When you grow up on a farm, the plan is to eventually take over the farm, especially if you’re the oldest.
I received all of the top notch farm training as a child:
- The combine rides as a toddler
- The piles of John Deere toys
- The importance of not missing the weather update on CJOB
- The weekly semi rides to the local elevator.
Farming wasn’t in the cards
Around the age of 7, I had just returned from a combine ride with my grandpa when I couldn’t stop coughing. I had trouble catching my breath, my eyes were itchy, and my nose was running non-stop. We went to the doctor and sure enough, I was having an asthma attack.
Having been told to stay away from farm dust, anything related to harvest quickly stopped. Moving forward I was still involved in farming, working for my uncle’s crop-dusting company, and having the responsibility of handling “dust-free” jobs. However, as my asthma worsened I figured it was best to start considering a Plan-B.
Plan B: Financial Planning
In addition to being full-time farmers, my parents also owned a trucking company. Not knowing what I wanted to do in life, I figured I’d follow their lead, go to business school, and maybe return to help run their company. It was early in my university experience that I started taking finance courses and immediately fell in love with financial planning. I loved the challenge and the impact it could have on people’s lives when I figured out solutions to their problems.
I began my practice upon the completion of my degree in 2012, and I haven’t looked back since. Today, I work with over 100 families helping them manage over $75 million in investable assets.
Specializing in Farm Financial Planning
Over the years, I started acquiring more and more farmers as clients. Having grown up on a farm helped, as I knew farming was like no other business. The typical strategies that most business owners use don’t necessarily work as efficiently for farmers, and therefore, the typical “cookie-cutter” advice from non-farm advisors is not cutting it!
Today I work almost exclusively with farmers, therefore, I am able to provide farm-specific financial, investment, and tax advice which I firmly believe no other advisor can match since I’m immersed in it daily.
What clients are saying…
Since working with Colin Sabourin, he has met and surpassed our expectations of working with a financial advisor. He takes the time to really know his clients, which gives us every confidence that not only our financial goals are well understood, but also our comfort level. He regularly provides updates and has always been available to answer any questions or to explain our options within our portfolio. Thank you, Colin, for your guidance and encouragement towards our financial success!
– J2 Farms Ltd.
My husband and I know Colin personally and have been clients of his for the past few years. We have had many meetings with him, and he always explains everything thoroughly. We are very impressed with the personalized, professional service and advice given to us, and how he tailors this specifically to suit our situation and future needs. We feel very comfortable putting our finances in his care due to his depth of knowledge, lateral thinking, common sense approach, and his ethical and caring demeanor. We look forward to working with Colin for the long term and have no hesitation in recommending him with complete trust.
– C&R Farms Ltd.
We appreciate Colin’s diversified approach to helping us manage our finances, which helps us to make a cohesive plan. We initially started working with him for a narrow, specific area of our finances, but soon found that we needed to take a more holistic approach and he was able to help us with all areas. Sometimes working on the day to day makes a person lose sight of the “big picture” and Colin has brought that back into view for us. His professional service and sincere desire to do his best for his clients is part of why we enjoy working with him. We would highly recommend working with Colin.
– Country Grove Farms Ltd
I started working with Colin back in 2015. We put together a plan that touched on my succession and estate planning. Colin has experience, is sharp, and provided me with great ideas. What I admired most however was his ability to organize my team of professionals (accountants & lawyer) so we could all work together on tax savings strategies that fit my personal farm operation.
– 5472547 MB Ltd.
*Disclaimer: All testimonials published have been used with client consent. Thank you to these clients for sharing their experiences.