Category: Agriculture Education

Go slow to get ahead with low stress cattle handling

Sometimes you have to move slow to get where you want to go. The same can be said for cattle handling. Low stress cattle handling techniques don’t just make sense for animal welfare, they’re also a key component of verified sustainable beef production. Veterinarian Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz, head of animal handling, field research and facility… Read more »

Got poultry? New young leaders program aims to bring chicken farmers together

The Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFOC) have introduced a new Young Farmers Program, with the aim of connecting the younger generation of chicken producers with others like them across Canada. Selected participants will gain valuable experience to help with their personal farm operation along with knowledge on how to use the various tools available in… Read more »

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada offers updated resources for the new school year

Can you believe it’s already September next week? I know most people can’t… The good news is, kids will be back in school, and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITCC) is thrilled for school to start so teachers, parents, and kids can start using the new resources AITCC has developed. Johanne Ross, executive director for AITCC,… Read more »

Be cautious when buying in hay, says forage specialist

If you’re running low on forage, chances are you might already be starting to look for hay suppliers outside of your area. Terry Kowalchuk, forage specialist for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, says you have to be conscious of who you buy from, so that you do not get more than you bargained for. He… Read more »

Gabrielle Ferguson to lead Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) has announced that Gabrielle Ferguson will take the helm of its leadership program offerings, including its flagship Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP). As leadership programs director, Ferguson will be directly responsible for managing the long-running  agriculture and food industry executive development program. She will also work to maintain and create sponsor relationships… Read more »

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 »