I am going to tell you a story. It’s a story that probably will leave your mouth agape and thinking, “People wouldn’t actually do that, would they?” But I assure you, this story is true. Last Wednesday, our employee at our second solar grazing site (about 1.25 hour drive from the home farm) texted to… Read More

Long-time agricultural educator and advocate, Ellen Pruden, will be joining Cereals Canada. “I am pleased to announce that Ellen Pruden will be joining Cereals Canada as our director, communications as of August 23, 2021,” says Dean Dias, CEO of Cereals Canada. Pruden will be responsible for assessing Cereals Canada’s communications needs and developing and implementing a… Read More

Good news for everyone who’s been hooked on possibly the most popular modern mainstream TV show about farming and life as a farmer. “Clarkson’s Farm,” which features Top Gear and The Grand Tour star Jeremy Clarkson and his now-famous hired hand Kaleb Cooper, has been renewed for a second season on Amazon Prime Video. The… Read More

In the early 2000s, Canadian farmers from the east helped out those in the west with hay supplies, after the drought of 2002 left very little for feed. Dubbed Hay West, the grassroots movement was revived 10 years later, when western Canadian farmers returned the favour for many farmers in Ontario’s Ottawa Valley with Hay… Read More

The Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes contributors to agriculture from all different backgrounds. After all, it takes all kinds to make this industry successful, including educating children about agriculture. Recent inductee Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio to talk about her career at AITC… Read More

BASF Canada is launching its BASF Safety Scouts program as a fun and interactive way to support family farm safety. Through the new program, participants will receive a free safety vest and toolkit, and can take on the role of an official Safety Scout. The program is part of BASF’s partnership with the Canadian Agricultural… Read More

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has created a new webpage title “Beef Cattle and the Carbon Cycle” to assist individuals, organizations, and entire industries working to better understand the environmental implications of their activities. The webpage, which can be found here, defines terms like carbon sequestration, climate change, carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, and… Read More

Regeneration Canada is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and catalyze systems of change towards regenerative land stewardship in the country. Through workshops, online education, and information materials available to the general public, farmers, ranchers, and land stewards, Regeneration Canada hopes to engage with all stakeholders involved in decision-making regarding land. But… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-part video series aimed at researchers, post-secondary educators, policy makers, and students to gain better foundational knowledge of grain farming in Ontario. The Ontario Grain Farming 101 video series, available on YouTube, covers a wide range of topics including farm business management, technology used by farmers,  sustainability initiatives… Read More

National Insect Appreciation Day, which falls on June 8 this year, is an online celebration for insect enthusiasts, amateurs, and entomology professionals, promoted by the Entomology Society of Canada. John Gavloski, provincial entomologist for Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, recently joined Lyndsey Smith to talk about the day and how to show your appreciation (and… Read More

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Marie-Claude Bibeau announced May 19 that over $244,000 will go towards supporting the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI). The organization will continue its work to build public trust in the Canadian food system, and the announcement by Minister Bibeau comes after a meeting with several members. “COVID-19… Read More