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Steven Laing

Fiddlehead Farm

Direct Phone: (416) ***-****       

Fiddlehead Farm

978 Fish Lake Road

Demorestville, Ontario K0K 1W0

Canada

Company Description

Fiddlehead Farm was founded in 2012. The farm is in beautiful Prince Edward County in the rolling fields overlooking Fish Lake. It started as the dream project of Stephen and Heather. The two of them met while interning on a Biodynamic Farm in Ottawa. Ste ... more

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Employment History

Owner
Laing Traditional Masonry Limited

Managing Director
Laing Traditional Masonry Limited

Partner
Laing Traditional Masonry Limited

Managing Director
LTM Group Ltd

Education


Sustainable Agriculture
Fleming College

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Steven Laing, Managing Director of Laing Traditional Masonry Ltd


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Employing either of these methods, or a hybrid like Steve Laing of Fiddlehead Farms in Demorestville, Ont., just makes it a little bit harder for business owners to let themselves off the hook when they don't meet their own goals.

While Steve Laing may only farm five acres in Ontario's Prince Edward County, and this may only be his third year in operation, he talks about the essential role of his advisory board in a way that echoes the feelings of large operator Lee Erickson.
"I have to make sure an idea is thoroughly researched to present it and answer all the questions everyone else has, and then sometimes we have to bench an idea to come back to it later on or do a trial," says Laing. "You have to make sure you cover all your bases because whenever you have a hole, they can point at that hole."
Though his is a small market garden and agri-tourism venture, the management structure on Laing's farm is sophisticatedly business-like. Laing and his father, a registered accountant, share voting control of the company. However, the board also includes non-voting partners such as Laing's stepfather, who earned his MBA before retiring from a long career with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and Laing's partner, a landscape biologist.
With so many different value systems, it can be frustrating to operate by consensus, Laing admits, but it also truly tests the strength of his ideas thanks to the variety of perspectives.
"Having a bunch of people who overlap a lot isn't necessarily useful in making well thought out decisions," Laing says. "People with divergent viewpoints can help because it requires you to justify your position more and ultimately you'll end up with better ideas and better implementation."
Laing says his group meets three times a year for overall business-planning purposes, such as approving annual budgets or new marketing initiatives, which is much closer to the quarterly meetings experts recommend for advisory board meetings.
Then through the growing season, Laing makes operational decisions within the parameters set by the group, reacting to immediate challenges mostly as he sees fit. But he says the act of outlining the year's plan of attack helps him keep the farm's day-to-day progress balanced with reality, and takes much of the emotion out of decision-making for extremely rational results.


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Steven Laing, Managing Director, LTM Group Ltd.


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When you are ready to sign up please use the PayPal link at the bottom of this page, or fill out the CSA Registration Form and mail it to Fiddlehead Farm, 978 Fish Lake Road, Demorestville, ON, K0K 1W0 with a cheque payable to Stephen Laing.

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Steve started the farm in 2012 after working on several farms and studying Sustainable Agriculture at Fleming College. Our produce is grown organically.


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Steve started the farm in 2012 after working on several farms and studying Sustainable Agriculture at Fleming College. Our produce is grown organically.

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When you are ready to sign up you can either use the paypal buttons below, or you can fill out the CSA Registration Form and mail it to Fiddlehead Farm, 978 Fish Lake Road, Demorestville, ON, K0K 1W0 with a cheque payable to Stephen Laing.

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