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06/03/2019
This webinar is the first part of Farm Management Canada’s 'Healthy Farmer' webinar series, which will focus on health from different angles, including your personal health, your family's health, and the health of your farm business. Part 1 will focus on 'You' the individual.
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Gerry Friesen
The Recovering Farmer
29/02/2016
We’re presenting a new, ground-breaking study from Ipsos Agriculture and Animal Health that illustrates the seven best business management practices that drive farm financial success no matter the size of the operation, what’s produced or where it’s produced.
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Colin Siren
Kynetec
24/02/2014
No farmer likes to spend time in the farm office. It is why this webinar, "Get Out of the Farm Office," will give you advice on ways to bring more of your information right to your smartphone. Through smart apps, impressive devices, and access to real-time information, Andrew Campbell will help you get the most critical information onto your hip so you can see it at any time, and make your farm management decisions in real-time as well.
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Andrew Campbell
Fresh Air Media; Bellson Farms
10/02/2014
This webinar will address the important elements involved in managing risk, which includes both seizing opportunities and mitigating problems. Planning and preparations should cover not only the standard financial aspects (insurance, income protection) but also include environmental issues, food safety issues, climate, weather, global markets, human resources, consumer pressures, government policy change, and others.
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Hugh Maynard
Qu'anglo Communications
03/02/2014
This webinar will cover: Case studies in HR;Developing the talents of the people we work with Shock Learning; Innovative Learning; Maintenance Learning; Hiring Process; Traditional and Strategic HR; Transformational Success; What is your worldview lens?
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Maureen D. Geddes President
CANGRAM International Inc.; geddesglobal
27/01/2014
Consumers want local products. This social and economic phenomenon that has gone far beyond being a trend is here for the long haul. But what is a local product? Is it what consumers really want? What are the obstacles to be faced when distributing these local products? How do we transport them...from the farm to the table? This webinar will focus specifically on agri-food marketing; the results of marketing products locally, provincially and nationally; and the hidden costs of various alterna
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Normand Bourgault Professor
Université du Québec en Outaouais
20/01/2014
The rapid changes in global and domestic economics and trends in the agricultural industry are requiring producers and management teams to increase their business acumen regardless of the size of the business or enterprise combination. Dr. Dave Kohl, Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural & Applied Economics Department at Virginia Tech University will discuss the key economic indicators to observe in order to sustain profit and manage risk. He will give you a quick tour of global economics and
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David Kohl
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
09/12/2013
Benchmarking is the process of comparing your results against how you have done in the past and against other similar operations. Finding those key factors that lead to better performance. Before you seek out benchmarking data you need to have a good handle on your own cost of production. Looking at trends within your own operation over time (internal benchmarking) can give you indicators on how to improve your performance.
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John Molenhuis Business Analysis & Cost of Production Program Lead
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
02/12/2013
If you’re like most farm businesses, you’re likely contemplating the thorny issue of whether or not to incorporate. If you do decide to incorporate, you want to know when is the right time and what is the best structure. In this Webinar, we will look at the different business structures for your farming operations. We will also cover all aspects that could impact your decision including cashflow, retaining your profits, minimizing taxes payable, credit-proofing your farm business and estate and
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Paul Vaillancourt Senior Executive Financial Consultant
Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
25/11/2013
Most all farm businesses would like to get better farm gate returns. But people often get caught up doing the same old thing and get the same returns year after year. You get paid more when you can deliver more value to your customers. Price is what people pay for your products and value is what they get. When your products or services can solve people's problems you create added value and that brings increased returns back to the farm. This webinar explores how to find new value, profit and suc
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Gary Morton
Morton Horticultural Associates
06/03/2013
Presenting this webinar is Phillip Keddy from Charles Keddy Farms Ltd. in Nova Scotia. The Keddy farm has diversified into many crops, mainly consisting of certified strawberry, raspberry, and other types of bare root nursery crops. Philip will discuss some key management tips that have developed their farm business, as well as successes and challenges along the way.
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Philip Keddy
Charles Keddy Farms Ltd
25/02/2013
During this webinar, we will discuss the history, proceedings and challenges of farm business management, as well as the types and different approaches to business management.
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Nadia Déry Agronomist
Centre d'expertise en gestion agricole
18/02/2013
Some business owners feel the only purpose of a business plan is to secure financing. However if one goes through the process with the premise that it is for them, not for the lender, you will see it as a valuable tool for business management. Yvonne Thyssen-Post will review the business planning process and how you can make it step practical so it can help you make better business decisions. Good information is an essential element to making good decisions.
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Yvonne Thyssen-Post President
Thyagrissen Consulting Limited
28/01/2013
Community Supported Agriculture is a revolutionary system of food distribution that benefits both farmer and consumer, ensuring fair returns for farmers and promising the pinnacle of freshness and quality for consumers. While common practice overseas, CSAs have only recently begun to gain mainstream acceptance in North America. Initially considered a system for small scale agriculture, CSAs are now operating that serve 1000+ members.
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Tarrah Young
Green Being Farm
03/12/2012
Today’s agritourism operators have to know much more than how to achieve success in planting and cultivating crops and tending to animals. Your success often depends on how well you are able to market what you grow and raise, especially if your farm is entering the direct marketing business. This webinar will include an overview of the “new” marketing basics as well as examples of using Smart Phones to market your farms.
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Jane Eckert
Eckert Agrimarketing

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