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November 22, 2017 in Newsletter

What if the wittiest farmer doesn’t always catch the ball?

   A couple weekends ago, after making our rounds at Agri-Trade in Red Deer, Michelle and I headed south for the weekend! … South being the beautiful city of Calgary,…

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November 3, 2017 in Newsletter

Last-minute Farming

   Alright. Here goes… My name is Jared – and I’m a procrastinator.    Wow… That sounded way more vulnerable than I intended…   As far as I know, and…

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October 18, 2017 in Newsletter

The Spaceship Has Landed

   “Positive vibes only!!” Michelle shouted from the upper bowl at Rogers Place arena in Edmonton last night. But her vigor was quickly drowned out by an onslaught of boos…

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October 11, 2017 in Newsletter

When chips hit the pan.

“If you’re having non-farm problems, I feel bad for you son, I’ve got ninety-nine problems, but getting rich ain’t one.” ***     Spend ten minutes on a farm and you’ll…

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September 20, 2017 in Newsletter

A Modern Farmer’s Guide To Grain Marketing

*Today’s article is a  farmerized  version of a  Huffington Post blog on Modern Dating. A Modern Farmer’s Guide to Grain Marketing    The rules of grain marketing change continuously!  …

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September 13, 2017 in Pint Sized Newsletter

Your Pint Sized Newsletter Is Here

The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter! Like an effective broad-spectrum systemic herbicide, in just a few minutes, we’re going to cover current markets and what’s creating the best grain trading opportunities! What’s…

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September 6, 2017 in Newsletter

Busy As A Beaver On Labour Day

     Every now and then, I drink a beer, or three, and try to impress friends and family with my superhuman strength. A year and a half ago, I…

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August 23, 2017 in Newsletter

The Parade’s Gone By

  One thing I have always enjoyed…?   A good parade!      What’s not to like!? There’s superfluous smiling and waving. Various flavours of road-side candy (with no ten-second…

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August 16, 2017 in Pint Sized Newsletter

We’re celebrating Agfinity’s 7th birthday today!

The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter!   We’re celebrating Agfinity’s 7th birthday today! Thanks for all your support!!!   Like a canola bin heating up the second you turn your back… In…

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August 4, 2017 in Newsletter

The 2017 Harvest & The Ease of Peas

     Have you ever worked so hard – you wound up getting sick!?      A couple months ago, I joined a recreational stair stepper group. We meet on…

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July 19, 2017 in Pint Sized Newsletter

The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter!

The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter! Like grain through a hopper bottom bin, so are the days of our lives… In just a few minutes, we’re going to cover current markets and…

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July 7, 2017 in Newsletter

The FarmBank Redemption of 2017

The FarmBank Redemption of 2017    “It’s unfortunate,” an Agfinity customer said after hearing our latest pricing updates. “In order for me to win, somebody else needs to lose.”   …

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June 28, 2017 in Newsletter, Pint Sized Newsletter

Your Pint-Sized Agfinity Update Is Here

The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter! Like a hot shower after a cool, brisk walk around the farm. In just a few minutes, we’re going to cover current markets and what’s creating…

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June 21, 2017 in Newsletter

Farming Like Honey Badgers

Honey badger don’t care… “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless. But planning is indispensable.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower      The same could be…

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June 7, 2017 in Newsletter

We Just Love When You Make It So

   For the first time ever, my family and I experienced the magical world of Disney in southern California this May.    “Must be nice,” commented an Agfinity customer while…

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May 17, 2017 in Newsletter

Farming The Anti-Einstein Way

   I took a sick day yesterday… Hated every minute of it! And not just because my throat and ears were hurting… I hated the feeling of idleness nagging at…

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May 3, 2017 in Newsletter

Let Freedom Ring

   We are happy to join with you in what will go down in history as one of the craziest seeding seasons in the history of our nation.    We…

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April 26, 2017 in Newsletter, Pint Sized Newsletter

Your Pint-Sized Agfinity Update Is Here

The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter! A small read with the power of a 16 cylinder engine. In just a few minutes, we’re going to cover current markets and what’s creating grain…

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April 19, 2017 in Newsletter

Care For A Farmer Sandwich?

   This morning, a couple hours before sunrise, I woke to discover I had been instrumental in the making of a “Daddy sandwich”. This was not the first, nor would…

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April 12, 2017 in Newsletter, Pint Sized Newsletter

Your Pint Sized Agfinity Update Is Here

Welcome to The Pint-Sized Agfinity Newsletter! Just a beer, no food! Well, maybe some pretzels. We want you to still get home for supper.  A quick read amongst friends!  A…

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April 5, 2017 in Newsletter

Don’t You Dare Close Your Eyes

   Did you hear that the wheat growing record was recently broken again…?    Well, it didn’t happen at the beginning of spring harvest in western Canada. That would have…

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March 21, 2017 in Newsletter

Catch Me Outside – How ‘Bout That

As popularized on Dr. Phil       ♪ They say that “break-up” is hard to do. ♫    ♪ Now I know. I know that it’s true. ♫    …And I think…

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March 8, 2017 in Newsletter

Six More Weeks Of Nobodies Guess

      Sitting at my desk, watching the snow fly in from the north, I am doing all I can to stay optimistic today…  I don’t want to be a…

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February 22, 2017 in Newsletter

You Can Run. You Can Hide. But Maybe You Should Sell.

      “Are you going to puke!?” Michelle asked our four-year-old as I lurched from sleep around 1:26 this morning. My body hoped his reply would be no, but his imminent…

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February 8, 2017 in Newsletter

Some Things Cannot Be Fixed With Duct Tape

   “Tracy,” I whimpered, collapsing on a tiny, orange couch outside the Northlands halls in Edmonton last Wednesday. “I don’t think I’m going to make it.”    It was our…

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January 25, 2017 in Newsletter

Practice Makes Proud-Fect

   ♪Heart and sooooooul, this melody’s stuck in-my-head.    Heart and sooooooul, my daughter’s learning piano, gladly    And because I’m her daddy    I’ll let her practice madly…♫  …

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December 21, 2016 in Newsletter

Practice Makes Proud-Fect

   ♪Heart and sooooooul, this melody’s stuck in-my-head.    Heart and sooooooul, my daughter’s learning piano, gladly    And because I’m her daddy    I’ll let her practice madly…♫  …

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December 7, 2016 in Newsletter

Cruise It N’ Lose It Sister

   “Your van didn’t start,” my father-in-law declared while everyone lazily sipped away on champagne and orange juice the day after Christmas.    Mimosas are a Boxing Day brunch tradition…

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November 23, 2016 in Newsletter

The Farmer Who Has Everything

Look at this stuff! Isn’t it neat!? Wouldn’t you think his collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think he’s a farmer – the farmer – who has everything…? Just look at his…

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November 2, 2016 in Newsletter

How To Get To Sesame Street

   “How’s the weather in your part of the world?” is a question I get to answer more than once a day. And because “practice makes perfect”, I’ve become quite…

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October 19, 2016 in Newsletter

How Old Man Winter Almost Stole Harvest

   “Jared, can you grab cream,” Tracy asked via iMessage this morning. “It curdled.”    “Yes,”  I texted back, asking myself, ‘how come everything is expiring early these days?’    “…Maybe…

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October 5, 2016 in Newsletter

Playing Catch And Throwing Strikes

   Life may not be a perfect circle, but – a circle – it certainly is.    As humans, we prefer the consistency of pi, right down to the millionth…

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September 21, 2016 in Newsletter

Ground Control To Farmer John

   I had an epiphany this past weekend! It came when I was on my way home from an all-nighter stag for one of my good friends. As I drove away…

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September 7, 2016 in Newsletter

And The Trophy Goes To

   When somebody is buying and somebody is selling, worlds collide. And not in one of those romantic ” opposites attract” sort of ways… It’s more like two individuals fighting…

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