Tag: Kevin Serfas

Farmer Rapid Fire: #plant17 update across Canada for May 4

Planting and seeding (depending on your geography) is sort of underway across the country. The harvest of 2016 still lingers in some areas of northern and central Alberta and Saskatchewan. With rain hammering much of Ontario this week, planters getting going in Manitoba. Saskatchewan has more than its fair share of moisture, and around a… Read more »

Farmer Videos Capture 2015 Growing Season

The 2015 growing season is not only in the books, it’s also up on YouTube. Thanks to UAVs, GoPro cameras and simple film-editing software, it’s become easier to capture breathtaking visuals from each growing season. So whether you’re dreaming of getting back into the field as the snow starts to fly, curious what kind of airseeder… Read more »

TechTour Live: What’s the Must-Have Technology That Makes Your Farm Competitive?

Each farm has its own advantages that make it viable and competitive. So if you sit down and think about it, what’s one piece of technology that gives you that advantage? Or is there something that another farm is doing that you could implement to make your farm more competitive? Each stop on the TechTour… Read more »

Kickin’ Tires — Ep. 7: Tech Training, A Lost Coat and Who Makes the Best Equipment Salesperson

Who makes the best equipment salesperson — a former mechanic? How great is your local equipment dealer at trouble-shooting all the new tech and equipment in the tractor and combine cab? For this very special FarmTech edition of the Kickin’ Tires podcast, co-hosts Shaun Haney and Jim Hale are joined by spray application specialist and… Read more »

The Strange Things Farmers Find In Their Fields

Farming can be a strange business, even stranger can be some of the things you find in your field.  From crop circles, artillery shells to burned up stolen vehicles (2 out of 3 were at Serfas Farms) farmers are always finding strange things popping out of the ground or left for no one to ever… Read more »

Talking to Farmers: Spraying with Ease, the Seed Destructor & Agvocacy

This year at FarmTech, one of the sessions dealt with the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD), a machine developed in Australia to process chaff at harvest, in an attempt to destroy weed seeds. The HSD was inspired by incredible herbicide-resistance issues. This year, Canada will receive its first HSD for research purposes. Find out more from our… Read more »

Is The First Generation Farmer a Thing of the Past?

Over the past couple of days, I have been reading and seeing a bunch of different articles in relation to keeping young farmers on the farm and attracting first generation farmers. My question? Why is it any different than any other entrepreneurial business. I’m sure that there are tens of thousands of people across Canada… Read more »

So Long to 2011 and Defining What Really Matters in Life

As things have slowed down for us over the holidays, it has given time for me to reflect on the year that was. I can’t remember a time of more trying and yet exciting times. From weather to politics, there was something for everyone to talk about. Here is my list of the good and… Read more »

A Farmers Perspective on the Loss of the CWB Single Desk.

The press conference following Royal Assent of Bill C-18 in the House of Commons was like a cross between a New Years party and an awards ceremony for the farmers that support marketing choice.   There was cheering, shout-outs and thank you speeches. To say that many in the room were excited would be an understatement…. Read more »

Goodbye CWB Single Desk…Hello Marketing Choice

By Kevin Serfas, Farmer in Southern Alberta Its one of those moments in time where you say, “where were you when Princess Diana passed away?” Recently we had another where you moment when the Federal Conservatives were re-elected with a majority government.  I can definitely tell you where I was…… It was May 2 and… Read more »