A force to be reckoned with in the wine industry

A force to be reckoned with in the wine industry “The biggest challenge of managing a business is managing the people. Even though it’s easier to do it yourself, team members can bring something new to the table. Give people the room, allow people to make mistakes.” By Phil Norton Viticulture is Latin for wine-growing, and when you say it like that it’s clearly [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

Get your ducks in a row!

Get your ducks in a row! “The willingness to work together and ability to be open is critical to our success,” Debbie Conzelmann says. “None of us on our own would be as incredible as we are together.” By Catalina Margulis Although Debbi Conzelmann and her three sisters were born and raised on their family farm in Stouffville, Ontario, they did not intentionally plan [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

Mental Health: Powerful Reminder

Mental Health: Powerful Reminder Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness. -Inscription on Mental Health Bell By Beverly Beuermann-King The Story - The Mental Health Bell During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

How to make a positive impression in seven seconds

How to make a positive impression in seven seconds Seven simple and powerful ways to make a positive first impression By Carol Kinsey-Goman You’re at an AWC conference and you turn to the stranger standing next to you. In that first seven seconds your brain makes a thousand computations: Is she someone to approach or to avoid? Is she trustworthy? Is she confident? Is [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Virtual Meeting Stress is More Rampant Than Ever. Here’s What You Can Do About It.

Virtual Meeting Stress is More Rampant Than Ever. Here’s What You Can Do About It. Help get everyone on board and foster better habits across your organization By Lauren Sergy Do you remember when the term “Zoom fatigue” started filtering through our collective business consciousness? It became a hot topic starting around April 2020, as we settled into the collective stress and monotony of [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Why women need to be more proactive with their brain health

Why women need to be more proactive with their brain health While Canadian women tend to live about five years longer than men, research shows females account for about 70 percent of people living with dementia and brain-aging diseases. By Devin St. Louis | Advertorial The World Health Organization (WHO) describes dementia as a deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Your Dollar|

The Reading Room: October 2021

The Reading Room: October 2021 Discover books you’ll love here! What should you read next? If you have any suggestions of books that we can list, just send your suggestion to imeck@farmmedia.com and tell us why you love this book! Here are a couple of book recommendations that we have for you! The Silo Effect by Gillian Tett One of [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: The Reading Room|

Products we like: October 2021

Products we like: October 2021   Craft Beef believes in showcasing the best farms and ranches in Alberta and Canada and provides a delivery service right to your door. "We believe in showcasing the best farms and ranches in Alberta and in Canada and work to provide easy access for customers to choose and purchase natural proteins, while maintaining and promoting [...]

October 10th, 2021|Categories: Products We Like|

Redefining success, Growing things she loves

Redefining success, Growing things she loves Vicki Emlaw knows what success means — growing heirloom tomatoes and working barefoot in the soil. She went to the top of her game and to the bottom to find it. Now she runs a gardening operation that pays and makes her happy — on her terms. By Phil Norton It’s near the end of the Ontario winter, [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

From Columbia to Shaunavon – A high octane connection

From Columbia to Shaunavon – A high octane connection. By Catalina Margulis In a very small town called Shaunavon in Saskatchewan, a young woman dared to dream. After 14 years of cooking and waiting tables in restaurants, Kelsey Dawn Hedstrom finally decided to open her own eatery, the first of its kind in her town. This is where she grew up and has lived [...]

September 12th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|