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Episode 168: "Addressing Financial Distress To Improve Mental Health" w/Art Lange
In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks to Art Lange about "Addressing Financial Distress To Improve Mental Health.”
If the farm financial stress is severe, you will experience adverse effects on your mental health and vice versa, which is precisely what today’s episode is about.
In this episode, Tracy and Art chat about:
- How farmers are feeling mentally and financially after numerous tough years across Western Canada.
- Art shares his thoughts on the importance of addressing financial distress to improve the mental health of the farmer and, in turn, the family.
- Art works with farmers in good times and challenging times, and he has some easy-to-follow recommendations…and an action plan. Art shares all his best tips with our audience.
* 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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If so, you can reach out to Art at his website http://www.ajlconsulting.ca or via his contact information provided below.
Show GuestArt Lange P.Ag., CAFA
AJL Consulting - Farm Business Management Consultant
The principal in AJL Consulting is Art Lange. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. (Ag) with an Animal Science major. Art has worked in many facets of the agriculture and food industry in Alberta and B.C. for almost 40 years. Those include stints in the farm machinery industry, feed industry, inspection work with the federal government, living and working on a hog farm, and selling veterinary medicines for a multi-national drug company.
Art worked for Alberta Agriculture for 20 years in the pork production area. For his last two years with the department Art coordinated groups of agri-industry people that were part of the Ag Summit process.
In April of 2004 Art started his own consulting business called AJL Consulting. From 2004 to 2009 he was a rostered farm financial consultant for the Canadian Farm Business Advisory Service (CFBAS) which was administered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Under that program, Art completed about 100 farm business plans. Since 2009 he has been concentrating on developing business plans for food processors and preparing farm succession plans. In total Art has completed over 200 farm business and succession plans and thus has a wide variety of experience in addressing most farm business opportunities and challenges.
The Impact Farming Show
Welcome to Impact Farming, Farm Marketer's video and audio show dedicated to helping Canadian farmers excel in the business of farming. Our goal with this show is to introduce our audience to the people and ideas that are going to make an IMPACT on their farming operation.
Show Host - Tracy Brunet
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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.
In each episode, Tracy chats with today's most successful farm advisors and industry leaders to bring our audience the best and most important ideas.