The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has elected its new director-at-large at the final stop of its regional meetings held at Lethbridge, Alta. Janine Paly was elected for the position. She replaces Kevin Bender who’s been a part of the board since AWC’s launch in 2012. Paly farms near Thorhild, and is honoured farmers have put… Read More

It’s nice to receive recognition from your peers. It is particularly nice when your peers are also your friends and the recognition occurs in a place of special emotional significance. All these things came together for Elaine Froese during last week’s Agriculture Excellence Conference held at Winnipeg, Man.  It was in the ballroom of the… Read More

A familiar name in central Saskatchewan is SaskCanola’s new executive director. “We are eager to welcome Lisa Horn to the SaskCanola team,” says Doyle Wiebe, chair of the SaskCanola board of directors. “Lisa is an experienced leader in the agriculture industry. Her breadth of knowledge will help advance the strategic direction of SaskCanola and the… Read More

In agriculture, when it comes to lobbying, big issues such as safety nets, carbon tax, and grain transportation tend to capture and command a large portion of farm organizations’ budgets and resources. These issues tend to fall under federal and provincial jurisdiction, but when it comes to government’s impact on farming, many times it’s at the… Read More

There was a time when there were many opportunities to hone your skills as a community leader. School districts had boards, grain companies had advisory groups, and there were various committees that supported community activities. Today, there are not nearly the opportunities that were once there to learn leadership skills. Add to that the fact… Read More

If ever you’ve been hugely frustrated by misinformation swirling around about how food is grown, you’ve probably also wondered what can be done about it. While farmers have been encouraged to “tell their stories,” many feel that, as an industry, the information shared is not being picked up. That is partially true, as the latest… Read More

From beginning with just small test plots, to having more than half of their current land base as an intercrop, the Whites say their farming journey has been all about learning from nature. Fifth generation farmers, Brooks and Jen White call the deep southwest corner of Manitoba — near the town of Pierson — home. Crops they… Read More

AgScape, an Ontario charity focused on farm and food education, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to train new teacher graduates, as part of its Teacher Ambassador Program, to deliver free food and agriculture lessons in schools across Ontario. The organization has a goal of equipping a “school bus load” of Ontario Certified Teachers with… Read More