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Farmers needed for new national mental health survey

Farmers needed for new national mental health survey

Survey closes May 7

Reading Time: < 1 minute Researchers at the University of Guelph are seeking farmers to take part in a new national survey on mental health. The online survey being conducted by the Ontario Veterinary College seeks to understand the impacts of work on the mental health of farmers. Findings from this study will provide further insight into data previously collected […] Read more

Bow Island splash park gets funding boost

Reading Time: < 1 minute [UPDATED: Dec. 14, 2020] The Kale Porteous Memorial Splash Park in Bow Island is getting a boost from FMC’s Clean Fields, Community Yields program. The Clean Fields, Community Yields program was born in April when FMC staff saw a need to support community organizations and projects affected by COVID-19 disruptions. Retailers were asked to choose […] Read more

Win a trip to national farm business conference

Submit your entry by Oct. 19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Young farmers interested in attending the Agricultural Excellence Conference in November can win an all-expenses-paid trip by entering the ‘Y We Farm’ video contest. Entrants must produce a video, one minute or less, based on the theme, ‘If you could tell a consumer one thing, what would it be?’ Those entering the contest must be […] Read more

Ag students can win $1,500 award

Application deadline is May 5

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications are being accepted for the 2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students. There are three awards (first place is worth $1,500) for the best responses to this question: Certain segments of the general public question the way food is produced, and have misgivings about the use of new technology. What concrete steps would you, as […] Read more

farmer raising his arms in success

Study finds seven practices drive farm business success

Reading Time: < 1 minute Successful farmers in Canada use seven business management practices that set them apart, according to a newly released study commissioned by Agri-Food Management Institute and Farm Management Canada. The Dollars and Sense report listed the top seven practices that drive farm financial success: Never stop learning; Make business decisions using accurate financial data; Seek the […] Read more

Awards competition for ag students

Students can gain up to $1,500 towards their education

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ag students can gain up to $1,500 towards their education in the Excellence Award for Agricultural Students competition. The award from Farm Management Canada and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs encourages agricultural students to enhance their communication skills and raise awareness of the importance of farm business management. Entrants must submit a […] Read more

Video contest for young farmers

Video contest for young farmers

Grab your camera and tell people Y WE FARM!

Reading Time: < 1 minute What does the future of Canadian agriculture look like to you? Farm Management Canada is looking for videos from young farmers (aged 20 to 40) on that theme. Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg on Nov. 19-21. Videos must be one minute or less, titled “Y WE FARM […] Read more