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RBC Mind Your Farm Business Podcast Series

You can pick up a great new idea in a matter of minutes. Sometimes, though, it’s important to dig a little deeper. The RBC Mind Your Farm Business podcast series lets you do that.

Podcast Topics Description Duration Podcast/Transcript
The Benefits of Mentorship
Fitting Technology to Your Farm
Finding a mentor you can admire, respect and learn from can help you grow a successful ag operation—and the learning often goes both ways. Long-time ag expert Deb Stark joins Lyndsey Smith to discuss ways both mentors and mentees can benefit from a strong relationship with clear goals and healthy boundaries. 19 m Listen to PodcastEpisode 37: The Benefits of Mentorship Read Transcript Episode 37: The Benefits of Mentorship
Fitting Technology to Your Farm
Fitting Technology to Your Farm
The adoption of new technologies in agriculture has been increasing at a rapid pace—with varying degrees of success. Agrologist and agriculture technology leader Rob Saik joins us to discuss the process of evaluating and integrating new technology for your farm business to ensure your time, money and energy are being invested wisely. 18 m Listen to PodcastEpisode 36: Fitting Technology to Your Farm Read Transcript Episode 36: Fitting Technology to Your Farm
Self Care
Self Care
We often talk about the health of our farm businesses, but what about the health of ourselves? Personal health is one of the most important factors in ensuring the health of any business – if you aren’t healthy, it’s harder to deal with stress, make the right decisions and just be a better farm manager. Check out this episode as Shaun Haney dives into the importance of self-care with guest speaker, Chip Eichelberger. 23 m Listen to PodcastEpisode 35: Self Care Read Transcript Episode 35: Self Care
Sweat Equity
Human Resources
The desire for equality and fairness can lead to stress and conflict when dealing with the complex considerations that apply to the transfer of a family farm. In this week’s podcast, Family Farm Coach and Succession Expert Elaine Froese joins Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney to talk about contributions vs. compensation and how sweat equity factors into farm succession planning. 22 m Listen to PodcastEpisode 34: Sweat Equity Read Transcript Episode 34: Sweat Equity
Starting the Succession Discussion
Human Resources
Some farm succession plans hit a wall before they even get started simply because the older generation doesn’t want to talk about it. Listen to this podcast to find out where to begin with your parents, how to talk about farm transition, how to make sure both the “upstarts” and “old farts” have their say, and, hopefully—how to keep the family farm alive. 18 m Listen to PodcastEpisode 33: Starting the Succession Discussion Read Transcript Episode 33: Starting the Succession Discussion
Cultivating Public Trust in Canadian Agriculture
Human Resources
As consumers become more interested in how their food is grown, produced and brought to market, producers have a role to play in creating confidence and trust in Canada’s food system. In this week’s podcast, Crystal Mackay of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity joins Real Agriculture’s Shaun Haney to discuss public trust in Canadian agriculture. 14 m Listen to PodcastEpisode 32: Cultivating Public Trust in Canadian Agriculture Read Transcript Episode 32: Cultivating Public Trust in Canadian Agriculture
Human Resources
Human Resources
When you think farming, human resources is likely not the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s a topic more farmers should spend time on. HR can help you find success in business and build a strong team. Shaun Haney talks with four Canadian farmers about human resources. From livestock to cash croppers across Canada, Shaun will discuss HR planning, acquiring and keeping talent, and performance evaluation. Find out why shooting from the hip might not work for the long term. 35 m Listen to PodcastHuman Resources Read Transcript Human Resources
Tax Changes - When and Why to Incorporate Your Farm
Tax Changes - When and Why to Incorporate Your Farm
Shaun Haney talks with Dean Kippenstine from Meyers Norris Penny about the federal governments proposed tax changes and how that will impact Canada’s farm businesses. They provide listeners with some guidance about what it actually means, what you need to know and how it could change when or why you incorporate your farm business. 15 m Listen to Podcast# Read Transcript #
Planning Your Successful Farm Business
Planning Your Successful Farm Business
Everyone’s version – or vision – of success is different. Once you know what that looks like for you and your farm business, you’ll need a concrete plan to turn that vision into reality. Tune in to this episode of Mind Your Farm Business to hear Kelvin Heppner and Dean Klippenstine run down the benefits of farm business planning. 23 m Listen to PodcastRisk Management Strategies Read Transcript Risk Management Strategies
Handing Over The Reins
Handing Over The Reins
One day, somebody other than you will be running your farm. If that thought gives you goosebumps or – worse yet – if you’ve never thought about it before, you won’t want to miss this podcast. Shaun Haney and Dick Wittman look at family farm succession through the lens of the senior, or “outgoing” generation. 24 m Listen to PodcastThe Funeral Home – Succession Planning Read Transcript The Funeral Home – Succession Planning
Minding the Generation Gap in Succession Planning
Minding the Generation Gap in Succession Planning
You may have dreamed of the day when your son, daughter or other junior partner would take over the farm business. But that dream can devolve into a nightmare when trying to balance both parties’ best interests with what is best for the business. In this Mind your Farm Business podcast, Shaun Haney and Carolyn Rodenberg discuss generational perspectives in family farm succession planning, particularly from the viewpoint of the younger partner. 20 m Listen to PodcastThe Funeral Home – Succession Planning Read Transcript The Funeral Home – Succession Planning
The Funeral Home – Succession Planning
The Funeral Home – Succession Planning
Nobody really wants to talk about it, but you can’t leave the discussion about what happens to your family farm until your funeral. In this episode, guest Jolene Brown joins us to talk about how to “honour the family by doing the business right.” This means having a well thought-out family farm succession plan—and some frank conversations before it’s too late. 9 m Listen to PodcastThe Funeral Home – Succession Planning Read Transcript The Funeral Home – Succession Planning
Relating to Risk
Relating to Risk
Running a farm without any risk might sound heavenly, but with no risk, there is often no reward. In fact, risk and opportunity are so closely tied together that sometimes taking no risks is the riskiest thing of all! Confused? Don’t worry—in this episode of Mind Your Farm Business, Gwen Paddock will walk (and talk) us through how to manage the upsides and downsides of both financial and business risk on the farm. 13 m Listen to PodcastRelating to Risk Read Transcript Relating to Risk
Risk Management Strategies
Risk Management Strategies
As farmers, you’re used to dealing with a certain amount of risk in everything from the weather forecast to global markets, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave your future to the fates. In this week’s podcast, Shaun Haney and Kristjan Hebert talk about what we can and can’t control, and strategies for managing risk accordingly. 13 m Listen to PodcastRisk Management Strategies Read Transcript Risk Management Strategies

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