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Bringing in New Traffic for the New Year

Out with the old, and in with the new! 2014 is gone and here we are at the start of a new year. Some of you are “business as usual” and others are ready to make 2015 the best year yet by doing something amazing! more »

Feb 5, 2015 1:58 PM Marketing

How Provinces Differ in Orchard Support

After a year as President of the BCFGA, I have taken notice of how the various tree fruit associations across the country operate and the role they play in service to their members. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

How Top Managers Hire the Best People

Finding and hiring great people can be an agonizing experience for even the most seasoned hiring manager. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Marketing

Goals, Land and Community

Welcome to our first issue of the year! By now, you’ve likely set in play those new years’ resolutions or fallen off on a few. Sometimes timing is everything or it’s just not a top priority - you can always choose to reset them again. more »

Feb 4, 2015 12:00 AM Publisher's View

The Big Win – The Capital Gains Exemption

Agriculture can be challenging at the best of times. Thankfully, the Income Tax Act does provide some relief to farmers who wish to sell their farm property. more »

Feb 3, 2015 12:00 AM Financial

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A Thoughtful and Grateful Time of Year

One of the things I love is coming up with new ideas! They seem to pop into my head out of nowhere. The other day, I saw an interesting idea to help remember things that happen throughout the year, things to be thankful for . . . more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Publisher's View

Cold Weather, Great Company and Savory Wine…

Winter wine tasting in the beautiful Okanagan! more »

Dec 5, 2014 9:13 AM Marketing

2014 A Win-Win Situation for Wines of BC

Consistency and quality are two words that have echoed throughout the 2014 vintage - and the year’s not over yet. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:21 PM Wine Opinions

Stewardship Organizations Are Here To Help

This column has frequently featured farmers who work with stewardship organizations. Environmental stewardship refers to protection of the environment through conservation and sustainable practices. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:17 PM Environment

Unfair Contracts May Be Unenforceable

As the end of the year approaches, some of those contracts that are an important part of your business operations may be coming up for renewal. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:12 PM Legal

An Apple is an Apple is an Apple, Right?

Have you ever heard someone say, “let’s compare apples to apples”? In case you haven’t, what they are trying to do is compare two different items that are very similar and seek to establish the small differences between them. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:10 PM Marketing

The Key to Hiring Great People.

Have you ever hired someone directly from your competitor, feeling righteously proud about your new trophy hire, only to discover after it was too late that they were a seriously wrong fit? more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:07 PM Marketing