Farm kids are the next generation of farmers and it’s up to the current generation to keep them safe. This week, May 13 to 19, 2024, marks the first-ever Kids FarmSafe week hosted by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) with presenting sponsor BASF Canada. Robin Anderson, director of programs and communications for CASA, says… Read More

Applications for 2025 Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarships are due by June 30, 2024. Nuffield Canada offers $20,000 scholarships to develop future leaders in agriculture. The Nuffield Scholarship is a rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture. Its goal is to attract mid-career applicants with a passion for… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $13.2 million to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 2024-25, representing a $667,000 increase over last year, adding five new seats for Saskatchewan students. This funding is part of the government’s commitment to subsidize 25 training seats for Saskatchewan students. Five of these seats are designated for… Read More

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

 

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