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6 Pieces of Yoda Wisdom For Farmers

What can Yoda teach you about farming? Apparently, a lot. It turns out the wisdom of your favourite Jedi Master is pretty far-reaching. Below are six lessons from the little green fella that will resonate with your farming operation:       1. “Do or do not…there is no try.” – Yoda Limbo is a […]

When Your Workers Are Family…

  Alberta farmers feel like they’re in a fight for their farming lives. At the moment, the issue is Bill 6 – the “EnhancedProtection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act”,  intended to protect the basic rights of farm and ranch workers. But many rural Albertans are concerned about what this legislation will mean for the […]

I Decided That I Would Farm For One More Year…

Mike Kozlowski is an incredible young farmer near Red Deer, Alberta and he’s also a good friend of ours, an inspiration to many others in the farming community, and a passionate producer of healthy food for his local community and customers.  A few days ago, he publicly shared a deeply personal insight into the struggles […]

Farms the Way You’ve Never Seen Them Before!

Technology has been a major force in being able to farm more effectively and efficiently. Here are 6 videos demonstrating the beauty of agriculture that can be captured with personal farm drones! 1. Captivating footage of one family farm using their personal drone.   2. Drone footage of Bristle Farm’s 2014 whole corn harvesting process! […]

Go Ahead, Be Hard On Your Beliefs

  “We must think critically, and not just about the ideas of others. Be hard on your beliefs. Take them out onto the verandah and beat them with a cricket bat. Be intellectually rigorous. Identify your biases, your prejudices, your privilege.” – Tim Minchin What we believe is important – really important, for that matter. […]

5 Things Every Producer Needs To Know Before Selling Cattle Online

Marketing cattle online is becoming the next big thing in our industry, but with so many gadgets, services and technology available today it can be overwhelming where to even begin. So we talked to David Moss, co-founder of Agriclear, to help us hack into what buyers are actually looking for when purchasing your cattle online, and how […]

Increasing Your Brand Awareness Is Good Farm Marketing

Make A Stencil: Increasing Your Brand Awareness Is Good Farm Marketing Article by John Suscovich from Farm Marketing Solutions Your farm is your brand, and your brand is your farm. It is always good practice to increase your brand awareness. This is particularly true when you are starting a farm. On my farm and off I am always […]

What Can Farmers & Small Towns Gain Through Using Social Media?

More than 100 million people are said to be using Twitter. With all the buzz around the service – challenges about how many followers people have, tweeted photos appearing on the big screen in major stadiums, and every business having a twitter icon on their homepage – one would have to wonder what would small […]

How to Tell your Farm Story using Social Media

  We Are Our Own Gatekeepers Just a decade ago, the media was dominated by a few (very loud) voices. We watched the TV news at 5 p.m. and read the newspaper over coffee. If, as a farmer or a manufacturer or an inventor, we wanted to tell our story, we wrote up a press […]