Impact Farming

Impact Farming

Welcome to Impact Farming, a podcast show dedicated to helping Canadian farmers excel in the business of farming. Our goal at Impact Farming is to introduce our audience, Canadian Farmers, to the people and ideas that are going to make an impact on their farm business. Host Tracy Brunet chats with today’s most successful farm advisors and industry leaders to bring our audience the best and most important ideas. This show is designed to bring Canadian farmers impactful farm business information that can be consumed on the go.... Show More

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In this week’s episode, “2019 FCC Land Values Report,” Tracy speaks with JP Gervais about Farm Credit Canada’s most recent annual report.

In this annual interview, Tracy interviews JP about the 2019 Canadian Farmland Values. They cover the overall national value, review provincial standouts, and discuss the economic factors that have played into creating these cooling values. In the midst of COVID19, Tracy asks JP his thoughts on h...

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In this week’s episode, "Understanding AgriStability” Tracy speaks to Justin Chaput from Talbot & Associates about the AgiStability program.

Of the two programs, AgriStability can be considered the more complicated of the two programs. Both AgriInvest and AgriStability are a joint federal, provincial, and territorial business risk management program and AgriStability is a margin-based program that provides support when you ...

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AgriInvest is a Business Risk Management Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Is your farm enrolled in AgriInvest already? If not, this episode is for you. Tracy and Justin dive into what the program is all about, who does and does not qualify, how it works, what are participation costs, and much more. While this program offers what is essentially “free” money for Canadian farmers, there are a few ins and outs to th...

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In this week’s episode, “A Tale of Two Brains,” Tracy speaks with Gerry Friesen about the farmer’s brain on anxiety.

Many are finding as we move further into the Covid-19 experience, our anxiety levels are increasing daily. If you are experiencing this, you are not alone. In this episode, Tracy and Gerry speak about some of the additional challenges that the agriculture industry is facing due to the COVID crisis.

Gerry reveals what...

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With the COVID19 pandemic, farmers are once again in the spotlight, this time as the shining stars as consumers experience a very sudden wakeup call on just how much we have all taken our amazing food system for granted. In this interview, Kelly shares some fantastic tips and resources than can help farmers more successfully communicate our farming story to our customers. At a time like this, when we have an opportunity to tell our...

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Ashlyn is a farm girl, adventurer, speaker and writer for her popular travel blog, “The Lost Girl’s Guide to Finding the World.”

From scaling mountains over 6000 metres and encountering avalanches and erupting volcanoes along the way to flying in a military jet with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (for fun), Ashlyn’s taste for unique adventures has carried her around the world to 60 countries and all 7 continents with a suitcase full...

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Tracy interviewed Dr. Tom Deans at the FCC Young Farmer Summit in Winnipeg after he gave his presentation about transitioning the family farm to a group of eager young farmers. To open the discussion, Tracy asked Tom what farmers were doing wrong when it comes to farm transition. “I think what farmers are doing wrong when it comes to transitioning the farm is….they are doing nothing,” he conceded.

Tom confidently stated that he bel...

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Tracy caught up with Stephanie at the FCC Young Farmer Summit in Winnipeg after her presentation to a room full of eager young farmers about managing cash flow on their farm. This event was one of the many stops on their cross Canada tour, and Tracy was more than excited to interview Stephanie on her expertise…money and cash flow management.

When the economy gets tough, unfortunately, so does farm cash flow as well. Because farming...

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Tracy caught up with Stephanie at the FCC Young Farmer Summit in Winnipeg after her presentation to a room full of eager young farmers about managing cash flow on their farm. This event was one of the many stops on their cross Canada tour, and Tracy was more than excited to interview Stephanie on her expertise…money and cash flow management.

When the economy gets tough, unfortunately, so does farm cash flow as well. Because farming...

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Tracy caught up with Stephanie at the FCC Young Farmer Summit in Winnipeg after her presentation to a room full of eager young farmers about managing cash flow on their farm. This event was one of the many stops on their cross Canada tour, and Tracy was more than excited to interview Stephanie on her expertise…money and cash flow management.

When the economy gets tough, unfortunately, so does farm cash flow as well. Because farming...

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If you farm in Canada or the United States, chances are you may already be using their insurance or have heard a lot about it. So, who are they and what do they do? Global Ag Risk Solutions is a new, private, revenue-based risk management solution backed by a major Canadian insurer, and they say their insurance does what no other insurance can do.

As part of our risk management series, Tracy is excited to chat with Dave and find ou...

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What would happen to your farming operation if the worst were to happen? Not a question that most people like thinking about, especially at a time like this. This is a subject that should be taken seriously to ensure that our family and our farm are taken care of once we are gone. It's estimated that almost half of our population does not have a will, and the half that does, many of their wills are incredibly outdated.

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Join Tracy and Dave in this three-part interview as they take a look at the current farming economy and discuss why now, more than ever, farmers need to be marketing their grain as the key strategy to unlocking higher profits on their farming operation. They discuss the obstacles that farmers often face when it comes to marketing their grain, and why these common behaviors tend to cause farmers to freeze up and miss securing higher...

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Join Tracy and Dave in this three-part interview as they take a look at the current farming economy and discuss why now, more than ever, farmers need to be marketing their grain as the key strategy to unlocking higher profits on their farming operation. They discuss the obstacles that farmers often face when it comes to marketing their grain, and why these common behaviors tend to cause farmers to freeze up and miss securing higher...

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Join Tracy and Dave in this three-part interview as they take a look at the current farming economy and discuss why now, more than ever, farmers need to be marketing their grain as the key strategy to unlocking higher profits on their farming operation. They discuss the obstacles that farmers often face when it comes to marketing their grain, and why these common behaviors tend to cause farmers to freeze up and miss securing higher...

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In this three-part episode, we begin with an outlook of today’s farming economy. In the second part, Tracy and Peter explore each of the tools available and complete the segment with a discussion on how the tools can complement each other. In the third and final part, they explore the question ‘What’s Right for My Farming Operation?” They discuss the adoption rate of the most common programs, why farmers might not use these tools, ...

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In this three-part episode, we begin with an outlook of today’s farming economy. In the second part, Tracy and Peter explore each of the tools available and complete the segment with a discussion on how the tools can complement each other. In the third and final part, they explore the question ‘What’s Right for My Farming Operation?” They discuss the adoption rate of the most common programs, why farmers might not use these tools, ...

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In this three-part episode, we begin with an outlook of today’s farming economy. In the second part, Tracy and Peter explore each of the tools available and complete the segment with a discussion on how the tools can complement each other. In the third and final part, they explore the question ‘What’s Right for My Farming Operation?” They discuss the adoption rate of the most common programs, why farmers might not use these tools, ...

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As a leadership expert and coach for farmers, Kelly helps farmers develop themselves so that they can better manage and grow their farming operations. We start with leadership development and why it’s so essential for today’s farmer. We quickly dive into whether or not the next generation is even ready to take over the farming operation. Some of the questions asked are:

  • Are we doing a better job now of mentoring the incoming genera...
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    Known to his 300,000+ followers on YouTube as the “Millennial Farmer,” Zach is a 5th-generation farmer who’s spent his life growing, working, and learning on his family’s farm. Join Tracy and Zach as they speak about all things farming and agvocating. They chat about #Harvest19, flat corn and then really dive into agvocating, and why he decided to start his YouTube channel.

     

    In traditional Zach style, you will be entertained, ...

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