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Board business

A board wants you to sign on as a director, but is it the right board for you? Watch for these signals

Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, you feel it’s a board that you could maybe help. Admittedly, that wasn’t quite the way you felt after you first showed up at one of its meetings, returning to the farm totally frustrated. All the directors seemed to have been there forever. They struck you as stale and apathetic, just going through the […] Read more

Farm boards are under intense pressure to put more tools in the hands of their farmer members.

Not your same old board

Today’s farming is increasingly sophisticated. Now its boards are too, which is good news all around

Reading Time: 5 minutes Agricultural boards are under pressure. They can no longer do business the way they always used to, says Rob Black, chief executive officer at the Rural Ontario Institute, a charitable organization in Guelph, Ont. that helps build leadership skills. This time, though, the pressure is coming from their farmers, and especially from the farmers they […] Read more