Episode 220: The Agri-preneur Mindset with Evan Shout



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Episode 220: The Agri-preneur Mindset with Evan Shout


In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks to Evan Shout about “The Agri-preneur Mindset.”

In this episode, Tracy and Evan discuss:

  • Is your farm a business or a lifestyle? This is always a hot topic in agriculture, and Evan shares his thoughts on it to open the conversation.
  • Tracy asks Evan to share more about Farmer Coach, a farm business coaching program launched to bridge the gap between farming as a lifestyle and farming as a successful and thriving business.
  • Evan speaks and coaches farmers about the Agri-preneur Mindset. He elaborates more on the thinking, actions, and behaviours accompanying this mindset.
    • We are headed into a down cycle for the crop sector; now, more than ever, it’s time to act like a business. Evan shares some thoughts about the near future—good and bad, tight times and opportunities.
    • Agri-preneur farmers show up differently than lifestyle farmers. Evan shares four key areas and insights on strengthening farmers' farming operations. They discuss:
    • Business structures and systems.
    • Income, costs, and driving revenue through side hustles.
    • How they work in the business (roles, hired employees, working on business and not in)
    • Learning and goals
This episode has some great takeaways if you want to strengthen your operation and adopt an agri-preneur mindset.

Evan is a great speaker with some keen insights on farm business management.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.

Thanks friends,




* 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.

Show Resources

     Hebert Grain Ventures -

    Maverick Ag - https://maverickag.com

     Farmer Coach - https://farmercoach.ca

Show Guest

Evan Shout
CPA, CA, Coach, President & Co-Founder | Maverick Ag Ltd.

Evan Shout is the president and co-founder of Maverick Ag Ltd, a business risk management and consulting firm focused on insurance and data analytics. He also sits as chief financial officer at Hebert Grain Ventures (HGV), a 22,000-acre grain and oilseed operation in southeast Saskatchewan.

Evan is a CPA and worked with MNP in his past career, having a specialty in large scale primary producer grain operations. He also was a shareholder in Shout Farms Ltd, a family grain farming operation in central Saskatchewan until January of 2014. His passion for the industry drives a calling that includes operational management of human resources, technology, data collection and financial and business risk management practices that will assist primary producer operations into the next generation of agriculture.

The goal is the change the face of financial risk management in agriculture. To leave the dirt, financial statements and industry in a better state than the last generation.

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