The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) have announced Richard Horne as its new executive director, effective July 22, 2019. Horne most recently served as manager of policy and issues for the producer group, a role he’s held since 2014. Horne replaces Dave Stewart, who will remain employed by BFO in an advisory capacity until August… Read More

On what would be a normal Thursday evening for most, the Weather Network tweeted something that would eventually cause a ruckus on social media within the agriculture community. On the company’s website, it claims: “we are committed to delivering weather information 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across all platforms – responsive websites,… Read More

It’s our last show from Saskatchewan’s Ag in Motion. Today’s show features a farmer panel with twitter sensations Jeff Bennett, Megz Reynolds, and Jim Hale. Guided by host Shaun Haney, the group discusses crop conditions, entrepreneurship, dealing with the stress of farming, labour (and childcare) challenges, and principles of machinery ownership. Have feedback? Story idea? Send… Read More

AgVisor Pro, a global platform that connects farmers to experienced ag experts, launched this week in Ag in Motion. Currently offering access to roughly 50 advisors, the platform enables users to connect via audio, video, or text, with photo-sharing capabilities. It also saves the connection for future reference. “AgVisor Pro is basically the ‘Uberization’ of… Read More

Ag Growth International Inc. is making a minority equity investment of US$15 million in Farmobile, Inc. Farmobile, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is an independent agriculture technology company, providing hardware and software services for the real-time collection, organization, analysis, and storage of farm data. The Farmobile device collects and streams real-time, geo-tagged agronomic and machine data… Read More

The Ontario government announced $1.3 million in funding through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a funding partnership with the University of Guelph. The research projects at the University of Guelph will focus on increasing production and decreasing economic losses caused by crop diseases and pests on Ontario farms, including: Surveillance for blight management decisions in… Read More