Tag: Rick Taillieu

From Oh Canada to the Power of Storytelling — Wrapping Up Farmtech ’16

It was another busy (and fun) few days for the RealAgriculture crew covering Farmtech last week. We had our very own studio, set up on the tradeshow floor — right next to the beer and coffee. We spent the week racing from the studio to the hall where keynote speakers made us laugh (and cry), to… Read more »

RealAg Hockey Podcast — Ep. 4: Late Season Surprises, Streaky Goaltending and First Round Predictions

The playoffs are always a thrilling time of year for hockey fans, but this year there seems to be some extra excitement about post-season hockey, especially for fans of the five Canadian teams that begin their quest for Lord Stanley this week. Among the many storylines heading into the 2015 playoffs is the return of… Read more »

A FarmTech ’15 Preview — Generational Differences, Australian Experiences, Improv & Interaction

The FarmTech Conference always reaches max capacity well ahead of the conference start date. Why? Attendees and organizers alike will tell you it’s the calibre of speakers and the network of farmers and industry who attend that make this Edmonton-based event a must-attend. This year’s early bird deadline is January 9, 2015. Real Agriculture’s Jason… Read more »

RealAg Hockey Podcast — Ep. 3: Early Season Surprises, Smack Talk & Scottish Accents

The 2014-15 NHL season is into its second month, with Tampa Bay leading the Eastern Conference standings and Anaheim leading the West. Offensive leaders Sydney Crosby and Tyler Seguin (for goals and points, respectively) are sitting pretty, while Jake Allen and Craig Anderson are stopping pucks left, right and centre, making them current goalie leaders (in goals… Read more »

RealAg Hockey Podcast – Episode 1 – The Invention of the Referee Cam

Fall brings two things — harvest and the return of NHL hockey. The NHL season has returned for another season and many of us have been waiting very impatiently since the LA Kings raised the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years this past June. Have you registered for the RealAg Hockey Pool… Read more »

The 15th Anniversary of FarmTech: Larger Than Life & Interactive

Not all good ideas pan out. Sometimes the effort you put in to a new venture or event is all for naught. But sometimes, what starts as something new and different catches on, and years later becomes the one farm conference that sells out year after year. The FarmTech conference is one such event that… Read more »

Take a Tour of the FarmTech App

Need to find a booth at FarmTech and don’t know where it is? Want to ensure you don’t miss a concurrent session? Want to message Rick Taillieu to thank him for doing such a great job organizing FarmTech? There’s a (FarmTech) app for that! See a preview of some FarmTech speakers here Registered delegates will… Read more »

AgNerds: Rick Taillieu on the $-Saving, Friend-Making, Weather Forecasting Benefits of Mobile Tech

What does NHL hockey, the weather, German apps and fanny packs have to do with mobile technology? Come, let me show you. In this edition of the always informative but rarely serious AgNerds, Shaun Haney is joined by someone other that the elusive Peter Gredig. Yes, it’s true, Rick Taillieu, Winnipeg Jets fan number 1… Read more »

Canola School: CanoLAB Brings the Field Indoors

It’s one thing to know that you should be scouting for blackleg, sclerotinia, sulphur deficiency and cutworms, for example. It’s another thing entirely to actually scout every field for every pest at the optimal timing during the hectic growing season. What if there was a way to practice insect, disease and nutrient deficiency identification when… Read more »

FarmTech ’13 Roundtable: Ron McLean, Tweet Ups and More

Well, FarmTech wrapped up yesterday, and as all the farmers and industry folk get home and tackle the mound of work that’s been piling up the last three days, RealAgriculture.com has been hard at work putting together interviews from the conference, including this very special wrap up video. Rick Taillieu, Ron McLean’s number one fan and… Read more »

Get Ready For FarmTech 2013

2013 will be upon us before you know it and with that comes a great way to kick off the new year. FarmTech 2013 is one of Western Canada’s premiere agricultural events and a great place for producers to learn more about the industry. The three day event features 5 keynote speakers and over 30… Read more »

Twitter Was Made for Farmers – Rick Taillieu

Farmers are starting to grasp the potential of social media. A growing interest has been shown by both the older and younger generation of farmer on how to use tools like twitter to their advantage and not just for their entertainment. Twitter in particular has gained ground in the agriculture industry for promotional use, social… Read more »

Don’t Miss on the FarmTech 2012 Early Bird Registration

FarmTech 2012 promises to be a much bigger, much better event than in previous years. Not only has the venue changed to the much larger Edmonton Expo Centre, but the agenda has expanded as well. The show will offer 60 concurrent sessions spread out over three days covering everything from technology and environment to agronomy and… Read more »