Canadian farmers have a chance to win one of four cash prizes of $25,000 for a community project with BASF’s Growing Home with BASF contest. Opening today and running until March 18, individuals in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario can nominate organizations that help grow their communities. Nominations submitted by March 18 will be judged… Read More

There’s something about us rural folk and the appreciation we have of just how beautiful our surroundings can be. For those of you that know me, you know that sunsets, sunrises, and a bright starry sky can make me take a deep breath in ways that not much else can. Lately, I’ve been stuck in… Read More

If you’re paying attention to social media today — February 15th, 2023 — you’ll likely notice those involved in the agriculture industry are celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day across the country. For me, personally, there’s no better way to celebrate Canadian agriculture than by catching up with farmers across the country on RealAg Radio, and seeing… Read More

The Canadian Agricultural HR Council (CAHRC) has received funding from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), for Growing the Agriculture Workforce of the Future: Cultivating Canada’s Post-Pandemic Recovery. This funding is part of ESDC’s Sectoral Workplace Solutions Program (SWSP) that helps key sectors of the economy implement solutions to address their current and emerging workforce… Read More

The Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing (CCAW), a new not-for-profit organization launched in late 2022, is on a mission to support farmers and their families with a research-to-action approach to mental health. Today, CCAW has announced an agreement that names TELUS Health as the exclusive clinical and technology provider for services. CCAW is focused on… Read More

The name Alfred Slinkard often goes hand in hand with pulse production, as his lentil varieties made Canada the world’s largest exporter of lentils. Affectionately known as the “Father of Lentils,” Slinkard passed away with his family by his side on November 24, 2022. During his lifetime, Slinkard received multiple agricultural awards, but his most… Read More

The Alberta government has launched a five-year Economic Development in Rural Alberta focused on key issues for rural Alberta. The plan includes economic development-enabling infrastructure, rural business supports and entrepreneurship, support for labour force and skills development, marketing and promoting rural tourism, and rural economic development capacity building. In the audio below, Nate Horner, Minister… Read More

Every year around this time, I start thinking it’s time to reflect. Reflect on the last year, the good, the not-so-great, and most of all — what I’m thankful for. I have started this more than a handful of times over the course of the last couple of days. So, I’ve turned on my favourite… Read More

A new white paper document released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), outlines 13 trends that they say requires the attention of the industry, if we are to keep up with a growing global population and environmental requirements. Megan Tanel, president of AEM, says over the years farmers have been expected to produce more… Read More

Romantic dates in Hawaii with your own personal chef and sunset massages sounds nice and all, but let’s be real — sorting livestock and fixing fence is a lot more telling of a person and, potentially, the compatibility of a couple. CTV has announced a new reality show, Farming For Love, a series that will… Read More

Our bodies are incredible things, and are quite often telling you something. Have you ever stopped to listen to your own? As I sit here wondering how I’ve managed to get sick for the second time within 10 days, not wanting to call in sick, because hey —I already did that last week, I’m taking… Read More

 

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