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

I often think that when we discuss precision agriculture we tend to naturally focus on large broadacre-style farming across the U.S. Midwest corn belt, Ontario, and the western Canadian prairies. We don’t seem to talk about how precision agriculture technology could create a difference in small-holder agriculture. Clearly, auto-steer is not something you must have when… Read More

A film project exploring the benefits of genetic engineering in crops is needing additional funding to move ahead. Fundraising and pre-production work for “Know GMO: An Uplifting Discussion About Food” kicked off in late 2014. Since then more than 100 hours of filming has been done in North and South America and Africa, from Uganda to… Read More

While many farmers were busy seeding on May 21st, thousands of people around the world spent the day rallying against genetic engineering and other innovations in crop science, at what is known as “March Against Monsanto” (MAM). Most of the people at the rallies proclaim that genetic modification, herbicides and other technologies used to produce food are,… Read More

“Innovation” is a buzzword in today’s world, often associated with technology, but it’s not necessarily about gadgets, as our guest for this episode in the Mind Your Farm Business series points out. “Innovation really is about grabbing ideas from other parts of the planet or other ideas you see people doing and bringing that back… Read More

It was another busy few days for Farm Forum Event attendees in Saskatoon last week. The conference featured Saskatchewan’s own Brent Butt as the opening act, followed by an incredible lineup of speakers, including Kevin Folta, Jon Entine and Mike Boehlje. Related: Agri-Trend to be Bought by Trimble But why read a note from us trying to wrap… Read More

A farm consulting company that grew from one person in Red Deer, Alberta 17 years ago to a network of over 200 specialists today has been sold to one of the heavyweights in the precision agriculture and geospatial business, as Trimble announced Tuesday it is buying all the assets of Agri-Trend. Agri-Trend’s network includes more… Read More