Surrounding yourself with exceptional people and building a winning team. It’s a recipe for success that Saskatchewan-born Lorne Hepworth has followed through three successful careers and now an appointment as Member of the Order of Canada. This week, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney sat down with Hepworth to discuss his journey, which includes a career arc with… Read More

The Farming Simulator League, where video game enthusiasts can compete for up to 200,000 Euros, drew competitors from around the globe at Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany. RealAgriculture’s own Rylynn Haney took a turn at the simulator as part of a five-day virtual bale stacking challenge open to Agritechnica visitors. Like Agritechnica, the Farming Simulator League… Read More

Ag in the Classroom Canada has launched a national campaign aimed at inspiring young people to consider a career in agriculture. The “I AM AG” campaign was launched at the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto on Wednesday, as part of Career Month in Canada. The interactive social media campaign is designed to engage people who… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has named Mathieu Rouleau as executive director effective today, November 6. No stranger to the organization, Rouleau co-founded École-O-Champ, a non-profit organization dedicated to agricultural education and AITC-C’s member organization in Quebec. In his new role with AITC-C, Rouleau will focus on implementing a new three-year strategic plan and… Read More

Hannah Stamp of Vauxhall, Alta., and Sarah MacDonald of Vanderhoof, B.C., have been selected as the Outstanding Young Farmers Memorial Scholarship winners for 2023. Each winner receives a $1,000 scholarship to support their post-secondary agricultural education. The award includes two annual scholarships — one to an individual who has completed at least one year of… Read More

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has announced a three-year extension of its sponsorship of the Ottawa Smart Farm. The partnership with Area X.O, the research and development complex for next-gen smart mobility, autonomy and connectivity and home of the Ottawa Smart Farm, is designed to accelerate agri-tech innovation, adoption, and impact on farmers, Canada’s agricultural sector, and… Read More

Farm Management Canada has opened nominations for an award that was established over twenty years ago to honour those that have made an extraordinary contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. Individuals or groups can be nominated for the 2023 Wilson Loree Award, if… Read More

Four Canadian researchers have been paired with mentors in the industry through the Beef Cattle Research Council’s (BCRC) Beef Researcher Mentorship Program. The program links new researchers with two mentors working in relevant areas of the Canadian beef industry. Part of the mentorship award also includes a travel budget to attend industry events and actively… Read More

The public outreach campaign from Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched a 10-week science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-program based curriculum for Grade 3 Ontario classrooms. Through Good in Every Grain, teachers can access “Farming STEMterprise,” a free teaching resource based on Ontario grain farming in coordination with the Ontario elementary school curriculum. The weekly… Read More

The Wheat Growers Association (formerly known as the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association) has launched a young farmer mentorship program with the support of Canadian Pacific Kansas City Rail (CPKC). The focus of the mentorship is to encourage young farmers to get informed and involved within agriculture policy, the organization says. Saskatchewan director and treasurer… Read More

The Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship (DHA) program at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus will be available through virtual delivery to reach more students interested in a professional herdsperson careers. In a partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), Ridgetown Campus will use $300,000 of government funding to develop virtual learning modules and increase program… Read More

 

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