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Difference between best and worst farmers: $85,000 in profit, study says

Posted on Jan 17th, 2019 by Rebecca Degelder

Difference between best and worst farmers: $85,000 in profit, study says

NORTH GOWER - Amongst the seven habits of highly successful farmers, there is a consistent theme: Take the guesswork out of farming. Farm Management Canada’s Executive Director, Heather Watson, was on-hand at an FCC Ag Knowledge Exchange event at North Gower in early December to break it down for farmers.... 

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New Initiatives for “Healthy Soils”

Posted on Dec 21st, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

New Initiatives for “Healthy Soils”

December 19, 2018 - The Ontario Soil Network (OSN) is seeking farmers from across Ontario to participate in a program to improve agricultural soil. There was a pilot project last year and now the Rural Ontario Institute will run the province-wide program.... 

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What to buy a farmer for Christmas: Boot slippers, jackknife, heated hoodie or a coffee mug that really holds the heat

Posted on Dec 10th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

What to buy a farmer for Christmas: Boot slippers, jackknife, heated hoodie or a coffee mug that really holds the heat

Farmers are notoriously hard to buy for. I’ve had a number of people ask me for ideas so I thought that I would share a list of unique things that I have received as “farmer-friendly” gifts over the years. Of course, we always appreciate socks and underwear but it’s always fun to get something a little different. I am also price conscious. Not everyone can afford drones and new tractors.... 

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