RealAg Radio, Oct 18: Forages, beagles, trade, grain dryers, and Wheat Pete’s Word

What do beagles have to do with hog barns? Very little and yet everything (see tweet below). It would seem that not much is off limits when Lyndsey Smith hosts RealAg Radio, but at least she manages to connect to actual farming at some point. On Thursday’s edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear: Jessika Guse… Read more »

Don’t let unspoken gender rules get in the way

When it comes to communicating in the workplace — men and women don’t typically speak the same language. According to Sherry Waddingham, president of Mindshift, a Toronto-based workplace communications company, men tend to be more assertive, competitive, look to problem solve and are poor listeners. Women on the other hand, are less assertive, look to share… Read more »

Dairy goat industry facing over-supply, uncertainty with processors

It wasn’t that long ago that just about everyone said if you are looking to diversify or get out of cows, you should get into goats. The market for these little milk makers, seemingly, had no where to go but up: major processors were expanding or adding product lines, consumption trends positive, and prices were… Read more »

Refundable or not? Alberta beef producers to vote on check-off dollars

On Friday, Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) will have their plebiscite vote available to its members. Ranchers are being asked if their provincial check-off dollars should be refundable or non-refundable. Voting will take place at various ABP fall meetings across the province from October 19th until November 13th. There’s also the option to vote at any of the… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, Oct 17: Horsetail control, cleaning corn, and new answers for cereal rye

Harvest has picked up in both Western and Eastern Canada, though the challenges facing each region are unique. On this episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, Peter ‘Wheat Pete’ Johnson tackles late season weed control decisions (mostly: just don’t), diseased corn crop management, and shares some new findings on including cereal rye as a cover crop. Have… Read more »

Biotech innovator and canola pioneer Wilf Keller on team work, leadership, and sharing science

Some people are a part of an industry when if first starts. Others are a significant part of the establishment of an industry. Still others are able to bring new participants into an industry and mentor them into even higher achievements. Very few people do all of these things and also are able to explain… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Oct 17: Mountain-made cheese, winter storage prep, and goat milk growing pains

We’re mid-way through this week and occasional RealAg Radio host Lyndsey Smith has managed somehow to keep the show rolling in Shaun Haney’s absence (no, that’s not a weed joke). On today’s show: Lyndsey gets serious for at least a few minutes to talk mental health Jessika Guse manages to cram a whole lot of… Read more »