Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced another investment, this time into a project to develop a national strategy to improve diversity and inclusion of Indigenous groups in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Led by Indigenous Works, the project is part of the organization’s Luminary Initiative, a six-year program created to advance Indigenous-led research and… Read More

Lethbridge College is launching a Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree program, starting in September 2021, which will offer opportunities for career development, a path to further education, and hands-on research opportunities, while focusing on the science of agriculture. The new, flexible program ladders out of the current Agriculture Sciences diploma program. The program is the… Read More

A lot of athletes have superstitions, whether it’s not changing your socks during a tournament, never washing a hat, baby powdering the end of a hockey stick before a face-off, or whatever it may be. Some of us in agriculture can also be superstitious at times, especially when it comes to the weather. With weather… Read More

It’s the time of the year where we are spending lots of time in the equipment. Although there are important things to be done while we’re on whatever piece of equipment it may be, sometimes it’s hard to ignore that stomach grumble. This week’s Farmer Rapid Fire on RealAg Radio focuses on a hard hitting,… Read More

The Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag), a not-for-profit championing mental health in agriculture across Canada, welcomed three new board members: Amy Vanderheid, Liz Jarvis, and Lauren Martin. Amy Vanderheid, a farmer from Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, is the president of the Chicken Producers Association of Nova Scotia, and co-founded the Maritime Ag Women’s… Read More

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in healthcare, to transport challenges and through to isolation, the pandemic has brought to light some significant differences between city and rural dwellers. Dr. Gabe Woollam, a family physician based at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of the Society… Read More

HALO Air Ambulance presented its business case for its funding model to Cypress County Council recently, and the result is partnership and a major investment through a shared funding model into the air ambulance program. “Our goal has always been securing ongoing operational funding in partnership with local municipalities and the government of Alberta,” says… Read More

It’s that time of the year. Animals are having their young. Frost is leaving the soil. Spring has officially “sprung.” This is such an exciting season. Personally, it’s one of my favourites. Spring feels like New Year’s Day to me, as it feels like a fresh start again. Time to start the garden. Time to… Read More