Tag: Agri-Trend

Seasoned agri-coaches launch Earth Dirt Soil

Starting this fall, farmers can expect to see a new company offering services in the field of agronomic advising. The group, logo, and name are new, to be sure, but the people behind the venture have quite a lot of experience. The new company, called Earth Dirt Soil, is set to offer “the kind of… Read more »

Veteran agri-coach Elston Solberg encourages young agronomists to ‘think like a plant’

Agriculture has a knack for keeping you humble. Just when you figure one thing out, you realize behind every door there is an entire room of unknowns. Sure Growth Technologies recently had their field day at Aberhart Farms, just north of Marchwell, SK. One of the presenters was Elston Solberg, currently a senior agri-coach with… Read more »

Early plant nutrition management: It’s not “just” vegetative growth

Mike Dolinski has seen a lot of things over the years as an entomologist and senior Agri-Trend coach. Opinions that come and go, scientific consensus that changes, and sometimes catchphrases that catch on, even if they are misleading. At the recent Sure Growth Technologies field day near Marchwell, Sask., Dolinski drew a bead on the… Read more »

Trimble shifts services for Agri-Trend network, with focus on digital platform

Two-and-a-half years after acquiring Red Deer-based farm consulting company Agri-Trend, Trimble is changing the way it works with the independent agronomy and grain marketing advisors that make up the Agri-Trend network. The company is focusing on providing its new digital platform to Agri-Trend’s affiliated “coaches,” while no longer offering administrative services, such as pricing and… Read more »

Canola 100 contest raises the yield bar to 85.88 bushels per acre

In year two of the Canola 100 challenge, presented by Agri-Trend and John Deere, farmers from across Canada once again showed that canola yields can be pushed higher. The Canola Council of Canada’s 2025 goal of a 52 bushel per acre average is well within the grasp of some Western Canadian farmers. This year’s new… Read more »

Trimble Combining Agri-Data, Connected Farm Into Single Farm Data Platform

Trimble has announced it’s combining three of its farm software products into a single data management platform. Agri-Data Solutions will be consolidated with the Connected Farm and Farm Works Software programs to form Trimble Ag Software. The integration of Agri-Data with Connected Farm had been expected since Trimble bought Agri-Trend and its Agri-Data software in… Read more »

Agri-Trend to be Bought by Trimble

A farm consulting company that grew from one person in Red Deer, Alberta 17 years ago to a network of over 200 specialists today has been sold to one of the heavyweights in the precision agriculture and geospatial business, as Trimble announced Tuesday it is buying all the assets of Agri-Trend. Agri-Trend’s network includes more… Read more »

The Release of the Agriculture Manifesto Written By Rob Saik

Many people have uttered the words, “I am going to write a book,” but very few actually commit to the challenge. Founder and CEO of Agri-Trend, Rob Saik, is one of those that got it done, and is very proud of the release of his book entitled, The Agriculture Manifesto. Watch Rob host the latest… Read more »

Saik’s Agri-Treks: Brazil’s Carnaval, Sambadrome and Christ the Redeemer

Every year, Brazil’s Carnaval kicks off the Friday before Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of Lent. The celebration is impressive, involving street festivals, masquerades and parades across the country. Perhaps the most notable Carnaval celebration occurs in Rio de Janeiro, with nearly 500 000 foreign visitors alone. The Carnaval is a celebration that involves all walks of life, ignoring cultural and sexual… Read more »

Saik’s Agri-Treks, Russia: 240,000 Acre Farms, Sugar Beets & Dairy Cows in Town

When people talk about farming in Russia, I imagine a very similar to set up to Western Canada, just bigger. If this episode of Rob Saik’s Agri-Treks is any indication, I’m both right and very wrong. See more: Tour Kenya, see where tequila comes from and more! In this latest installment chronicling some of the… Read more »

The Basics of Surface Land Agreements

Farming can be an overwhelming business, with scientific and economic complexities in every decision. Just deciding on seeding plans or organizing a work crew for silage season can be incredibly stressful. And just when you thought the decisions couldn’t be anymore prevalent, you get a call from a land company requesting access to survey for… Read more »

RealAg Market Update: Railways, Producer Cars and Crushers — Moving this Giant 2013 Crop

Farmers who banked on moving crop in September are running into road blocks left and right, even on the eve of November. A bumper crop across most crop kinds in all three Prairie Provinces is taxing Western Canada’s railway service and elevators are at or near capacity, even with huge piles of grain being stored… Read more »

RealAg Markets: Weather Risk Propels Soybean Markets Higher

Several analysts and farmers were caught off guard by the significant move to the upside made in soybean, corn and associated markets earlier this week. Corn markets moved higher, yes, but the big boom came in the form of some significant weather risk weighing on the U.S. soybean crop. As you’ll hear in the SoundCloud… Read more »

Saiks Agri-Treks Ep 12 – TEQUILA!!!!

It is among the most infamous of alcohols and depending on your “interactions” with it, the mere mention of the name can turn your stomach and make you crawl under your bed in shame. For others who can exercise a bit more restraint, it’s a more unique experience closer to scotch than it is to… Read more »

Dr. Danny Klinefelter: Developing your Farm Management Battle Plan

Agriculture has been on a roll for the last few years. Commodity and land values are up and interest rates are down — these are good times for farmers. How do you make the most of it? According to Dr. Danny Klinefelter, professor and extension economist with Texas A&M University, the time to prepare for a… Read more »