FTR Challenge: When the Facts Corroborate the Words

Have you heard about the FTR Challenge “Find, Train and Retain!” Every sector of economic activity is actively involved. The media regularly provides updates on this topic. For example, in early September Radio-Canada Témiscamingue reported that the McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Val-d’Or had to temporarily close its doors for lack of employees. Who would have thought that McDonald’s would one day run short of students to fill its work shifts?

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Doing Things Differently

If you’ve been following the beef market, you’ve certainly noticed a significant drop in prices between September 2015 and March 2016. “Yet, they told us that we’d be getting a good price for another two years!” “I wasn’t expecting this.” “Will it get any better?”

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The World of Half-Truths

Changes have been occurring faster and faster over the past few decades. Now that information has become so accessible we have to manage its overabundance, its quality and aptness. ​

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You Say ''Agriculture'' I Say ''Cattle Farming"

Let’s start with a game. What do you think about the following three affirmations? “Future events become past as soon as they are realized (for example, next month I will talk about the calvings that will happen next week, in the past tense). But we also say that “past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour.” Therefore, we can also affirm that future events that will one day occur predict the future. This seems right, doesn’t it? 

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