The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) has made the decision to cancel its 50th anniversary convention. The convention was scheduled for November 24 and 25, 2020, in Regina, Sask. President Gunter Jochum says going forward with the convention wouldn’t be following health and safety regulations that are in place across the provinces. “We determined… Read More

The longer the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, the more permanent some of the changes to modern society and social norms become. While the work on the farm level has changed little, agriculture businesses — like many others — have moved away from office settings to working from home and have kiboshed most travel. What’s more,… Read More

One of the few agriculture tradeshows still on the calendar for an in-person event has now officially been cancelled. Agri-Trade Equipment Expo was to be held November 11 – 13 at Westerner Park, at Red Deer, Alta. Initially, organizers had committed to hold the event despite COVID-19, but in line with provincial health and safety… Read More

It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting control products to evaluating spray coverage and choosing the right application method. The line-up includes… Read More

Sustainability is a key topic in the beef industry right now, in both production and marketing. What makes sustainability all that more complex, is that it has so many different definitions depending on which part of the supply chain you belong. RealAgriculture founder and RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney recently moderated a panel discussion on… Read More

The Ontario government plans to sell a portion of the Woodstock Research Station to the owners of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS), Glacier FarmMedia. Currently, the farm show leases Section 1 of the Woodstock Research Station property from the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) for the purpose of operating Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, held… Read More

The Agri-Trade Equipment Expo held at Westerner Park at Red Deer, Alta. will go ahead as planned from November 11th to 13th this year. Yes, you read that right: a live agriculture event is still happening in 2020. Well, sort of live. In a video released by Agri-Trade management, an interactive display in some exhibits… Read More

Organizers of the FarmTech Conference, which was scheduled to take place January 26-28, 2021, have made the decision to cancel. The FarmTech Foundation of Alberta — which is comprised of the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, and Alberta Seed Growers Association — says it made the decision to ensure the… Read More

The national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), has announced its 16 finalists for the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) 2020-2021 program. Finalists were announced after a virtual, judged, roundtable discussion that took place during the Canadian Beef Industry Conference, with 24 semi-finalists in the competition. Smaller roundtable judging sessions were judged by representatives… Read More

 

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