Whether or not you’re farming healthy soils depends on many things, says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs soil specialist Anne Verhallen. When asked what makes a healthy soil, Verhallen says that growers need to think first about the qualities of their soil, including properties such as soil texture — are you farming… Read More

TELUS  has announced that John Raines is joining the organization as president of TELUS Agriculture. Effective November 29, 2021, Raines will bring over 20 years of global experience in the agriculture sector to his new role. “John is exceedingly well-positioned to lead the ongoing evolution of TELUS Agriculture,” says Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of… Read More

Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, brought you by MNP. On today’s show you’ll hear: Dr. Susan Wood-Bohm, one of the new distinguished fellows at Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute fellow, on to talk sustainable practices; Bob Tosh joins the show for an MNP farm succession spotlight; A previously aired, but important conversation with… Read More

One thing that often unites different generations from all the diverse facets of agriculture is 4-H. If you weren’t directly involved with 4-H, you likely have a connection who is in the program, or has been previously. Show Your 4-H Colours is one of those events where this widespread sense of community is shown. Held… Read More

G3 Pasqua, a high-efficiency grain elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask., has received Canadian Pacific (CP)’s Elevator of the Year Award. CP presents this award annually to the grain elevator that achieves high volumes from a single loading point, while consistently demonstrating efficient railcar loading, and a strong commitment to safety. G3 Pasqua earned the title… Read More

Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: A conversation between Kelvin Heppner and Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. She’ll talk about what her top priorities are after being re-appointed as minister; Tim Criddle of SeedMaster joins us for a spotlight interview; Ward Toma, general manager of Alberta Canola,… Read More

Nuffield Canada has selected six scholarship candidates from across Canada to be awarded $15,000 each to challenge themselves in a self-directed research program of international travel and study. Recipients can come from any capacity of primary production, industry, or governance of agriculture and must do a minimum of 10 weeks of travel study within 24… Read More

Understanding how multi-generation farms approach big-picture topics can help farm management teams (i.e. family members) better navigate difficult conversations on the future of the farm. In this second part of a discussion with Justin Funk, managing partner of AgriStudies, podcast host Shaun Haney explores how differences in how generations set goals, measure progress, use technology, and… Read More

How does corn crop emergence after planting play into ear and cob development, and eventually yield? Earlier in the growing season, Sara Meidlinger, market development agronomist at PRIDE Seeds, set up some flag tests that measured emergence in 1/1000th of an acre, in seven hybrid variety strips. In this Corn School episode, Meidlinger goes over the results… Read More