Since the start of COVID-19, the rise of at-home fitness equipment has surged, especially with fitness centres not being able to remain open during lockdowns. Phil Villeneuve of Newtown Sales joins co-hosts Shaun Haney and Gary Chambers in this Fit Farmer podcast episode, to discuss the sporting goods industry. Originally from Sarsfield, Ont., Villeneuve spent… 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

In 2022, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct Paul Kelly, Patrick Lynch, Patricia Mighton, James Rickard, and Dr. Patricia Shewen as worthy candidates based on their life-long commitments to Ontario’s agriculture. The five will be recognized in an induction ceremony on June 12, (in-person, if restrictions permit, and online) bringing the total number… 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

If you’ve been a listener or reader of RealAgriculture for any length of time, you know that I am a massive fan of college football. Monday’s championship game lived up to all expectations. University of Georgia was my pick to win (you can check on Twitter!), so I feel good about that pick because they… Read More

The last strategic plan launched by the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) set the goal of 26 million tonnes of production by 2025. Tucked in to that strategic plan was also a shift in the Council’s approach to agronomy. “Agronomy changes over time,” says Clint Jurke, agronomy director for the CCC. “In 2018, we did… Read More

Ontario’s agriculture ministry is set to hire four new extension staff over three locations: Ridgetown, Kemptville, and Vineland. Job offers are currently posted for a soil fertility specialist, a cropping systems specialist, a livestock specialist, and a lead for horticulture sustainability.   Newly-posted OMAFRA crop and livestock specialist positions at Ridgetown, Kemptville, and Vineland. Soil… Read More

 

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