Category: Agriculture Education

Ontario Sheep Farmers offering Master Shepherd’s course for fall 2018

Ontario Sheep Farmers is once again offering its Master Shepherd’s Course, beginning in September, 2018. The 18-month course is set up as 12, two-day modules covering a wide variety of sheep production topics. Each module consists of one and one-half days of classroom style presentations and discussions, and one-half day of farm and industry tours…. Read more »

Connecting people from around the world at the greatest outdoor show on earth

It has been another very successful Calgary Stampede for the cowboys, cowgirls, and patrons. The Calgary Stampede has something for everyone no matter whether you are attending for the rodeo, chuckwagons, the midway, or the food. The Calgary Stampede is able to connect people from all of the world to western and rural lifestyle through… Read more »

Register now for Straight Cutting Canola Webinar

The 2018 Straight Cutting Canola Webinar is your chance to learn about straight cutting best practices and innovations from industry experts and experienced growers. Join us on either Wednesday, July 11th OR Friday, July 13th. Whichever day you choose, please note that each webinar will kick off at 8:00 am MST. Click here to register now and… Read more »

Saskatchewan’s Outstanding Young Farmers focus on family, field trials, and community

Each year at Canada’s Farm Progress Show, Saskatchewan’s newest Outstanding Young Farmers are chosen. This year’s honourees are Jordan and Jennifer Lindgren. The Lindgrens farm at Norquay, in the northeast part of the province. Jordan grew up there and always knew he wanted to farm. Jennifer grew up on a mixed farm at Whishart and… Read more »

Froehlich named “thought leader” at Olds College

A well-known name in Canadian agriculture, Olds College recently named Art Froehlich as thought leader in smart agriculture for the school. This new position, made possible as a result of the donation by David Werklund and Susan Norman, will act as an advisor and industry connector within the Werklund Agriculture Institute, the college says. As thought… Read more »

Food Truths From Farm to Table addresses food guilt, shares farmers’ stories

If the conversation around farming and food is really going to change for the better, we have to get past talking to each other and reach out to our customers. In writing her book, Food Truths From Farm to Table, author Michele Payn specifically chose consumers as her target audience to move beyond “preaching to the choir.”… Read more »

Nuffield Canada announces scholarship recipients for 2019

Nuffield Canada has announced five recipients of its scholarships for 2019. The recipients will receive funding to travel internationally to study a particular topic or issue in agriculture. They’re expected to travel for a minimum of 10 weeks, with at least six weeks of consecutive travel. “These five scholar candidates will spend the next two… Read more »

Canola field events promise learning with an element of carnival

Western Canadian canola growers planning to attend one of three over-the-top canola field days being held this summer are in for a real experience. I recently sat down with Tracy Broughton, policy and producer relations manager for SaskCanola, to talk about what farmers can expect from the upcoming canolaPALOOZA event. Farmers can expect the usual… Read more »

Saputo announces $660,000 to support 4-H dairy programs

Youth involved in 4-H dairy programs have an extra reason to celebrate World Milk Day today. Saputo has announced a partnership with 4-H Canada that will see the dairy processor invest $660,000 over the next three years. The partnership will support members in 4-H dairy cow and goat programs with “grants, awards, and opportunities to… Read more »

Register now for herbicide resistance management webinar

From Australia to the United States to Canada, herbicide resistance has farmers around the world wondering about best management strategies. On Thursday, April 12, Shaun Haney will be moderating a webinar offered by BASF that will shed some light on this very important topic. During the 2018 Herbicide Resistance Management Webinar, you’ll hear the latest… Read more »

Kemptville Campus to be revamped into community education hub

The former University of Guelph Kemptville Campus will begin its transformation into a community education hub following a purchase agreement by the municipality of North Grenville facilitated by the province. According to a release by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the agreement will see the majority of the Kemptville campus converted… Read more »

Six agriculture scholarships offered for Grade 12 students

If you’re a Grade 12 student enrolling in an agricultural university or college in Canada this fall, there are six $2,500 scholarships up for grabs, courtesy of the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF). Funded through donations from the Canadian agriculture industry, one scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec,… Read more »

Ontario government marks Canada’s Ag Day with $713 million commitment to University of Guelph

The Ontario government has made a 10-year, $713 million commitment to fund agriculture research at the University of Guelph. Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, was joined by University of Guelph President Dr. Franco Vaccarino, in Guelph today to sign the agreement and mark Canada’s Agriculture Day. “We look forward to… Read more »

The race is on — Jeff Leal talks ethanol, wages and election prospects

The Ontario Liberal government has had its share of challenges in 2017. For starters, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating sunk to the low teens as Ontarians continued to gnash their teeth in response to the government’s hydro power plan. And then there was the government’s plan to increase the provincial minimum wage to $15 by… Read more »

Micron Woman and the world of spray droplets

You just finished a great spray day. Your timing and product choice were bang-on, the weather was good, and your sprayer was calibrated. But do you know what happened to the spray once it left the nozzle? The Spray Guys — Jason Deveau and Tom Wolf — find out in this premiere episode of Micron Woman…. Read more »