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Cats and Can Openers

A model for managing complex change ‘It’s hard to herd the cats until they hear the sound of the can opener.’ I heard this expression for the first time this week at a seed industry meeting – the last in a series of stakeholder consultations about…READ MORE

Making Agriculture and Rural Communities Resilient to Climate Change

Are food producers and the people who represent the communities they live in doing enough to prepare for the impacts of climate change? There’s evidence that many people in the farming industry and rural communities have yet to embrace climate concern. In early January, for example,…READ MORE

Social Licence Provides Foundation for Agriculture Growth

In Canada, food and agriculture maintains a unique social license that plays a tremendous role in how we farm and produce food. Social license can be simply defined as a level of public trust that allows farmers and food producers to operate. We’re expected to do…READ MORE

Value Stream Mapping

Do you know how you farm? That’s a question farmers should ask themselves when looking to improve how they manage their operations. One of the ways farmers can answer the question is to create a Value Stream Map (VSM). Quite simply, VSM is a way to…READ MORE

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