A Lifelong Career

By May 15, 2019Newsletter

Hey Everyone! This is my first stab at the newsletter! I would love your feedback and to hear your opinions!

As we approach another crop season with new crop hitting the ground it has me thinking that farming is one of the only occupations that is a lifelong career for many. Many will argue that it is not a career, but a lifestyle. I can agree with this, especially with many starting farming at very young ages. While some may retire from farming others continue to remain actively involved into their old age. This, for sure, is not a career you retire from by the time you turn 65.

I come from a multi-generation family farm where we farm with my grandpa, my dad and his two brothers. My grandpa is in his 80’s and has been actively involved in the farm since his Dad started it. The one thing that has kept him young and active at his age has been being involved in the farm. As he has gotten older, he has slowly allowed my dad and his brother to make more decisions. This has not been easy, as he’s always wanting a say and to know what’s happening. Many of you are probably in similar situations where you wish your parents or maybe even your grandparents would step back and allow you to have more of a decision. Maybe it’s a little more complicated and you want them to step away from the equipment as it is becoming more dangerous. It can be hard to pass on something you have worked so hard for; let alone something you have dedicated your life to. Here is a bit of advice that I have come across.

  1. Always ask questions and listen to their answers. Even if you may already know what you are doing. You may also not agree with their answers, but they appreciate you listening to them. Who knows, you may learn something and add at tool to the toolbox for a later date. They have been through many more growing seasons then you and have seen the markets go through many cycles
  2. Do have those hard conversations about what will happen when they are no longer around and who will be involved in what. For many this may be something that just falls into place, but for some operations there may be conflicts. This will make things easier later and help to establish a stronger operation later on.
  3. My last and final piece of advice is do not rush the process. Allow it to happen naturally. This may be the last thing keeping them active. They will hand things over when they are ready.

As the torches are being passed down on these family farms you will be thankful for the older members in your family that have allowed you to have this information and wisdom. This may allow you to overcome an obstacle you may face later in your career. With this information being passed down from generation to generation it will allow you to learn and overcome things a little differently than the previous generations.

Erin Harakal
Junior Trader
For Red Deer North and Vegreville south
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Recent trades on Agfinity.com

CW Feed Barley (ID: 14005)
44.00 MT
FOB Hythe, Alberta

May 09 – Jun 30
$209.33/MT or $4.56/BU (Gross)
$206.58/MT or $4.50/BU (Net)
TRADED May 15, 2019

CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13903)
88.00 MT
FOB Worsley, Alberta

May 15 – Jun 15
$202.25/MT or $5.50/BU (Gross)
$199.50/MT or $5.43/BU (Net)
TRADED May 15, 2019

#3 CW Canola (ID: 13925)
22.00 MT
FOB Waskatenau, Alberta

Apr 30 – May 21
$300.00/MT or $6.80/BU (Gross)
$297.25/MT or $6.74/BU (Net)
TRADED May 14, 2019

#1CW Canola (ID: 14017)
132.00 MT
FOB Czar, Alberta

May 10 – May 18
$421.51/MT or $9.56/BU (Gross)
$418.76/MT or $9.50/BU (Net)
TRADED May 14, 2019

#1CW Canola (ID: 14027)
88.00 MT
FOB Elnora, Alberta

May 14 – May 17
$424.17/MT or $9.62/BU (Gross)
$421.42/MT or $9.56/BU (Net)
TRADED May 14, 2019

OS Spring Threshed Barley (ID: 14001)
44.00 MT
DLVD Edmonton, Alberta

Jul 01 – Jul 31
$192.50/MT or $4.19/BU (Gross)
$189.75/MT or $4.13/BU (Net)
TRADED May 14, 2019

Spring Threshed Canola (ID: 13914)
132.00 MT
FOB Stony Plain, Alberta

May 01 – Jun 30
$311.39/MT or $7.06/BU (Gross)
$308.64/MT or $7.00/BU (Net)
TRADED May 14, 2019

Feed Yellow Peas (ID: 14026)
44.00 MT
FOB Beiseker, Alberta

May 14 – May 17
$235.00/MT or $6.40/BU (Gross)
$232.25/MT or $6.32/BU (Net)
TRADED May 14, 2019

Spring Threshed Wheat (ID: 14022)
132.00 MT
FOB Stony Plain, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jun 30
$198.00/MT or $5.39/BU (Gross)
$195.25/MT or $5.31/BU (Net)
TRADED May 13, 2019

OS Spring Threshed Barley (ID: 14021)
176.00 MT
FOB Stony Plain, Alberta

May 13 – Jun 30
$223.21/MT or $4.86/BU (Gross)
$220.46/MT or $4.80/BU (Net)
TRADED May 13, 2019

OS CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13902)
44.00 MT
FOB Boyle, Alberta

Apr 26 – May 15
$215.87/MT or $5.87/BU (Gross)
$213.12/MT or $5.80/BU (Net)
TRADED May 13, 2019

CW Feed Barley (ID: 14020)
88.00 MT
FOB High Prairie, Alberta

May 13 – Jun 30
$202.00/MT or $4.40/BU (Gross)
$199.25/MT or $4.34/BU (Net)
TRADED May 13, 2019

OS Green Canola (ID: 13981)
88.00 MT
FOB Bluffton, Alberta

May 07 – Jun 30
$246.50/MT or $5.59/BU (Gross)
$243.75/MT or $5.53/BU (Net)
TRADED May 13, 2019

CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 14019)
88.00 MT
FOB Strome, Alberta

May 13 – Jun 30
$226.89/MT or $6.17/BU (Gross)
$224.14/MT or $6.10/BU (Net)
TRADED May 13, 2019

Green Canola (ID: 13834)
11.40 MT
FOB Heinsburg, Alberta

Apr 22 – May 22
$267.30/MT or $6.06/BU (Gross)
$264.55/MT or $6.00/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

#1CW Canola (ID: 13982)
88.00 MT
FOB Westlock, Alberta

May 10 – May 13
$429.67/MT or $9.74/BU (Gross)
$426.92/MT or $9.68/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

Feed Oats (ID: 14014)
44.00 MT
FOB Perryvale, Alberta

May 10 – May 31
$185.00/MT or $2.85/BU (Gross)
$182.25/MT or $2.81/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

Spring Threshed Canola (ID: 13952)
44.00 MT
FOB Morinville, Alberta

May 03 – Jun 21
$333.44/MT or $7.56/BU (Gross)
$330.69/MT or $7.50/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

#2CW Oats (ID: 13610)
528.00 MT
FOB Silver Valley, Alberta

Apr 11 – Jun 30
$203.60/MT or $3.14/BU (Gross)
$200.85/MT or $3.10/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

Spring Threshed Canola (ID: 13904)
88.00 MT
FOB Benito, Manitoba

May 01 – May 17
$200.00/MT or $4.54/BU (Gross)
$197.25/MT or $4.47/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

Heated Canola (ID: 14007)
88.00 MT
FOB Bonnyville, Alberta

May 10 – Jun 30
$250.00/MT or $5.67/BU (Gross)
$247.25/MT or $5.61/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

#3 CW Canola (ID: 13950)
132.00 MT
FOB Wembley, Alberta

May 03 – Jun 30
$324.62/MT or $7.36/BU (Gross)
$321.87/MT or $7.30/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

CW Feed Barley (ID: 14003)
88.00 MT
FOB La Crete, Alberta

May 09 – Jun 07
$195.66/MT or $4.26/BU (Gross)
$192.91/MT or $4.20/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

OS CW Feed Barley (ID: 13998)
176.00 MT
FOB Spedden, Alberta

May 09 – May 31
$223.50/MT or $4.87/BU (Gross)
$220.75/MT or $4.81/BU (Net)
TRADED May 10, 2019

OS Feed Oats (ID: 14004)
88.00 MT
FOB Grande Prairie, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jun 30
$181.07/MT or $2.79/BU (Gross)
$178.32/MT or $2.75/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

CW Feed Barley (ID: 14002)
44.00 MT
FOB Manning, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jun 15
$200.25/MT or $4.36/BU (Gross)
$197.50/MT or $4.30/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

#3CW Oats (ID: 13867)
44.00 MT
FOB Drayton Valley, Alberta

May 09 – Jun 07
$210.00/MT or $3.24/BU (Gross)
$207.25/MT or $3.20/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

Feed Oats (ID: 13980)
23.00 MT
DLVD Calgary, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jun 30
$223.21/MT or $3.44/BU (Gross)
$220.46/MT or $3.40/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

CW Feed CPSR Wheat (ID: 13999)
44.00 MT
FOB Seven Persons, Alberta

May 09 – Jun 30
$234.24/MT or $6.37/BU (Gross)
$231.49/MT or $6.30/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

CW Feed Barley (ID: 13987)
88.00 MT
FOB Hines Creek, Alberta

May 08 – May 31
$207.14/MT or $4.51/BU (Gross)
$204.39/MT or $4.45/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

OS Spring Threshed Barley (ID: 13994)
44.00 MT
FOB Wembley, Alberta

May 08 – May 31
$186.50/MT or $4.06/BU (Gross)
$183.75/MT or $4.00/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

OS #3 CW Canola (ID: 13993)
176.00 MT
FOB Mayerthorpe, Alberta

May 08 – May 31
$324.62/MT or $7.36/BU (Gross)
$321.87/MT or $7.30/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

#2 Yellow Peas (ID: 13839)
176.00 MT
FOB Clayhurst, British Columbia

May 01 – May 31
$215.70/MT or $5.87/BU (Gross)
$212.95/MT or $5.80/BU (Net)
TRADED May 09, 2019

CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13924)
44.00 MT
FOB Wainwright, Alberta

Jun 03 – Jun 07
$232.40/MT or $6.32/BU (Gross)
$229.65/MT or $6.25/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13991)
220.00 MT
FOB Strome, Alberta

May 08 – Jun 30
$226.89/MT or $6.17/BU (Gross)
$224.14/MT or $6.10/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

OS CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13963)
88.00 MT
FOB Hairy Hill, Alberta

May 06 – Jun 30
$226.84/MT or $6.17/BU (Gross)
$224.09/MT or $6.10/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

OS CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13976)
308.00 MT
FOB Beiseker, Alberta

May 08 – Jul 31
$236.07/MT or $6.42/BU (Gross)
$233.32/MT or $6.35/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

CW Feed HRS Wheat (ID: 13969)
176.00 MT
FOB St. Paul, Alberta

May 15 – May 31
$225.05/MT or $6.12/BU (Gross)
$222.30/MT or $6.05/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

CW Feed Barley (ID: 13988)
44.00 MT
FOB Munson, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jul 31
$244.88/MT or $5.33/BU (Gross)
$242.13/MT or $5.27/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

OS CW Feed Barley (ID: 13979)
44.00 MT
FOB Calgary, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jun 29
$234.70/MT or $5.11/BU (Gross)
$231.95/MT or $5.05/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

OS Spring Threshed Canola (ID: 13968)
176.00 MT
FOB Warspite, Alberta

May 06 – Jul 31
$223.21/MT or $5.06/BU (Gross)
$220.46/MT or $5.00/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019

OS CW Feed Barley (ID: 13896)
176.00 MT
FOB Rycroft, Alberta

Jun 01 – Jun 30
$210.00/MT or $4.57/BU (Gross)
$207.25/MT or $4.51/BU (Net)
TRADED May 08, 2019


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