Many Ontario farmers would have heard about Yield Enhancement Networks (YEN) for the first time about two years ago at the Southwest Agricultural Conference. ADAS, an independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy services in the U.K., formed the first YEN back in 2012, with the goal of setting up collaboration between industry partners, agronomists, and… Read More

Chop Steakhouse & Bar recently announced plans to become the first full-service restaurant chain in Canada to offer steaks featuring certification that recognizes sustainable beef practices. “The most exciting part of that menu is our new mass balance certification through the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef,” says Stephen Clark, executive chef for Chop Steakhouse & Bar…. Read More

Imagine setting out on your own, fresh out of university, down to your last few hundred bucks. Matt Gosling did. That was 18 growing seasons ago, and although the beginning was a challenge with change and uncertainty moving at an incredible rate, Gosling has built Premium Ag into a successful agronomic services company. From the… Read More

Ontario’s Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has elected a new chair and vice chair and two new directors to its board at its recent annual general meeting. Brian Miller, a Huron County farmer and the poultry industry representative on the board, steps up as chair of the organization, while Don Gordon, a farmer from the… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-part video series aimed at researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers, and students to gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario. The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series, available on YouTube, covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, technology used by farmers,  sustainability initiatives… Read More

This edition of RealAg Radio has a little something for everyone, including news, personal development, professional development, and steak. That’s right: steak. On today’s show you’ll hear: Kara Oosterhuis and Rosie Thoni talking finding your place in agriculture; Stephen Clark, Chop Steakhouse & Bar, about of sustainable-certified steak cuts; MNP’s Peter Manness and Kim Gerenscer… Read More

Soil health, in a rotational grazing and cattle operation sense, starts with ground cover and consistently adding organic matter that will eventually become sequestered carbon. Logistics-wise and from a management stand-point, how is improved soil health achieved in a cattle operation? In this Soil School episode, Bernard Tobin is in the field with Aaron Bowman,… Read More

The Canadian Western Agribition’s scholarship program is now open for applications. The program, intended to provide financial support and incentive to young people in order to pursue post-secondary and graduate eduction, is open to students in their second or subsequent year in programs at least two years in duration. Applicants must be passionate about agriculture… Read More

Why is it important to conserve beneficial insects? When is it time to “pull the trigger” on an insecticide application, and how does choice of insecticide influence populations of beneficial insects? John Gavloski, provincial entomologist at Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, says that to farm most economically and efficiently, the way insects are viewed and reacted… Read More

Welcome to this Agronomic Monday here on RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson talking about the fungicide and nitrogen decision in a dry year; Autumn Barnes, agronomy specialist at Canola Council of Canada, talking about plant stand evaluations and a new online tool; Harold Brown, technical service specialist with BASF, talking… Read More

 

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