we want to offer the readers of Country Guide magazine something unique; something we...

January 10, 2019

“Participatory culture” is where this series of columns has led us.

That’s because, at the end of the day, when we talk about continuous improvement, it’s not just about changing our business but also our behaviour.  It’s about the older generation creating environments...

December 6, 2018

There is a change in how families communicate today.  I see the evidence in my daily work. You probably see it around the farm tables, in the barn, or with your accountant. Different discussions are happening now. Discussions driven by different players – sons-in-law,...

November 14, 2018

When I am working with the most successful farm business families, there are some clear areas they seem to focus their efforts. They understand the critical balance of work on the business and with working in the business. In preparing for this five-part series on how...

October 11, 2018

We all know we are speaking to, and about, a different generation in today’s farming community. It’s a community that is rapidly growing in education, financial knowledge and the eagerness to do more, to do better and leave their legacy in the ag world. It’s the idea o...

September 4, 2018

In our second five part series with Country Guide magazine, we talk about how we can all benefit from remembering to continuously improve.

Today’s farmers are confident. They are finding their voice and finally becoming viewed as the powerhouse they are. They feed us. T...

June 18, 2018

Ever since last year's proposed changes by the federal government on business structures and tax planning for farmers, I am asked continually by farming clients and others in the agriculture community about what they need to do today to protect their family farm. The r...

January 15, 2018

Intuition: When it's the Right Time

The best leaders today seem to have a keen sense of when to make changes; when to share an example of their own struggle and when to motivate the next generation. Its that gut instinct – that feeling we all get during times of decisio...

December 15, 2017

When I think of the greatest farm leaders today, I think of those who have experienced some incredibly tough moments and stayed true to who they are when their values have been tested. I think of those who I saw stand their ground during difficult situations, often whe...

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