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Why Owning Land is still a Goal

June 5, 2021

Owning farmland is a key factor of success. It is after all, hard to farm without land outside of the greenhouse sector. Without continued access to farmland, a farm operation’s lifespan is perilous. There are only really two options for access to farmland, ownership and leasing. And one of those is currently more advantageous and […]

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Humans tend to be short-sighted creatures. Have you ever imagined what the world would look like if we had centuries to life, like the mythical beings in a novel? What would you change if a year because a month in the span of your life? Humans are incredibly short-sighted beings. There’s plenty of evidence of […]

Think Long Term

April 13, 2021

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Farming without Credit

March 9, 2021

Farming is generally a capital intensive venture and if you have read some of the other blog posts, you’ll know my number one recommendation is sticking to a budget. There is a story behind that, a personal one. I farm without a line of credit. There is no operating loan, no credit card or demand […]

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Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2021. This blog is almost a year old, that seems crazy! Looking back, it appears that those posts that involved detailed numbers are well-liked so to start the year off, I’m going to bring FIRE to the discussion. FIRE is not about literally burning anything. It is a personal […]

Farming and F.I.R.E.

January 16, 2021

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Animal Identification

December 14, 2020

If you farm livestock, record-keeping of animal performance is an important task. It’s the first step towards overall herd management. It’s hard to manage what you don’t know. For most livestock, there are also traceability requirements. Tracking your animals can be as complex as you want it to be. I will be omitting the exact […]

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A common requirement when working on financing is the statement of net worth which is also known as the balance sheet. In its simplest form, the balance sheet shows what assets you own compared to the debt you have. Being able to write out your statement of net worth is an important step in the […]

Net Worth & Balance Sheets

November 4, 2020

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Farm Start-Up Ideas

October 15, 2020

Starting your own farm can daunting and also at times feel impossible if you are looking on Realtor.ca. Seeing the price tag of a farm can definitely make it feel like an overwhelming hurdle. If you have read several other posts here at The Farming Frontiers, you might know that I suggest considering starting a […]

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Farming is a long-haul business. There is no “get-rich-quick” option. There are no guarantees and no fail-safe methods. I am a huge advocate for having a detailed business plan with full financials, following it and amending it as needed. However, there are always situations where you need to react and make a decision quickly. This […]

Fast Math in Farming

September 9, 2020

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Balancing Feed Rations

August 3, 2020

The largest variable expense on a farm is the feed costs. Typically feed costs are what will make or break your farm as they are the single biggest expenditure for most livestock operation. In an already strange year, complete with less than awesome weather patterns, feed costs are all over the map. Maintaining oversight and […]

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Hay Stockpiled

It’s that time of year, haying season is in full swing with the second cut underway across most of Ontario and Quebec. If you are in the parts of eastern Canada that are in a drought (which is basically 80% of the entire region east of Manitoba), you’ve probably been eyeing up your hay stockpiles. […]

Calculating Hay Needs

July 19, 2020

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