You reap what you sow


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Each year we go to AgDays with an agenda of things to see and sessions to attend, and lots of time for socializing.  This year one of our “look for” items is going to be blockage monitors for our seeder. Currently, we manually check and visually inspect for blocked seed runs.  However, this means that we run the risk of having an undetected blocked seed run which results in a missing row of seeds and a higher seed rate in adjacent runs. Last year was our first year running our current seeder, so we learned through the process and this year we will be looking to add blockage monitors to improve our seeding efficiency.

Of course, increased monitors mean increased cost and complexity.  However, we hope that reduced down- time for manual inspections and increased seeding precision will improve our crop health and thus improve our yields.

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If you know of an AgDays booth we should stop by to help us with our monitors, please send us a direct message or drop us a comment.  

Or, if you just have a cool booth that you want us to check out, let us know that too! Just tag @FarmFemmes on your social media post… See you soon.



2018 was all about making a dream reality! THANK YOU!!!!

This week we have recapped just what a great community Farm Femmes has built in 2018! We had the opportunity to speak to broad, geographically diverse audiences in person, and reached so many more with our blog.

BUT the best part is that YOU KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE!!!

Almost 40% of our blog readers come directly to our site - that’s amazing!

Thanks for voting with your clicks - continuing to spend your time with us - and making us part of your day. You are all part of making our dreams for Farm Femmes a reality.

Our 2018 recap felt like a hug, a fist bump or a high five from each and every one of you. We wish we could meet you all, but more importantly we just want to say thanks for being part of a great world wide community of Farm Femmes readers!

Farm Femmes - Connections: Thank You!

At FarmFemmes we are often guilty of always being future focused and forward oriented (learning, learning, learning for what’s next!), so this week is a pause for a bit of a celebration of success!

2018 was a year of intentionally expanding our readership to connect not just with farmers, but with farm femmes just like us (don’t worry farmers we love you too!!!!)!

We have been so blessed that our content has resonated with a female audience!

In 2018, we ended the year with 60% of our audience <45 years old, and >48% female!

A huge shout out to organizations like the Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference - if you joined our readership after hearing us speak - a huge thank you! If you want to just re-live a minute of that conference you can always go check out the Connections video to see just how cool it is to be in a room full of other Farm Femmes!

Thanks to each and every one of our readers - you are making our small business dreams come true!

Building Farm Femmes: Thank You!

At FarmFemmes we are often guilty of always being future focused and forward oriented (learning, learning, learning for what’s next!).

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Thank you!

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BUT year end is always a great time to take a moment and look back at what you did, and HOLY SMOKES 2018 was AMAZING for FarmFemmes and we could not have done it without you!

So, if you have been an avid reader, or this is your first post, we want to share that you are now in some pretty amazing company.

In 2018, FarmFemmes had readers from over 60 countries!

And a shout out to our top 10:

  1. USA

  2. Canada

  3. Switzerland

  4. Peru

  5. Brazil

  6. India

  7. Ukraine

  8. China

  9. Australia

  10. Germany

We are in awe!

Thanks to each and every one of our readers - you are making our small business dreams come true!

Intentional Learning

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Winter is learning time for farmers - there are seminars, conferences and sessions every week. What you should attend depends on your farm goals and priorities. But, no matter what you focus on in 2019 it should include learning. Sometimes this means learning something new, while other times it means learning how to put a familiar idea into action. Here are some events that are on our radar for the first few months of 2019.

If you know of a great learning opportunity - please comment below so that we can find out more!

Sunflower Snacks: Connecting Kids to the Farm

Snack time is a great time to capture your kids attention, and give a fun opportunity to connect to a farm! Below is a 2 minute snack idea that is easy to prep and was met with a lot of smiles from our kid testers! While you have your kids attention while they devour their snack, why not share with them where sunflowers come from by checking out a YouTube video.

Shameless self promotion…

  1. Click here for a short clip on what sunflowers look like before they turn into big beautiful blooms

  2. Click here for a quick video on how sunflower seeds go from the field to your favorite flavor of Spitz.

We are always looking to expand who we reach when we share the message of Agriculture. Ag in the classroom is one great way of sharing, but you can also take small moments like snack time to share with your kids, grandkids, daycares or classrooms what agriculture looks like!

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Kids say the darndest things


There are many definitions of what it means to learn. The one that really speaks to me is that once you have learned something you are never the same again - you think differently and you act differently. This week we will be focusing on planning to learn. Rather than letting the winter months roll by, we are challenging you to be intentional in your learning. We want to think and act differently by the time seeding rolls around, and we hope that you do to.

Learning is active and involves give-and-take, two way communication and an open mind. Some of the most fun farm conversations we have involve kids:

  • You don’t live on a farm because there aren’t any animals.

  • You are a farmer. But you are a girl.

  • How do plants eat?

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Volunteering with Agriculture In The Classroom - Manitoba has allowed us to connect with kids to share our ag story. Please consider joining us this March in grade 2-6 classrooms for Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM). You have a story to tell, and kids love to learn new things. And, the best part is that we learn from them too!

Register as a volunteer, or register your classroom for a visit.

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.
— Albert Einstein

Merry Farmily Christmas

Our farm family celebrates Christmas a little bit differently each year. However, we always make sure that Christmas is a special family time. This means that we make a point of being able to spend time together relaxing, laughing and reflecting.

To help you with your laughter, here are some throwback Christmas photos from our family. Perhaps you have some that look similar???

Wishing you some great farmily time to enjoy the company of those who refresh your soul.