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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

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

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

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

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