Edmonton (Rural Roots Canada) — Farm management and networking dominated the recent Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers Rock the Farmers event in Edmonton.

Young farmers and ranchers from across Alberta discussed farm business management and networked.

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Dave Russell is the President of the AYFR.

He says it was great to get together.

“Rock the Farm has gone really well,” Russell said.

“We got some really great people coming from all over the province and we’re focussing on business management this year and hopefully everyone is taking a lot away from that,” Russell said.

Russell says there’s a lot that one can take away from the event.

“There’s lots more to learn.  Production is great, but managing your business is a multi-faceted endeavour, there’s a lot of information to absorb.  When you’re sitting on the tractor it’s easy to forget how to structure your business.”


He says AYFR is a great place to meet others.

“Come on out meet your peers everybody is at a different level if you are starting out, great.  If you have been doing this with your family for years for a while, we can learn from each other.”

Rural Roots Canada is a proud sponsor of the Alberta Young Farmers and Ranchers.

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