Until next time

So I have a bit of personal news that’s been a long time coming.

Honestly, I’d find it much easier to write another news story or discuss some issue affecting Canadian ag than write this note, which is why I’ve been putting this off for a while, but it’s time to share publicly…

After just over a decade (doesn’t feel that long!) of reporting on Canadian agriculture while farming on the side, I will be stepping back from my role with Real Ag as of Friday to invest more time in my family’s grain and chicken (hatching egg) farm near Altona, Manitoba.

The prospect of farming ‘full-time’ is exciting, and has been the long-term plan, but the change is also bittersweet. I will miss many aspects of this role, including the chance to get to know and learn from many of you.

Thank you for your trust, for reading/listening/watching, and for sharing your stories and insight (and laughs) along the way. The last four years with Real Agriculture, including the launch of RealAg Radio nearly two years ago, have been fun, fulfilling, and humbling in many ways.

The plan is to continue working with Real Ag in a some capacity down the road, but my focus will now shift to the farm, as Jessika Guse takes over more of the news responsibilities for the site and radio show.

Thanks to Shaun and the entire RealAg team for being amazing and inspiring co-workers and friends. I will miss you guys, and I’m looking forward to seeing where you grow from here.

Feel free to send me an email or DM if you’d like to know more or to get in touch in the future.

Sincerely,

Kelvin Heppner

 

Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor and radio host for RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio. He's been reporting on agriculture on the prairies and across Canada since 2008(ish). He farms with his family near Altona, Manitoba, and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin. @realag_kelvin

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