Talking to Farmers — Dry Conditions, Seeding Equipment and Farm Progress Show Highlights

talking to farmers canada's farm progress showDry conditions back home were the subject of many conversations involving prairie farmers who made the trek to Regina last month for Canada’s Farm Progress Show.

RealAg’s roving reporter Kelvin Heppner took to the show grounds with a camera to ask farmers how their crops were looking and their highlights from the massive equipment showcase.

Find more coverage of Canada’s Farm Progress Show ’15 here

Two points need to be taken into consideration when listening to their responses:

1.) Farmers from areas hardest hit by drought tended to say “no thanks” (perhaps in more colourful language) when asked if they’d be up for doing an interview that would include a question about how their crops were looking.

2.) It’s not uncommon to see multiple generations from a farm touring the show together (ie. father and son/daughter.) In every one of these cases, dad delegated the interview to the younger generation. So while these interviews may skew toward younger farmers, there’s usually a senior decision-maker behind the camera.

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