It’s been 40 years since Kim McConnell started his first agri-business, Fieldstone Marketing. McConnell built that company into what eventually became AdFarm, one of North America’s largest agricultural marketing companies. McConnell has been a constant presence in moving the Canadian agri-food industry forward even after moving away from his role as CEO as AdFarm, and… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Syngenta. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Reg Gurney and Brian Woolley of Syngenta on pushing wheat yield with intensity; Marijke Vanderlaan and Phil Krieg of Syngenta on fungicides’ role in battling corn diseases; Kim McConnell on the Canadian and… Read More

The Simpson Centre at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy recently commissioned a series of papers on the future of agriculture in Alberta. The objective of the publication is to analyze the traditional agriculture industries in Alberta, but one paper in the series caught the publishers off guard. “Many people like to think… Read More

Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Johanne Ross of Agriculture in the Classroom-Canada, on her recent induction into the Canadian Ag Hall of Fame; Kim McConnell talks about the future of agriculture and agri-food and what needs to be done; Greg Northey of Pulse Canada, on… Read More

The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) has launched a Canada-wide campaign to connect consumers to the Canadian food system. The campaign, dubbed “It’s Good, Canada,” aims at highlighting the food system that works 24/7 to deliver safe, quality, and affordable food to Canadians and global customers. It features personal stories of Canadians working in… Read More

One of Canadian agriculture’s greatest champions will be honoured at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 24th. Kim McConnell, a founder of AdFarm, has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his leadership in promoting Canada’s agricultural industry and his extensive engagement in causes supporting youth, entrepreneurship and rural communities. Established in 1967… Read More

A well-known and respected leader in Canadian agriculture, particularly in the world of agriculture marketing, has been named to the Order of Canada. Kim McConnell, founder and former CEO of AdFarm, is one of 99 appointees announced by Governor General David Johnston on Friday on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Confederation (read the entire list… Read More

In November 2013, CropLife Canada announced Ted Menzies, a long-time Alberta farmer and former Member of Parliament, was set to take the role of CEO and president of the organization on January 1, 2014. Menzies owned and operated a 5000-acre farm and was heavily involved in agricultural groups, including the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, Grain Growers of… Read More

In this second episode of the Real Leaders series, Kim McConnell asks Greg Stewart, Farm Credit Canada’s CEO, about farmers’ own perceptions of agriculture and how that impacts another generation of farmers. What’s more, Stewart shares his insight into what, as an industry, agriculture must teach the public and the future generation about farming and… Read More

Farm Credit Canada has been serving the financial needs of Canadian farmers since 1959. Since that time, the organization has evolved and adapted to meet the changing needs of the agricultural industry. Currently holding a portfolio of a staggering $22 billion and counting, FCC has shown tremendous growth and continues to serve the needs of… Read More

Agriculture is an industry full of untold success stories.  Many of those success stories are driven forward by great leadership.  The agricultural industry is full of great leaders that have some great stories of failure, success and challenges. RealAgriculture and Kim McConnell are happy to announce the launch of a new series entitled, RealLeaders, Conversations… Read More

 

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