Health & Environment

As a farm operator, there are strategies you can employ to help ensure the safety and well-being of your workers, whether they live in the next town over or overseas.

Rejean Pommainville is aging at the same pace as anyone else but he seems to feel it faster, which is painful for his wife Barbara Pommainville too, who can’t do anything to help him. All because of a farm injury.

You know your farm like the back of your hand; but the same can’t be said for many of your workers, especially if they are young, new, or returning after a time away.

The owners of a Chilliwack, British Columbia nursery owe at least part of their success to a family legacy of farm safety innovation.

You would probably do just about anything to keep your kids safe on the farm. That’s what over 90% of Canada’s farmers said in a farm safety  survey conducted by FCC in 2011. But how do you know what to do?

Safety planning on the farm is getting some attention this year from Alberta producers thanks in part to a farm safety plan pilot project and some willing volunteers. Two of those guinea pigs include Terry and Humphrey Banack of Roundhill, Alberta.

It’s no secret that a serious farm injury or fatality can be devastating emotionally and financially to a farm operation and farm family. But it’s never going to happen to you. Right?

When you focus on safety, says Yannick Lavoie, you’ll also find efficiencies.

According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting data, animal-related injuries are the leading cause of non-machine related farm fatalities in Canada. Between 1990 and 2008, there were 123 animal related deaths in Canada.

It wasn’t until Stutt headed off to university – where he got his degree in development studies – that he began to consider a career in ag.

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Why do so many family businesses have a hard time starting the tough conversations they KNOW they need to have?

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This guide has been developed in cooperation by the following partners: Manitoba Family Services and Labour, Workplace Safety and Health; Keystone...

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FMC’s 2nd annual National Farm Business Management Innovation Roundtable took place in...

The National Farm Business Management Innovation Roundtable took place at Farm Management Canada’s Annual General Meeting on June 13, 2012....

This study examines the broad range of factors driving farm management decisions that can improve the environment, including drawing on the...

In 2011, FMC commissioned a Report on the Farm Business Management Needs of Canadian Farmers as an internal document to help steer FMC's...

Bioenergy is often considered a green alternative to oil. With the aim to validate this idea, the authors of this report evaluated the...

Researchers say Western Australian farms may be able to survive as financially sound businesses despite the challenge of climate change, however a minority will risk going bankrupt if warming and drying trends continue.

Blog by Tom Phillips from the Centre of Excellence in Farm Business Management Massey & Lincoln Universities New Zealand ex Pasture based Dairy Consultant & Group Facilitator in UK.

As stresses on global food production start to take effect, crop and varietal diversity could enhance options for future food security.

Audio podcasts on numerous subjects, including personal & family financial literacy, board governance, estate planning, leadership, facilitation, conflict management, horticulture, and more.

Farms are a dangerous place for children. Take steps now to make your farm child proof.

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This animated film demonstrates best practices that can be adopted to reduce the carbon footprint of potato production and supply. The scope of...

 

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