Surrounded by professionals

This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. ALTONA, Man. — It’s a busy day at B and S Farm, with Eldon Klippenstein on the phone with his broker, hedging 2016-17 […] Read more


Modern ag

This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. Surrounded by professionals – ALTONA, Man. — It’s a busy day at B and S Farm, with Eldon Klippenstein on the phone with his broker, hedging 2016-17 corn. He’s […] Read more


Mentors around every corner

Part 4: This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. The best advice on how to become a pro farmer might not come from another farmer but from the business […] Read more



VIDEO: Workplace safety in the spotlight

This is part of a series exploring how farmers, ag consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. This week: The importance of farm safety training to keep employees safe, and the farms viable.

This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. Young farmers expect to learn a lot about soil science, plant science, farm management and animal production when they attend university to […] Read more


VIDEO: U of M re-engineers ag program

This is part of a series exploring how farmers, 
ag consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. 


This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. Garrett Sawatzky wasn’t the model of today’s professional farmer when he entered the University of Manitoba’s agriculture diploma program. “I was a […] Read more



Making sense of the numbers

This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. TUXFORD, Sask. — Bartt Chute hates looking at some of this year’s production and profitability numbers on his farm. It’s break-even at […] Read more


Industry seeks new generation of advisers for complex farms

This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. Farmers and rural communities are bewildered by the digital, economic, technological and demographic revolutions that have swept the world in the last […] Read more


Farmers should increase focus on long-term goals

This series looks at how farmers, agriculture consultants and service providers are professionalizing agriculture by integrating the many skills required by today’s complex and challenging industry. You can follow the entire series here. Many farms are multi-million dollar businesses, but aren’t acting like it. It’s a situation that can occur when a business, especially a […] Read more