June 15, 2020

Week 14 Growers’ COVID-19 Updates and Resources

The Resilient Entrepreneur

By Jacki Hart, June 15, 2018

This may very well be THE title for a book in my future writing dreams.

I’ve worked with hundreds of business owners over the years, and as I mentioned here last month, I’ve created my own list of required skills for the entrepreneurs who rise to the top. Every entrepreneur needs the innate ability to always pick themselves up after an unexpected business blunder, dust themselves off and keep moving forward. The ones with resilience seem to steer their businesses well through both the thick and thin times.

A colleague of mine shared a pretty cool catch phrase with me many years ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since: Fail Forward Fast. In order to do this, to recognize, respond and recover quickly, business owners simply need to have a bit of steely resolve – steeped in resilience.

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Maintaining and Strengthening Canada’s Food Production and Processing Sector

COVID-19 has caused significant changes and adaptation in Canada’s food system. As a result, Canadian food producers, processors, and manufacturers have taken on unexpected and exceptional activities associated with risk mitigation measures to be able to maintain Canada’s food production.

That is why the Government of Canada is taking steps to ensure the resilience of the food supply chain and to provide support to keep the agriculture sector strong.

Read the entire news release here.

 

Continue to Use Caution

 

We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of two seasonal workers in Ontario  It’s been confirmed that both workers had successfully completed the 14-day quarantine period. This means that the virus was contracted through community contact – either through other local workers on the farm or through contact while conducting business in the community.

Please continue to use great caution and follow the federal and provincial requirements as well as the Provincial Health Officer’s Order for Industrial Camps to ensure the safety of everyone in British Columbia.

Remember that everyone coming to work should complete a self-assessment each day to ensure they are feeling well.