Have you ever thumbed through your child’s textbook only to be left shaking your head? RealAgriculture founder Shaun Haney was helping his youngest son with his science homework when a small sidebar on herbicide resistance caught his eye: In my sons grade 9 text book it says that herbicide resistance is due to weeds and… Read More

Following a funding commitment, 4-H Canada has announced it will continue its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs for five more years. The extension of the program is made possible through a $500,000 contribution from Bayer Crop Science. “Our partnership with Bayer is critical to building capacity around STEM for 4-H youth across Canada,”… Read More

A new competition is aimed at solving some of the problems those in agriculture face on a daily basis. Students from three different post-secondary institutions will be coming together this week for an event being dubbed McDalBridge, for one-of-a-kind training, along with a competition to improve the agriculture industry. “This cross-institutional collaboration is a tremendous… Read More

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna announced $97,100 has been awarded to Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan. The money will be put towards helping kids involved in the program to learn about the environment and “foster awareness of sustainability and climate change.” According to a news release, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan aims… Read More

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is about to launch one of three pilot projects to “engAGe” youth in three cities across the country. Through its thinkAG initiative, AITC-C staff and volunteers will be visiting high schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal this fall and winter to promote careers within Canada’s agri-food sector. “Although agriculture… Read More

In an effort to support the growing agriculture industry, more than $700,000 will be given to two programs that support leadership among young Canadian farmers. The Canadian Young Farmers Forum (CYFF) will receive $616,627 while Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program will receive $100,925. The money, announced on Wednesday, falls under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriCompetiveness… Read More

Farming and ranching organizations across western Canada are collaborating with a University of Waterloo research project to better understand producers preferences when it comes to conservation programs. Research lead, Dr. Jeremy Pittman says a big question they’re hoping to answer is how they can make both agriculture and species at risk thrive on Canadian landscapes…. Read More