Tag: Bern Tobin

Great Leadership Means Putting People First: General Rick Hillier

So these two Newfoundlanders end up at a farming conference… It may sound like the beginning of great joke, but it’s actually none other than RealAgriculture’s Bern Tobin meeting up with General Rick Hillier, former chief of defence staff for the Canadian Armed Forces, to talk about leadership and the importance of people. Speaking at… Read more »

The Most Profitable Corn Grower, Cover Crops, & Accents Galore — SWAC ’17

The Southwest Agricultural Conference marks the official kick-off of the winter conference season, and field editors Bernard Tobin and Lyndsey Smith were there to catch all the best and brightest agronomy minds at work. In RealAgriculture tradition, Bern and Lyndsey took a few minutes at the end of the show to talk about their favourite speakers,… Read more »

Pink Skid Steers, Soaring Heights, & The Word Live — It’s the 2016 Outdoor Farm Show Wrap up

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is in the books for another year, and the 2016 edition of the wrap up features not only resident agronomist Peter Johnson (@WheatPete) but also Lyndsey Smith’s (triumphant?) return to RealAgriculture’s signature farm show wrap. Covering a show of this magnitude takes a team, and Peter and Lyndsey highlight what they,… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires – Ep 12: Intelligent Machines and Iowa State Troopers — Highlights from Farm Progress ’16

Back home from the US Farm Progress Show in Iowa, Bern Tobin and Kelvin Heppner take over the Kickin’ Tires podcast for this episode to reflect on what they saw and heard at the massive farm equipment and technology trade show. With crowds exceeding 100,000 over three days, many companies use Farm Progress to launch… Read more »

TWORA — SWAC, South Korea and Sequencing the Wheat Genome — Jan 7

Happy New Year! We’re talking about 500 bushel/acre corn, a wheat breeding breakthrough and much more on this week’s news podcast: Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

TWORA — TPP, the Ag Leaders Debate & the World Dairy Expo — Oct. 1

It’s not every week cows and tractors make an appearance at Parliament Hill. From the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and protests to the federal ag leaders debate to the World Dairy Expo, there’s lots to catch up on in this week’s ag news podcast: Subscribe to one of our Awesome E-newsletters Mentioned:  Yield or Protein? What’s… Read more »

The Canadian Dairy Xpo Wrap Up — What’s New and What’s Next

Ontario’s dairy farmers — and those from across Canada — descended on the storied town of Stratford, Ontario, last week to take in the third annual Canadian Dairy Xpo. Bernard Tobin, our Ontario field editor, caught up with show president Jordan Underhill for a recap of what was new and exciting at the show this… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires — Ep. 4: Bleary-Eyed Bern Wraps Up the US Farm Progress Show

The largest outdoor farm equipment show in the U.S. — the Farm Progress Show — took place Tuesday and Wednesday in Boone, Iowa (Day 3 was cancelled due to rain and lightning risk.) Among the thousands of visitors was RealAg’s Bern Tobin. In the fourth episode of the Kickin’ Tires machinery podcast, Bern and Kelvin (filling… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks Ontario — Ep. 7: All You Need to Know About Using Fluency

As Ontario farmers head to the field to plant corn and soybeans, they’ll get their first opportunity to use Fluency Agent, the new Bayer CropScience seed lubricant replacing talc and graphite. Over the past winter there’s been much discussion in agriculture about the health of bees and other pollinators. As a means of integrating as… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks, Ontario Edition —Ep. 3: Highlights of SWAC 2014

Every year as the calendar turns to a new year, the Southwest Ag Conference greets us with two days of learning and networking with agricultural colleagues.  Due to travel issues into Toronto, Shaun Haney attended SWAC via twitter from the Las Vegas airport while Ontario Field Editor, Bern Tobin took in the event in person… Read more »

The RealAg Crop Update: The 2013 Corn Harvest Drags On

Timing really is everything, especially in agriculture and especially when it comes to weather. Sunshine and rainfall amounts might pan out on paper but a late start to planting, 20 plus days of rain in October and extreme heat with no rain in August can really throw things for a loop. Enter a very frozen… Read more »

How To Choose an Ag School, Plus Why you Should

I may be just a tiny bit biased, but as a proud aggie grad, I can’t imagine a better career choice. The number varies depending on who you ask, but it’s safe to say that there are more jobs available than there are those graduating with degrees and diplomas in agriculture- and horticulture- related fields…. Read more »

“Power Tillage” and the Case IH Ecolo Tiger 875

Perhaps you’ve seen a Case IH Tiger tillage implement hard at work in the field. After all, the series has been around since the late ’70s, and the Ecolo Tiger 875 is the eighth generation of this combination tillage implement. Each generation seeks to improve off the one before to better meet the needs of… Read more »

Horseracing at A-Level Tracks Secured with 2-Year Deal

As we’ve covered here on RealAgriculture.com before, the Ontario government announced last year that it would end the Slots at Racetrack program as of March 31, 2013. The partnership had allowed Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) to house its VLTs at racetracks throughout the province, and the tracks were given a 20% stake in the… Read more »