Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

December 05, 2006 08:00 ET

Farm Credit Canada: Knowledge is Power

MONTREAL and QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 5, 2006) - Developing business management skills is critical to experiencing greater success in agriculture, an industry brimming with innovation and advancement.

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is delivering educational workshops and seminars through it's AgriSuccess program in Quebec this fall and winter. The communities holding these workshop and seminars are Drummondville, Levis, Saint-Bruno, Saint-Remi and Victoriaville.

Topics include estate planning, hiring and keeping employees, farm financial management focusing on statement and ratios, profitability and budgeting and Advanced Farm Manager.

Pierrette Desrosiers, industrial psychologist, trainer, speaker, coach and AgriSuccess workshop facilitator, says the answer for hiring and keeping employees is improved management skills. "Managing others takes knowledge and practice. Whether you have a thousand employees or one or two, you have a lot to do with how your employees feel about coming to work." While salary is certainly a factor in finding and keeping good employees, Desrosiers says studies show that for most workers money is not the biggest motivator.

"Knowledge is power," Lyndon Carlson, FCC Vice-President, Marketing and Product Development says. "We believe skill development and business management training are keys to greater success. That's why we do everything possible to help producers increase their knowledge."

FCC is Canada's largest provider of business and financial services to farms and agribusiness. Operating out of 100 offices located primarily in rural Canada, FCC employees are passionate about the business of agriculture. A healthy portfolio of more than $12 billion and 13 consecutive years of portfolio growth are a reflection of our customers' success. For more information on AgriSuccess learning events log on to the Learning Centre on

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FCC is deeply committed to helping producers succeed. Farm Credit Canada's AgriSuccess learning events make it easy for them to do business.

Learning Events
November 2006 to February 2007
Dates Topic Time Location Town/City
of Saint-Bruno
December 12, Keeping 9:45 a.m. Multipurpose room
2006 Employees -3 p.m. 563 Saint-Alphonse Ave. Saint-Bruno
Hotel l'Oiseliere Levis
165 A President
December 13, Keeping 9:45 a.m. Kennedy Rd
2006 Employees -3 p.m. Highway 20 / Exit 325 Levis
January 18, Keeping 9:45 a.m. Place 4213 inc.
2007 Employees -3 p.m. 990 Jutras Blvd. E Victoriaville
Hotel & Suites Le
January 24, Estate 10:00 a.m. Dauphin
2007 Planning -3 p.m. 600 St. Joseph Blvd. Drummondville
Module one
Feb. 14-16,
Module two Hotel & Suites Le
February 14, Mar. 12-14, 8:30 a.m. Dauphin
2007 2007 -4:30 p.m. 600 St. Joseph Blvd. Drummondville
February 22, Keeping 9:45 a.m. St-Remi
2007 Employees - 3 p.m. 25 St-Sauveur St-Remi

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