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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

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Report links business management, mental health of farmers

Farm women, young farmers report higher levels of stress, difficulties coping

Ottawa — A new report from Farm Management Canada (FMC) calls for action after determining 75 per cent of Canadian farmers reported being moderately to highly stressed about unpredictable interference, workload pressure and financial pressures. But how a farmer plans his or her business — and associated risks — can help lower that statistic. The […] 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


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

Farm managers seek a few good aggies for awards

Farm managers seek a few good aggies for awards

Agriculture students may be eligible for financial encouragement to improve their communication, critical thinking and leadership skills through Farm Management Canada’s national awards program. FMC and the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP) recently opened the 2015-16 edition of their Excellence Award for Agricultural Students, with a top prize of $1,500. The awards […] Read more