The professionals at SCF Conseils are well poised to support the development of these new leaders through all the specialized services they offer. In addition, as new farm businesses continue to appear, new farmers can count on support from SCF Conseils to get their project off the ground and moving forward.
In the next few years, many farm businesses will be passed on to family members. In each case, proper business transfer planning is needed to ensure the business stays healthy and that the people who built it have a smooth transition into retired life.
SCF Conseils is Quebec’s largest professional network specializing in agriculture. Our 300 seasoned professionals serve over 12,000 agricultural businesses—each with its own specific challenges, issues, and professional service needs.
Large-scale farming operations require professional services that are adapted to the complexities of the challenges they face in terms of profitability and growth. Through its network of partners, SCF Conseils offers businesses a range of specialized services to meet their needs.
Special tax rules apply to private forest owners. At SCF Conseils, we have a team of professionals who know the rules well and are positioned to help forest owners minimize taxes and other fees. Our skilled staff are also here to support forestry producers in handling their business accounting and financial management.
It is by no means uncommon for farmers to own more than one business. Whether you work in snow removal, processing, transportation, milling, agri-tourism, or any other activity, it’s important for advisors to have an accurate overall picture of their clients’ activities in order to advise them on the next steps of their business.
Taxes can be a major expense for businesses, and many special rules apply in the agriculture sector. Whether you’re looking to transfer a business or reduce your annual tax bill, SCF Conseils has tax experts and partners at the ready to give you the best advice.
The specialists at SCF Conseils and our partner firms (including CPA professionals) are ready to help prepare your financial statements. Our experienced technicians can help you track your transactions, prepare your payroll, fill out government forms, and submit financial data for Agris programs.
Whether you’re seeking to assess, expand, or transfer a business, or even solve a financial or management problem, SCF Conseils has agricultural economists and partners to guide you through the process and offer the best solutions.
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Farm businesses are growing in size. That means they need workers, whether foreign or local. Managing employees, ensuring their safety, complying with labour standards, and training staff are all issues farmers contend with in today’s world. SCF Conseils and our partners are here to support employers in meeting their human resources management needs.
In the course of their business, farmers are required to follow numerous laws regarding the environment, the highway code, food safety, farmland, quotas, building construction, and more. SCF Conseils has legal advisers and partners who know the legislation inside out to help guide farmers in meeting their obligations and defending their rights.
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The Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) was favourable in its reaction to the Sustainable Agriculture Plan (PAD), which was unveiled today by André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
SCF Gaspésie–les-Îles is here to coach you through the farm transfer process. Our advisors will be at your side to help you and the new generation of farmers through the transition, from start to finish.
Two agricultural employers in the Estrie region have won in the “employer committed to educational success” category as a part of the Mon boss, c’est le meilleur! (My boss is the best!) contest, run by Conciliation études-travail Estrie.
COVID-19 hit the agriculture sector hard, adding new challenges onto an already-strained situation. Though many government assistance measures have been implemented, it can still be difficult to find your bearings.
COVID-19 has brought on its share of challenges, including a labour shortage. With much fewer foreign workers in the country this year, AGRIcarrières and the UPA jointly launched the J’y vais sur-le-champ campaign to recruit Quebec workers.
On September 30, both the SCF Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and the UPA Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regional federation met with farm business owners to provide clarifications and answer many questions about the government assistance measures available.
"As a farmer and Vice-president of the executive committee, I can tell you that the services provided by the Outaouais-Laurentides Federation SCF are the obvious choice for me and my family of farm entrepreneurs. In addition to being professional, the SCF’s personalized services include many tax, accounting, and agricultural economics specialists. They are there to help us through all stages of our business life cycle. Their knowledge of agriculture is guaranteed to genuinely satisfy farmers: “It stays within the UPA family.” Agricultural specialists have been our business partners since 1975.
Thank you to the entire SCF Outaouais-Laurentides team."
Jacques Gévry, Vice-President
Fédération UPA Outaouais-Laurentides
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