Liquid Gold – Koopmans Mountain Maple

Liquid Gold - Koopmans Mountain Maple Being the best in the business certainly requires dedication to perfection, yet it doesn't take away from Carrie Koopmans’ main priority. By Phil Norton For Carrie Koopmans the road to success isn't paved with gold. In fact, the side road through their family's farm is a bumpy, muddy lane where you better have four-wheel drive just after snow-melt. [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

The Connection Between Accountability and Motivation

The Connection Between Accountability and Motivation By Sarah McVanel A major question I am getting lately is how do we hold people accountable in our remote covıd world of work? What worries me is that it stems from a belief: if I recognize somebody, they will become complacent and think that there’s nothing to improve. Here’s how I’d like to flip it. If they [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

An Ode to Amazing Ag Women

An Ode Amazing Ag Women A Reminder to Own Your Brilliance and Let It Shine When you choose to stand in your brilliance rather than downplay it, you strengthen your self-confidence, self-esteem, and belief in self. By Michelle Cederberg Even though I live in the city, or maybe because of it, I have a profound amount of respect for women in agriculture. In all [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Touch Points: 5 Ways to Stay in Touch with your Business Contacts

Touch Points: 5 Ways to Stay in Touch with your Business Contacts By Lauren Sergy “How has it been so long since we’ve spoken?” “Wow – I blinked and a whole year has gone past.” “We really do need to talk more often.” With a million things on our plate, staying in touch with our business colleagues can be tricky. But good relationships depend [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

How to avoid these body language traps

How to avoid these body language traps By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. If you think that body language is an “interesting” topic for women leaders -- think again. Nonverbal communication skills are not only interesting, they are a crucial part of developing positive professional relationships, bonding with team members, presenting ideas with optimal impact, and being perceived as having leadership presence. Here are six [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Energize and Lead|

Here’s what women entrepreneurs need to know about succession planning

Here’s what women entrepreneurs need to know about succession planning You should have a successor in mind for both the short- and long-term and consider the needs for the company's future. By Devin St. Louis | Advertorial In 2018 Federal budget, Ottawa announced increased support for female entrepreneurs as part of a broader effort to tighten up the gender gap in the economy. And [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Your Dollar|

The Reading Room: August 2021

The Reading Room: August 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! Here is another great read - Michelle Cederberg’s [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: The Reading Room|

Products we like: August 2021

Products we like: August 2021 Three Farmer Foods I had the pleasure of meeting Natasha and Elysia when they spoke at Advancing Women Conferences and shared their story of starting their business producing great products. Three Farmers, Two Sisters, One Vision: Three Farmers Foods is founded by an ‘all grit, no quit’ team of farmers and sisters on a mission to [...]

August 1st, 2021|Categories: Products We Like|

Waking up and doing what you love

Waking up and doing what you love  By Myrna Stark Leader  |   Photo Credit: Sarah McAtee Until 2019, Janel Delage’s life resembled an agricultural Hallmark movie. As a youngster actively involved in farm life on her parent’s grain farm at Ridgedale, Sask., she had the confidence to follow her goals. “My parents said, ‘You can do whatever you want to do,’ and really meant [...]

July 4th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|

Bringing her experience to the table

Bringing her experience to the table Rancher Cherie Copithorne-Barnes discusses the diverse opportunities that have shaped her perspectives when taking on leadership roles  By Piper Whelan When Cherie Copithorne-Barnes first served on an industry organization board in her early 20s, she already possessed a wealth of knowledge in working through difficult situations. After going through the ordeal of being publicly sued by neighbours over range [...]

July 4th, 2021|Categories: Living Their Best Lives|