Earlier this week, an announcement came through that consultations for the National Agricultural Labour Strategy are open. The consultations will allow the agriculture and agri-food sector to have an opportunity to weigh in on labour shortages, challenges, and obstacles through an online process. The labour strategy is put into action through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC),… Read More

The Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food has launched consultations for input in to a National Agricultural Labour Strategy. Opening June 27, and running until September 28, 2022, the agriculture and agri-food sector will have an opportunity to weigh in on labour shortages, challenges and obstacles through an online process. The National Agriculture Labour Strategy will seek to address… Read More

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission has announced that Karla Bergstrom will be the next leader of Alberta Canola, beginning her role as executive director on May 16, 2022. Bergstrom has over 10 years of experience leading Alberta Canola in its legislative duty to advise governments on issues affecting canola farmers. She will build on key relationships with… Read More

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has announced Heather Ryan will be its next chief executive officer, effective May 9, 2022. Ryan moves into the role following the retirement of Scott Banda, who held the position for 12 years. “On behalf of the FCL board, it is my privilege to announce the appointment of Heather Ryan as… Read More

Jennifer MacTavish has announced her departure from Ontario Sheep Farmers (OSF), happening sometime before August 31, 2022. MacTavish has served in the role for the last nine years. OSF chair John Hemsted has named a transition committee of the board to oversee the recruitment of a qualified individual for the general manager position. MacTavish is recognized… Read More

Running a farm requires a combination of hard skills, encyclopedic knowledge, and a knack for business. Sometimes, everyone on the farm team needs to know a skill, and other situations might call for just one person or a few people to be capable or permitted to get the job done. Which brings us to this… Read More

With an eye to the future, cattle prices and cut-out values will eventually have to reflect significant shifts in labour and robotics, packaging, transport, and sustainability demands on the sector. Over the last 23 months, there’s been a lot of talk about supply chains moving from just-in-time delivery to a more of a just-in-case type… Read More

Each week, we here at RealAgriculture choose a new question to ask in our poll. A few weeks ago, we asked which professional farmers plan to add to the farm in the year ahead. The final tally favoured a business/succession expert, but adding a marketing advisor ranked second. Brain Voth, founder of IntelliFarm Inc., isn’t… Read More

Farmers are known for their independent, get ‘er done mentality, and seemingly endless energy for putting in the required work to get those things done. But no farmer truly works alone — whether it’s an agronomist, a marketing pro, or an equipment technician, most farmers know it takes a team of professionals to keep a… Read More

 

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