Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio, sponsored by Farm at Hand by TELUS Agriculture! On today’s show you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Kristjan Hebert, farmer at Moosomin, Sask., on incorporating data into your decision-making; A product spotlight with Brendan McCaffery, product manager at Farm… Read More

Agvisor PRO Inc, a platform that connects farmers with independent advisors, industry experts, and other agriculture professionals for scheduled sessions, has closed a $1.5 million seed funding round. The seed funding is financed by six Canadian and U.S. agricultural business investors, and builds on the Founder and Friends & Farmer rounds of funding, the company says. AgVisorPRO… Read More

The future of agronomy is likely even more tech-heavy than it is now, but that’s not to say that robots, drones, and sensors will replace human intelligence, experience, and judgement. To tackle what the next 10 years in scouting and agronomy might look like, we go to Peter Johnson, RealAg’s resident agronomist, and Rob Saik,… Read More

Thanks for joining us for our Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s episode, you’ll hear: The top ag news of the day with host Shaun Haney; Dr. Stan Blade, dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta, about his latest article he published in The Hill Times;… Read More

Raven Industries, Inc. has taken majority ownership in autonomous farming platform DOT Technology Corp, the company says. The funds garnered in the sale will be used to “support the continued commercialization and evolution of the Dot Power Platform and Dot Ready Implements.” Raven and Dot began working together in May 2018, when it was announced… Read More

Curious, enthusiastic and sceptical farmers welcomed Dot Technology Corp (Dot) to eastern Canada this week as the company rolled out an autonomous row crop planter prototype at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Dot has been a Western Canada phenomenon as Norbert Beaujot, founder of Saskatchewan-based SeedMaster Manufacturing and Dot Technology Corp, has quickly created a buzz… Read More

As many are aware, when it comes to reading material, it’s very difficult to find pieces that revolve around agriculture — let alone, books that shed a positive light on the industry. So when these type of books do get released, we get very excited! The latest release is by a familiar name to agriculture,… Read More

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney and the team are back from Ag In Motion and it’s a jam packed show for Monday’s edition of RealAg Radio. Today on the show hear from: Warren Bills, with Xarvio, on the company’s new spray-boom technology; Melissa Silvernagle of AgraCity Crop and Nutrition, speaking about scouting with a drone;… Read More

Ag in Motion attendees had a chance to see Dot — the autonomous robotic power platform — operate at Langham, Sask., this week. Dot has made appearances across different tradeshows since its original debut and launch in 2017, but this time, it brought a fertilizer spreader along – the latest of its attachments. Exciting to… Read More

More than 5,000 acres were seeded this year using the autonomous, diesel-powered Dot Power Platform. “DOT went commercial this year,” says Rob Saik, CEO of Dot’s retail entity. “We had about a half dozen units that were in the Saskatchewan market place working on about four commercial farms. We went through a cycle of activity,… Read More

As the federal government rolled out the carbon tax April 1, farmers and rural Canadians were understandably irritated. Among the feedback we received was a question that struck me — why don’t farmers get paid to store carbon in the soil? I was a little surprised, because, in at least one province, they do. Alberta… Read More

While RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney is in Las Vegas buying recording gear, Lyndsey Smith takes the reins of this humpday edition of the show. On this show you’ll hear: Jessika Guse with the latest news, including the cancelled World Pork Expo; Brady Stadnicki, with Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, on new livestock transport regs; Rob Saik,… Read More

What is something you don’t know about your farm right now that you’d like to know? Is there technology out there to solve a particular problem you have? When it comes to navigating the very noisy space that is farm technology, Rob Saik, agrologist and agriculture technology leader, says these questions are a good place… Read More

In the fall of 2008, Shaun Haney decided to do something that really no one else was doing: writing about what was happening in agriculture and publishing that content exclusively online. Soon after, he used financial and sports coverage as inspiration, and offered something the agriculture audience had seldom seen before: online video coverage of… Read More

It’s Friday, or as RealAgriculture’s Ontario field editor, Lyndsey Smith puts it — FriYAY! For today’s RealAgRadio show, host Shaun Haney has Rob Saik, DOT’s new retail CEO on the program to discuss his new position with the company. The pair also talk about Saik’s recent trip to Toronto to talk with government officials about what… Read More


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