Monday, March 8, 2010

Learning Opportunity

This week we get the opportunity to attend the Tiffin Conference at Lethbridge College.  Our daughter Crystal is one of the speakers. 
We are excited to hear all of the speakers but also to have a quick visit with Crystal.  Although we have to take time from our jobs and rearrange our schedules, I know that this day will be more than worthwhile for many reasons.  It seems like the one thing that we don't do enough of in the Agriculture business is learn from one another.  We find a management practice that works well enough and just continue to do the same thing year after year.  If we want the world to think of Agriculture as a business, then we need to start acting like the CEO of the company.  Personal development and life long learning are two key factors of most successful corporations.  I encourage all agriculture producers to schedule one learning opportunity into their farm's business plan.  With todays' technology you can attend conferences or seminars through a web cam connection,  like the one I participated in by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, physically attending a conference or workshop or through distance learning.  If you have a link to a agriculture learning site, we would love to have you share it with us.  If you would like to see the speakers at the Tiffin Conference, here is the Tiffin Conference Brochure. It's never too late to start learning.