Heather Watson joined Farm Management Canada to work in communications. Fast forward a few years, and instead Watson is leading a thriving, adaptive organization as its executive director, and has been for over a decade. As Watson explains, she stepped in to the role not fully knowing what to expect, but that she’s leveraged her… Read More

What do hot air balloons, rodeos, and role models have in common? The answer is agricultural communications specialist Karen Lewis. As part of our series featuring women in agriculture in honour of International Women’s Day, we spoke with Lewis about how strong women in her life have helped shape her career in agriculture. Lewis makes… Read More

Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has announced that its FarmCash Advance Payments Program, previously only available in Alberta, will now be available to producers in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, beginning March 15, 2021. FarmCash has provided Alberta producers of over 50 ag commodities — including major crops, livestock, and honey — with another option to… Read More

If you clicked on this article, you’re probably wondering what “live your best life” I’m spewing out now. Today’s focus is sunlight. The polar vortex that has dominated the Prairies is making its way south of the border in a hurry (which, if you are reading this and from the parts of the U.S. that… Read More

The federal agriculture minister tried to address some of the questions coming from farms and other businesses that employ temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in a news conference on February 12. Employers of TFWs have been seeking clarifications regarding the federal government’s international travel restrictions and COVID-19 isolation protocols, as workers arrive for the upcoming growing… Read More

Each year, Canadian farms and orchards grow an abundance of fruit and vegetables for both local and export markets. From peaches and pears, to broccoli and asparagus, to processing tomatoes and cucumbers, Canada’s horticultural industry plays a vital role in producing local, fresh food for millions. Many of these farms employ seasonal workers, temporary foreign… Read More

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