CAFA | Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

Professional advice for today's professional farm.


CAFA is the only national network of Certified Ag Farm Advisors.


CAFA advisors maintain high standards while continually increasing farm advisory skills and knowledge intended to provide measurable value to their farm clients.

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Contact CAFA to learn about BECOMING a  Certified Agricultural Farm Advisor

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 Tom Eisenhauer, President Bonnefield Inc., offers a brief comment on why farm advisors need to belong to CAFA.Watch on  
 


Testimonials

“CAFA and the networking, learning and other resources that come with membership have been of great value to my professional progress.  The meetings of the  local chapter here in London Ontario have been a truly rich source of cross functional information.  On one occasion we had a speaker that updated us on the legal developments surrounding leases of sub-surface gas wells and on other occasions we have had updates on the latest trends in farmland value.  These are just examples of the vital resources CAFA membership has provided me and my organization. I wholeheartedly recommend membership to fellow management specialists in the Canadian agricultural arena.”

 

Victor Aideyan MBA, DMS, CAFA

President/CEO

HISGRAIIN Commodities Inc.

CAFA is a collection of passionate agricultural professionals who are always learning new ways to empower farm families. The thing I appreciate most about my CAFA colleagues is the trust we build with each other to match the expertise of our CAFA network to the unique needs of the farm families we serve.  Our toolboxes are powerful when we know which "drawer" to find the best fit for our clients.  CAFA is a great group of experts to add depth to my solo practice of coaching.                     
                   Elaine Froese "Farm Family Coach" on FB and YouTube.com  www.elainefroese.com
 

“I’m a lawyer and a farmer.  CAFA provides a great opportunity to meet professionals who share my interest in agriculture and to spend some of my “professional” time learning more about farming and farm businesses.  When I need to consult with a professional in a different area than mine on issues related to agriculture, or need to refer a client, CAFA gives me a great group of people to choose from.”
 
John Goudy, LLB,  
Partner, Scott Petrie LLP, Law Firm, London, Ontario


"...the only way to remain good at what I do is to form relationships with experts like yourselves.  As a manager, I depend on our entire team to be successful in farming.  That team includes farm advisors, because you are good at what you do."

Shawn Bourgeois, All Canadian Grain, LaFleche, Saskatchewan



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Congratulations to the first recipients of CAFA's Future Ag Leaders Scholarships!

 

Jeroen Slits of Brunner, Ontario will be continuing on to the  University of Guelph to study his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture / Food & Agricultural Business

Danean Edgar of Wolseley, Saskatchewan will be entering the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan to earn her Bachelor of Science in AgriBusiness


CAFA is an SRO for Canadian farm advisors. Its mission is to continually improve the quality of advice being given to agri-businesses, including farm producers and their families.  CAFA is a national, non-profit, professional umbrella organization dedicated to assisting farm families and business by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisor and consultants.
 

 

Upcoming Events

CAFA's Calendar of Events www.cafanet.com/Home/CalendarEvents.aspx.

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CURRENT, CONNECTED & CERTIFIED


Where will we be in 2014-2015 


POWERHOUSE of Information!
Lethbridge, AB: October 2 - Lethbridge Lodge

  • Master of Ceremonies:  Glenn Dogterom, MNP LLP
  • Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Cdn. Agriculture Human Resource Council -- Growing Skills to Harvest Potential
  • Marcus Mitchell, Bonnefield - Farmland Lease Financing
  • Dr. Dan Heaney, RandomCross Consulting -- Farming 4R Land
  • Melanie Benn, The Positive Culture Company -- Keeping it Positive:  The Basics of Positive Facilitation
  • Mark Gottselig, Global Ag Risk Solution -- Production Cost Insurance
  • Nolan Joghnson, Huckvale Wilde Harvie McLennan Law Office - Managing the Risk of Farm Liability
  • Trevor Tamke & Mark Ritchie, MNP LLP -- Tax Issues for Producers Selling into the US and Tips and Traps for US (Dual) Citizens Farming in Canada.
Click here for the agenda.
Click here for the Registration Form.

Lethbridge Conference Sponsors:

    

Focus on human resources &  farm succession!

Brockville, ON: October 23 -- Convention Centre

An Interactive &
 Engaging Session Planned!

  • Theresa Wever - Master of Ceremonies
  • Daphne McGuffin & Jeff Noble, SuccessCare -- Two interactive workshops on the 3 types of capital
  • Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Canada Agricultural Human Resource Council:  Growing Skills to Harvest Potential
  • Charlie Forman, Forman Farms -- Building on Success
  • Don Shaughnessy, Protectors Group
Click here for the AGENDA.
Click here for the REGISTRATION FORM.

Brockville Conference Sponsors



Niverville, MB: November 20 --Niverville Heritage Centre

Saskatoon, SK:  January 7 & 8, 2015
The Sheraton Cavalier
in conjunction with Saskatchewan Young Ag Entrepreneurs

Master of Ceremonies:  Tom Button, Editor, Country Guide Magazine
Opening Remarks:  Chair SYA:  Jeff Prosko  Chair CAFA: Amanda Hammell
Eric Mickeels, U of SK - What Drives Innovation in Agricultural Systems
Dr. Wilf Keller, Ag West Bio Inc. - A Catalyst for Saskatchewan's Economy
Marcus Mitchell, Bonnefield - Farmland Lease Financing
Tina Varughese, t Works Inc. - Ctrl-Alt-Del -- Give the (Re)Boot to Work-Life Balance
Farm Advisors Panel:  Where are we going in the Next 5 Years?

 

Chris Corbett, FarmLink Marketing Solutions, Melfort, SK

Lance Stockbrugger, CA, Regina, SK

Mike Armstrong, Investment Advisor,  Richardson GMP, Saskatoon, SK

 R.J. (Bob) Evans, P. Ag., Buchanan, SK

           Glen Lekach, LLB, Miller Thomson, LLP, Regina, SK


Thursday, January 8

Lance Stockbrugger:  Succession Planning from a Financial Perspective
Tim Nerbas, NRG Farms -- Sustainability -- The Agronomics & Economics
Clayton Rempel, Clayton Air Service -- Precision Aerial Applications:  The Science & Economics
Lunch Speaker:  Rob Saik, Agri-Trend:  It's Getting Btter All the Time!

SYA
 AGM

See the agenda here.




Red Deer, AB: February 5, 2015 -- Black Knight Inn

Guelph, ON: February 19 -- Holiday Inn

Woodstock, ON: June 4 -- Quality Inn

Publications


5th Annual Edition -- Cultivating Business


Click on the cover to read the magazine online (you will be redirected to the CAFA online Library).If you would like a hard copy, please contact CAFA.













SUMMER Cultivating Business quarterly newsletter now available.
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SPRING
 2014 Cultivating Business Newsletter now available by clicking here.

FALL Cultivating Business newsletter now available!
Click here to access it.  Feel free to share it with clients and colleagues!


CAFA's Cultivating Business Summer Newsletter. 
Click here to read!CAFA's 4th Annual Cultivating Business
The Official Publication of the Canadaina Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) Inc.
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Click here to download.CAFA's 3rd Annual Cultivating Business

The Official Publication of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA) Inc.
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CAFA's 2nd Annual Cultivating Business
The Official Publication of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
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VISION STATEMENT
“CAFA is the nationally recognized organization for professional farm advisors. CAFA advisors maintain high standards while continually increasing farm advisory skills and knowledge intended to provide measurable value to their farm clients.”
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