Dairy producers have always carefully managed costs. However, as price takers, most dairy producers have had limited options managing price risk. The new Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) program gives producers the ability to change that...




Siblings farming together can make for many different, interesting, and somewhat challenging dynamics, especially if one of them is a brother. Here are some of the most common issues that can arise with farming brothers and how founding farmers and siblings can handle them...
 

There were several insights about what made millennials tick, so I extrapolated what millennial farmers might want to see happen for them. I also had the privilege of meeting an energetic group of the Alberta Young Farmers’, people who are young, and positive about their future in agriculture. Here are ten things I learned that millennial farmers want...

It’s summer, and you are wondering if this is the last season for you working on the farm because you are tired of chronic fighting.
No matter how hard you have worked at trying to get along and make things work, sometimes the conflict situation cannot be resolved.  You need to move on, realizing that you can only control your own actions. To continue in the muck takes endless energy, and it is draining you.

Balancing work and family on the farm is an on-going process. It involves an intentional holistic approach to the many roles farm families perform managing the overload of busy seasons.
Research by Dr. Nikki Gerrard of Saskatchewan, who spent 12 years looking at resiliency in farm families, found that the keys to bouncing back…balanced living…are communication, connection, and a deep sense of community. My studies at the Hudson Institute framed balance as “hold on, let go, take on, and move on.” ...

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