IF 70: Maximize Your Farm Results With Leadership Training w/Kelly Dobson



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Episode 70: Maximize Your Farm Results With Leadership Training

In today’s episode, Tracy speaks with Kelly Dobson, chief leadership officer of LeaderShift Inc, about “Maximizing Your Farm Results With Leadership Training.”

In Episode 68, a prequel to today’s episode, we spoke to Kelly about the importance of leadership on the farm in the episode titled “The Farm CEO.” We explored the fact that very few of us, especially farmers, consider our own leadership as a competitive advantage; however, research shows that farm leader effectiveness can account for as much as 1/3 of business performance. As farmers, we genuinely are the X Factor for massive change in our farming operation.

In today’s episode, we speak about how farmers can maximize their farm results and personal well-being with leadership development. Kelly goes on to state that Canada already has some of the best farm managers globally and increasing their leadership effectiveness is the next step. That is why Farm Management Canada and Kelly partnered to create an innovative leadership training just for farmers. The National Farm Leadership Program is designed to fit into busy farm life and help farmers to identify the critical development areas that will have the greatest impact on their personal and professional lives. Most importantly, it is designed to help build the capacity for farmers to achieve more of what matters. Led by certified executive coach and fourth-generation farmer, Kelly himself, the program’s design offers participants individualized learning within a group setting utilizing a confidential online platform, 3-day residency and year-long personal and group coaching.

Join Tracy and Kelly as they speak about why leadership is not only good for business, it’s good for the well-being of the farmer, the farm family, and those they work with.

Interested in enrolling in the program?
The National Farm Leadership Program begins January 27, 2020. The deadline to apply is January 17th. For more information, visit http://rdrurl.com/.2ubn9

Farm Management Canada has hosted a series of webinars providing more information on the National Farm Leadership Program. To learn more, register, or watch a recording from the most recent webinar, visit the

About Farm Management Canada
A national umbrella for Canadian farm business management activity, Farm Management Canada is the only organization devoted exclusively to the development and delivery of advanced business management information, tools and resources to position Canada’s farmers for success. Our programs and activities are made possible through support from generous sponsors and supporters including Government, private industry, the non-profit sector and academia.

* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.

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Show Guest

Kelly Dobson
Chief Leadership Officer - LeaderShift Inc.


Kelly Dobson is the chief leadership officer of LeaderShift Inc., powering the National Farm Leadership Program initiated by Farm Management Canada for farmers and farm advisors in January 2020. He has a life long interest in teams and how effective leadership can create results greater than the sum of individual efforts. Striving to create that leadership dynamic is what excites Kelly to do this work.

Kelly is also the current leader of a four generation farm at Fairfax, Manitoba. His two plus decades of tenure has given him direct experience with family business dynamics, and managing through cyclical markets. Kelly has also chaired agricultural groups provincially and federally.

Connect with Kelly Dobson - LinkedIn / Email / Website


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Tracy and her husband are cattle ranchers in South East, Manitoba. As host of the show, primary producer and agvocate, Tracy is passionate about helping farmers succeed in the business of farming. 

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