Succession Planning: Know the Pitfalls

With as much as we hear these days about the importance of farm succession planning, you’d think that every Canadian farm would have a plan in place. The shocking truth is that the vast majority do not. According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Agriculture Census, only 8.4 percent of Canadian farms have a written succession plan. BDO Canada notes only …

Saskatchewan Farmer Loves Living Farm Legacy In Spite of Challenges

Dean Degelman’s farm in Odessa, a village in southeast Saskatchewan, has been in his family for six generations. And in today’s increasingly challenging climate for small farm businesses in Canada, he feels extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to become part of the family farm operations approximately 20 years ago. “Even when I started, the only way a person …