Saskatchewan Young Ag-Entrepreneurs (SYA) is partnering with the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors to host this year’s Current and Connected Conference and AGM, taking place January 7-8 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon. Registration for #currentandconnected15 is filling up fast! Get yours in today by emailing [email protected] @CAFANET #youngag @SKAgriculture — Sask Young Ag… Read More

SaskCanola today announced the results of their election, which sought to fill four positions on the Board of Directors. Charlene Bradley of Stranraier, Bernie McClean of Glaslyn, Lane Stockbrugger of Englefeld and Dale Leftwich of Esterhazy will fill those roles. “We are pleased to welcome Charlene, Bernie, and Lane to the SaskCanola Board and to… Read More

Verified Beef Production (VBP) is a national on-farm food safety program which evolved from Quality Starts Here. It is based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, with workshops to help producers through the verification process, from Standard Operating Procedures to on-farm assessments. In order to participate, producers are encouraged to contact their Provincial Delivery Agent. They will… Read More

Calving seasons should be 63 days (3, 21-day cycles), with at least 60% of the calves born in the first 21 days, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. This helps calving cows stay on track, increases the size of calves at weaning (by up to 100 pounds from 1st to 3rd cycle) and improves… Read More

From October 27-31, farmers in Saskatchewan will have the opportunity to safely dispose of obsolete pesticide and livestock medications. The initiative is organized by CleanFARMS, a not-for-profit stewardship organization with an impressive track record. Last year, Alberta alone contributed 35 800 kilograms of unwanted pesticides for safe disposal, and since the program’s 1998 launch, it has… Read More

Saskatchewan’s Grain Bag and Twine Recycling Pilot Project began in March of 2011 and has diverted a total of 730,500 lb of plastic out of landfills. Last month, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced the project would receive an additional $100,000 for 2014. “We are pleased to extend the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot… Read More

Saskatoon, SK – Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and Member of Parliament Kelly Block announced a nearly $4.2M investment into 27 livestock and forage related research projects today, on behalf of the federal government. “Our government is committed to supporting agriculture research,” Stewart said.  “The funding provided through the Agriculture Development Fund results in innovations that… Read More

Five small communities in Saskatchewan have a chance to try out a new water-purification system valued at $45,000 in a competition that seeks to find Saskatchewan’s worst water. The system was developed by Tec-Water Supplies Inc’s Bill Kidd, and uses a coagulant (or floc) to join the particles that cause turbidity in water. Once the… Read More