Category: RealAg Radio

RealAg Radio, March 20: Corn Planter Prep, RR1 Beans, and the Most Canadian Intro of All Time

If it’s March, it’s maple syrup season in Ontario, and on this first day of spring, RealAg Radio co-host Shaun Haney is joined by guest host Lyndsey Smith to talk not just syrup but also the end of the Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim contest (sad trombone). But wait, there’s more! Mondays are also… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 17: Dan Thurmon, Randy Dowdy & Matthew Pot

It’s Friday! And today we’re joined by our headlining speaker on TechTour Live, which wrapped up in Lethbridge on Thursday — Dan Thurmon joins Shaun to look back on the week meeting farmers from across the priaries, and his message about living life “off-balance.” We also hear fellow TechTour speaker Randy Dowdy on his battle… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 16: From TechTour LIVE in Lethbridge

From TechTour Live in Lethbridge, Shaun and Kelvin are joined by tech futurist Nik Badminton, discussing the growing role of automation and artificial intelligence in farming and food production. Kyle Jeworski, CEO of Viterra, sits down with Kelvin to discuss a number of topics, including the current wave of investment in grain handling facilities on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 15: Randy Dowdy, Harvesting in Spring, and TechTour Live from Red Deer

Corn and soybean record-breaking farmer (and TechTour Live speaker) Randy Dowdy joins Kelvin on today’s show to talk about asking the right questions to grow big yields, whether we’re talking corn or canola. Shaun also hosts a panel discussion with Saskatchewan farmers Trevor Scherman, Jim Hale and Dave Olson, discussing their takeaways from TechTour Live and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 14: Farmer Panel, BeGrainSafe & TechTour Live from Saskatoon

It’s been another great day on TechTour Live in Saskatoon, as Shaun and Kelvin host today’s show on-location, featuring a panel discussion with Manitoba farmers Kyle Friesen, Ron Krahn and Dwayne Leslie looking ahead to spring and planting. We also catch up on the latest news, and hear from Brian Innes of the Canola Council… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 13: China Trade Discussion, Soybean Variety Decisions & TechTour Live Kicks Off

Shaun and Kelvin are in Brandon, Man. today for the first stop on the TechTour Live, along with 300+ Manitoba farmers and ag retailers. Today’s show includes some highlights from day one of the Western Canadian tour; an in-depth discussion with one of Canada’s top trade officials, Kirsten Hillman (she was Canada’s chief negotiator for… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 10: Ag in the Classroom Response to Activists, Wheat Growers’ Highlights, & Winter Wheat Survival

It’s Friday already, as we look back on a busy week here on RealAg Radio that’s included the Canola Council of Canada’s 50th convention, the Advancing Women in Ag conference, the London Farm Show, Malt Masters and more… Guests today include Saskatchewan farmer and Western Canadian Wheat Growers director Cheralyn Nagel, Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada executive… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 9: Agronomist Panel at the London Farm Show

We’re on-location from the London Farm Show, the Pride Seeds booth specifically, for today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Bern Tobin joins Shaun to co-host and discuss what’s happening in the news. From there, we’re joined by Doug Alderman of Pride Seeds, and a hilarious and informative agronomist panel consisting of Peter Johnson, Aaron Stevanus, and… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Mar 8: Becoming Malt Masters

Today’s show comes to you from the Syngenta “Malt Masters” event in Olds, Alberta. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon at 3pm central on Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM! We’ll be on-location from the London Farm Show for Thursday’s broadcast. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

RealAg Radio, Mar 7: Advancing Women in Ag, Dairy Strategy & Activists Protest Ag Literacy Month

Today’s show features Iris Meck, host of the Advancing Women in Ag Conference underway in Calgary; Michael Barrett, president and CEO of Gay Lea Foods; and Dan Thurmon, author of Off Balance On Purpose and one of the featured speakers on TechTour Live next week. Shaun and Kelvin also discuss the launch of consultations on… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Mar 6: CRISPR Corn, Fusarium Ratings & Commodity Classic Highlights

It’s another Agronomy Monday on RealAg Radio! Shaun and Kelvin are back from Commodity Classic in San Antonio, and on to the Advancing Women in Ag Conference in Calgary… Today’s show includes the latest on DuPont Pioneer’s plans for crops developed using CRISPR gene editing technology, the impact of planter downforce on corn emergence, winter… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 3: From Commodity Classic in San Antonio

Shaun and Kelvin are down in San Antonio, Texas for the annual Commodity Classic convention. In front of a live audience in the Farmers Edge booth, today’s show includes discussion about canola’s economic contribution and the Ont. government’s plan to reduce hydroelectricity rates. Farmers Edge CEO Wade Barnes joins to discuss the launch of the company’s… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 2: Swath Grazing, Stripper Headers and Day 2 of Ag Expo

It’s day 2 of Ag Expo in Lethbridge, and Shaun’s on location from the Haney Farms booth for today’s show. Guests include Sandra Smith from Haney Farms, Graeme Finn of Union Forage and panel on the merits of using a stripper header with southern Alberta farmers Kevin Serfas and Ryan Mercer. RealAg Radio will be… Read more »

RealAg Radio, March 1: Ag Expo Day 1

Shaun hosts today’s show from the Bayer CropScience booth at Ag Expo in Lethbridge, discussing new weed control options for 2017, grain markets, the 120-year history of Ag Expo and more. Thursday’s show will be from Ag Expo, and on Friday we’re headed down to Commodity Classic in San Antonio. Join RealAg Radio every weekday… Read more »

RealAg Radio, Feb 28: Farm Lessons from Disney, Spray Droplet Size, & Bernier’s Views on Supply Management

Managing farm workplace culture, nozzle choice and pesticide coverage, understanding adoption rates of precision ag technology, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier’s views on supply management, and…eyebrow plucking for the Oscars???… Shaun and Kelvin co-host…guests include Disney U author and speaker Doug Lipp, spraying expert Tom Wolf and precision agronomist Dale Steele. Catch RealAg Radio every weekday afternoon… Read more »