GFM Network News


Farm management scholarship available

Application deadline is Sept. 15

Canadian farmers have an opportunity to win the Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship to attend the Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management (CTEAM) program. The program offers detailed financial, marketing and human relations management skills for producers, who use their own operation as a case study. It is put on by Agri-Food Management Excellence, the […] Read more

Workshops on succession planning

Alberta Agriculture is sponsoring two-day farm transition and succession workshops in January and February. “The January session will be led by the Alberta Business Family Institute,” said provincial farm business management specialist Dean Dyck. “Topics include gathering information, evaluating financial needs, designing a succession and estate plan, and family communication.” Day 2 in February will […] Read more


Study finds seven practices drive farm business success

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

Wide range of speakers coming to canola meetings

Alberta Canola Producers Commission meetings will run from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1

Agronomy, marketing, and farm business management will be in the spotlight at Alberta Canola Producers Commission growing meetings next month. The commission has lined up 18 speakers, with four of them giving presentations at each of the dozen meetings being run from Nov. 17 to Dec. 1. ‘Creditor proofing,’ price protection strategies, global demand for […] Read more


The late Bob Ross


Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship created

Alberta producer Mike Kalisvaart pays tribute to 
business management expert and teacher

A new scholarship is being offered to farmers who want to improve their farm business management skills. The Robert L. Ross Memorial Scholarship offers free tuition to the CTEAM (Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management) program and up to $4,000 towards travel expenses. “Bob Ross was instrumental in the creation of CTEAM,” said Heather Broughton, […] Read more