There are 3 Things that Every Succession Plan Needs – The First is Time

This month, I had the opportunity to attend the Leading Edge Farm Management Conference in Red Deer, Alberta. Because of my interest in becoming more involved with my family farm, my mentor, Allison Ammeter, told me about the conference and highly recommended that I go. She told me that she had attended the event in the past and found it very worthwhile. She also emphasized that it can take a long time to put a succession plan in place, so it is never too early to start. This is a sentiment that has been echoed frequently as I delve into the expansive territory of succession planning. Although I am not yet in a position to move to the farm full-time, let alone take over, the importance of th

Life in the fast lane (or conference season)

Since my last blog post, I have been busy attending several conferences and courses... tis the season! In January, I attended Agronomy Update, where I had the opportunity to hear several great presentations on current agronomic research and trends in Alberta. Next was Farmtech, where I was able to hear my mentor, Matt Hamill, speak on a panel of young farmers, along with several other great speakers. This event was also a great networking opportunity, as I caught up with Matt, as well as some other mentees in the program. I have also attended parts one and two of the three part leadership course offered through AdvancingAg. In this course, I am learning about different personality types, and

Highlights of AdvancingAg

At the moment of writing 2018 is well underway and we are over halfway with the AdvancingAg program. It has been quite an eventful summer, fall and winter for me with lots of opportunities thanks to this mentorship program. One of my main objectives for this program is to establish a network in the agricultural industry in Western Canada, as that takes a bit of extra effort being an international student, as well as figuring out how I can give back to the agricultural sector in Canada once school is finished. The AdvancingAg mentorship program has been really helpful in this, and I was able to have different conversations about agriculture in general and what it takes to be in different role

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