More than Good enough

Merle Good
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Farm finance expert Merle Good has been recognized for his work in advancing agricultural business management practices by being named this year’s winner of the Wilson Loree Award.

The former provincial tax specialist has “a passion for farm management,” said Rick Taillieu, who nominated Good on behalf of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission.

Good, who retired from the civil service in 2014, now works as a consultant; is a frequent speaker on topics such as business structures and succession planning; and is known for his lively presentations and down-to-earth practical advice. He is also known for helping others in his field, including working on an annual tax update for professionals in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Loree, the retired head of the province’s ag business management division, presented his former colleague with the award, created by Farm Management Canada, at the organization’s recent conference in Calgary.

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