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?
Funny title don’t you think? Nashville, Tennessee, back in mid-June, was the host of the CRF’s (Cooperative Research Farms) summer meeting, which is essentially the most prestigious networking opportunity there is.
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?”
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.
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?
A new year is beginning. Have you made any resolutions? Will you keep them… at least until the end of January? This is something to think about.