Category: Announcements

Dale Leftwich joins the RealAgriculture team

(Picture Butte, AB) May 14, 2018 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce a new full-time addition to its content team with the hiring of Dale Leftwich of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Dale brings valuable experience, knowledge, and passion to RealAgriculture, having farmed in southeast Saskatchewan for 27 years. He has extensive experience in farm policy, having served… Read more »

RealAgriculture inks 3-year SiriusXM deal with Rural Radio 147

(Picture Butte, AB) May 7, 2018 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce the signing of a new three-year broadcast agreement for RealAg Radio on SiriusXM Rural Radio Channel 147. Launched in the fall of 2016, RealAg Radio is Canada’s only daily national agricultural radio program. Hosted by Shaun Haney, along with Kelvin Heppner, the show… Read more »

“Farmer Luke” wins the 2017-18 RealAg Hockey Pool

Editor’s note: Hearts are heavy in the hockey world following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy this past weekend. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and everyone affected. (Here’s a link to the GoFundMe fundraiser to financially support the players and families affected.) While Jets and Leafs fans are excited for the playoffs, followers of… Read more »

RealAgriculture is hiring a full-time videographer

RealAgriculture is hiring a full-time, in-the-field videographer to cover Western Canada. If you’re outgoing and enthusiastic with a passion for farming and know your way around a camera and production software, we’d like you to consider joining the RealAgriculture team. As videographer, you’ll be expected to travel across all three Prairie provinces, though a home… Read more »

TechTour Live returns to the prairies this March

RealAgriculture, in partnership with Dow AgroSciences, is pleased to announce the fourth annual TechTour Live. Inspired by the TechTour video series, the live tour will see members of the RealAgriculture team and speakers Nick Bontis, Bryce Eger, Tom Wolf, Jason Deveau and Carl Gould travel the prairie provinces for four one-day sessions in four days…. Read more »

‘Friends of Len’ make music to support autism charities

Fans of all ages can’t wait to get their hands on the new Friends of Len album. This thirteen song recording comes to us from Len Kahn, president of marketing firm Kahntact. When he’s not directing marketing communications for some of agriculture’s leading agribusinesses, Kahn can usually be found sitting behind his drum kit. A… Read more »

Hear RealAg Radio during the SiriusXM free preview until November 27th!

If you’re curious what RealAg Radio is all about but don’t have a SiriusXM subscription, here’s your chance to check it out. SiriusXM is offering a free listening period for 60-plus channels, including RealAg Radio’s home on Rural Radio Channel 147!  The free trial runs until November 27th. Simply tune in (if you’re satellite radio equipped)… Read more »

RealAg Radio wins CAMA award

The Canadian Agri-Marketing Association held its annual awards ceremony in Regina, SK on Thursday, with the RealAgriculture winning an award for our new radio program. RealAg Radio, our daily hour-long show featured on Rural Radio 147 on SiriusXM satellite radio, won CAMA’s Audio/Video: Broadcast News, Webinars, Podcasts or Taped Program category. RealAgriculture’s founder, and RealAg… Read more »

It’s back! Welcome to the 2017-18 RealAg Hockey Pool

October has arrived, and with it, the first dump of snow on crops still out in the field in parts of Canada, the end of the federal tax change consultations, and… hockey season! We are pumped, or, as Lyndsey might say, chuffed, to bring back the RealAg Hockey Pool for the 2017-18 season. Will McDavid lead… Read more »

RealAgriculture launches the first AMP site in agriculture

There are many things that make agriculture a unique industry, but serving a rural audience (you!) on rural internet speeds (boo!) is what Lee (developer!) and I (Rhett!) focus on. We spend a lot of time trying to make our site load faster. Especially on your phones, which ~65% of you are using right now…. Read more »

Brad Martin joins RealAgriculture as sales lead

RealAgriculture is continuing to see growth in sales, and as a result, we are pleased to announce our newest team member: Brad Martin. As of this week, Martin will work alongside the current customer experience and sales team — Rhett Soveran (Product Manager), Christiana Bach (Sales Coordinator) and Tricia Haney (Accounts Receivables) — to manage… Read more »

RealAgriculture Welcomes Kara Oosterhuis

This spring, the RealAgriculture content team is pleased to be joined by Alberta-based Kara Oosterhuis. Kara will be busy in the field filming across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Hello there! My name is Kara Oosterhuis, and I am excited and proud to be the newest member of the RealAgriculture team. I grew up on a mixed irrigation… Read more »

Catching Up on GF2 Changes for Next Ontario Funding Intakes

With government funding programs comes last minute changes and updates, but never fear, RealAgriculture and Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association regional program lead, Margaret May, have joined forces to bring you the latest updates to GF2 programming (That’s Growing Forward 2, for all of you who have been hiding under a rock). Of particular… Read more »

Grain Growers Launch New Logo and Revamped Site

The Grain Growers of Canada chose today, the inaugural Canada’s Agriculture Day, to launch its new logo and to unveil a completely re-designed website. The Grain Growers of Canada represents 50,000 active grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 12 provincial and regional grower groups. Its mission and mandate are to pursue a policy environment that… Read more »

Leal Remains Ag Minister in Ontario Cabinet Shuffle; Takes on Added Portfolio

Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, Jeff Leal, has kept his post in Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet mini-shuffle announced today. In addition to remaining the agriculture minister, Leal was also named the minister “responsible for small business.” Today I was pleased to be named Minister Responsible for Small Business, in addition to serving… Read more »