On today's episode, Tracy speaks with Gerry Friesen to bring our audience back to back episodes focused on the heated topic of farm family conflict. In this particular episode, Tracy and Gerry focus on the "Conflict Between Farm Generations."
Why is it so hard for parents and children to work together? Farm "children" are eager for more responsibility, or they are just plain ready to take on the farm; however, the parents won't let go. Often farm "children" feel their parents don't respect them. Without communication or some dramatic event, the struggle continues on and on. Gerry states that for the family farm to successfully operate, a paradigm shift must occur from the parent and child relationship to that of a business relationship.
To better understand what causes conflict in the first place, Gerry speaks about generational differences between parents and children, conflict management styles, and communication tips that can help bridge the gap on family farms.
If you farm with family, you will definitely not want to miss this episode.
On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Elaine Froese to discuss the loaded topic of "Farm Family Conflict."
Whether it's open conflict or hidden resentments, Tracy's interview with Elaine Froese speaks about the importance of discussing the "undiscussables". Elaine shares "the unwritten rules" that are on every farm and dictate how the farm family functions and operates. She speaks about communication styles, negative & positive conflict behaviours and hot buttons. Have you ever noticed how your family knows your hot buttons so well?
Throughout the interview, Elaine shares some really amazing insights on how the differences between farm family members can cause conflict. She also goes onto share insights and tips on how we can start to change the way that our farm family deals with conflict in a more healthy manner going forward. If you work with family, you will not want to miss this episode.
On this episode of Impact Farming, Tracy Brunet sits down with Gerry Friesen to speak about Stress Management for Farmers.
Gerry is a Stress and Conflict Management Specialist and works with farmers in difficult and trying times. No stranger to the stress of farming himself, as a former hog producer, Gerry shares his wisdom with our audience. In today's episode, we discuss some of the main stressors in farming, we spotlight controllable stressors and Gerry shares some of his tried and true stress reduction tips and techniques.
Gerry's message to all is that many things are out of our control as farmers, however, there truly are so many decisions within our own power.
We are thankful to Gerry for joining us on the show and sharing his powerful message with our audience.
On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Dr. Brynn Winegard to discuss "Boost Your Brain."
In this special interview with Dr. Brynn, she shares the brain-based tips and tricks you need to know for higher motivation, productivity, and functionality in all you do. In particular, we speak directly to the challenges that our busy and overworked farmers face on a daily and seasonal basis. If you are one of those busy farmers yourself, you will not want to miss Dr. Brynn's vibrant and informative message.
On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Elaine Froese to discuss why "Farm Culture Beats Strategy."
Elaine defines Culture as the invisible glue that holds a business or a family team together. She states that agriculture is definitely a culture. Elaine has created a three-part framework to help our viewers learn about and create a strong culture on their farm.
Throughout the interview, Elaine shares some really amazing insights on how the differences between farm family team members can either cause challenges and/or complement each other to build an even stronger farm family team. Awareness is the key.
Do you farm with family members? Whether it's your spouse or a multigeneration farm family, please do yourself a favour and watch this episode. The principles within Elaine's message can mean the difference between harmony and conflict on your farm, and at the end of the day, it can even mean the difference between the family farm continuing on or failing due to personal conflict.
On this episode of Impact Farming, Tracy sits down with J.P. Gervais, Vice President & Chief Agricultural Economist, from Farm Credit Canada to discuss their 2018 FCC Farm Land Values report that was released last week. As always, it is our pleasure having J.P. on the show to discuss a topic that is very important to Canadian farmers. Are you curious about farmland values?
On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Michelle Cederberg to discuss The Success Energy Equation in Farming. For over 15 years, Michelle has been captivating audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success and live a Carpe Freakin' Diem life. Starting out as a fitness professional, she spent so much time speaking to people one on one about their health and vitality. In order to have a more widespread impact, she decided to start public speaking where she could take her experience and message to a much larger audience.
I don't think there is anyone that works harder than farmers, so when we heard her message, we just had to have her on the show to speak to our audience about working hard and taking care of yourself at the same time. Michelle calls this the "Success Energy Equation" and we are excited to have her here with us on The Impact Farming Show.
On this episode of Impact Farming, we sit down with Kellie Garrett, to discuss coaching for farmers.
Coaching has grown dramatically in the last few decades. You may benefit from working with a coach if you are looking to improve your leadership skills, or looking to improve your operation.
Producers and agribusinesses can hire a coach for multiple reasons. The most common scenario would be for farmers who have just expanded their staff and they want to know how they can delegate appropriately, or how they can effectively manage production.
If you are thinking about hiring a coach, or you are curious about learning if a coach could be a right fit for you or your business, tune in to this episode for all the details.