A strong legacy component to a farming operation can often make choosing who will take over the farm a difficult decision. Renee Wiatt, family business management specialist with Purdue University’s agricultural economics department, talked succession planning with RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney, as part of Farm Management Canada’s Agricultural Excellence Conference. “Farming is a very… Read More

Ontario’s Northern College will offer a two-year Agriculture Business program beginning in the fall of 2022, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Ottawa-based Algonquin College. The program was developed in 2018 and launched at Algonquin College’s Perth campus in 2019, to address the needs of a growing industry. The two-year Agricultural Business… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is announcing another partnership — this time, one that will develop plant-based food products and beverages. YoFiit, Avena Foods, and Roquette Canada have partnered to solve technical challenges in formulating plant-based beverages, probiotic rich yogurt, and other functional plant-based analogues. The partnership’s key focus will be on maintaining the nutritional equivalency… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Heather Watson, executive director at Farm Management Canada, on their Agricultural Excellence Conference; Peggy Brekveld, re-elected president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture; David Mason, director of enterprise security at Darktrace, on cyber security, ransomware attacks, and how they could impact the farm; Ryan Barrett,… Read More

The Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is announcing the launch of a new partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) to create an agriculture-focused business case competition for Canadian post-secondary students from any discipline. The goal of the partnership — made possible through the Government of Canada — is to increase the… Read More

The HALO Air Ambulance board of directors is pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for Paul Carolan as chief executive officer, effective November 15, 2021. Carolan continues at HALO at a critical time as the progression towards a sustainable program continues, says the organization. “HALO has ambitious program and fund development goals, and Paul… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced $110,291 towards CBS Bio Platforms’ development of enhanced, sustainable feed. RDAR funding will drive research led by CBS Bio Platforms, a leading international feed technology company headquartered in Calgary, to develop processes that release previously inaccessible plant components and make them usable in poultry and swine diets. The… Read More

Change is everywhere in farming and often everything seems to be in flux , whether it’s markets, trade relationships, weather, or family relationships. Depending on the circumstances, farmers react differently to change, says Heather Watson, executive director at Farm Management Canada (FMC). “Some people see that as unwelcome and unnerving; others see it as an… Read More

Today’s RealAg Radio is sponsored by RBC, and was broadcast live at Farm Management Canada’s Agricultural Excellence Conference. You’ll hear: Shawn Hass of RBC Dominion Securities, about how concerned farm or ranch owners should be with inflation; Ryan Riese joins in for an RBC spotlight interview; and Renee Wiatt, research and extension specialist at Purdue… Read More

With the announcement of a potential fifth wave of COVID-19, the FarmTech Foundation of Alberta is postponing its 2022 conference. The decision was made after consultation with the hosting organizations Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and the Alberta Wheat Commission. The group says that postponing the 2022 conference will allow them to create… Read More

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project to strengthen the use and understanding of fermentation processing technology in ingredient and food processing. The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre (Food Centre), the University of Saskatchewan, the Global Agri-Food Advancement Partnership (GAAP) and Ag-West Bio are creating a new fermentation and training program at the… Read More