Business Structures

January 30, 2020

Unless you are planning on having a hobby farm or simply want to live in the country, starting your farm is essentially starting up your own business. You are an entrepreneur just as much as the shopkeeper on Main Street. This means you should seriously consider how you intend to structure your business before making […]

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Cape Breton

One of the regions of Canada that still offers an opportunity to purchase affordable land and start a farm business is the Maritimes. I would like to give a huge thank you to Kim Waalderbos for her assistance in putting together this resource guide to farming in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Let’s start with […]

Farming in New Brunswick & Nova Scotia

January 26, 2020

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Scenario Planning

January 24, 2020

On the weekend I released the Budget Primer which outlined the very barebones basics of budgets. Part of the process of budgeting is to do your research. Without research, you’re bowling in the dark, you have no idea what to expect and how to manage your risks. As a farmer, a major risk you will […]

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Arguably one of my favourite words is budgets. The official definition of the word “budget” is an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time. A budget is simply research and thoughtful decision-making on money. It gives you the ability to foresee big issues and find solutions before you have a crisis. […]

The Budget Primer

January 19, 2020

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Farm Purchase Price Budget

January 15, 2020

Today on your way to work you drove past a “For Sale” sign for a neighbour’s farm. And now you’ve spent the rest of the day daydreaming about how cool it would be if you could buy that farm. Or any farm really. You read the purchase guide but you still are not quite sure […]

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After much research and consideration, you want to add sheep to your farm. The barn is ready, you have feed on hand and you’re excited to find your sheep… now what? Sourcing There are a number of places and ways you can find sheep to buy: Kijiji and online ads – ah yes, Kijiji sheep. […]

Purchasing livestock: Sheep

January 6, 2020

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