Tag: SaskCanola

SaskCanola names new executive director

A familiar name in central Saskatchewan is SaskCanola’s new executive director. “We are eager to welcome Lisa Horn to the SaskCanola team,” says Doyle Wiebe, chair of the SaskCanola board of directors. “Lisa is an experienced leader in the agriculture industry. Her breadth of knowledge will help advance the strategic direction of SaskCanola and the… Read more »

Learn to Lead encourages farmers to step up

There was a time when there were many opportunities to hone your skills as a community leader. School districts had boards, grain companies had advisory groups, and there were various committees that supported community activities. Today, there are not nearly the opportunities that were once there to learn leadership skills. Add to that the fact… Read more »

Nearly 40 Saskatchewan fields showed clubroot symptoms in 2018

Any illusions that Saskatchewan had some sort of secret immunity to clubroot should be put to rest with new findings just announced by SaskCanola. According to a press release, 37 fields in the province have been confirmed to have had clubroot symptoms. Up until this time there have been relatively few fields with clubroot identified… Read more »

Value chain buy-in matters, but the future of ag policy needs farmers’ voices

When I first became involved with the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association (SCGA), I did so because wanted to know what the hell was going on. I, like most of you I’m sure, was pretty tired of the state of things and wondered who was running the show. The first thing I found out was that,… Read more »

SaskCanola research manager receives recognition

Errin Willenborg, research manager with SaskCanola recently took home some hardware from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA). Willenborg manages $3 million in investments per year on behalf of Saskatchewan canola growers. “We’re invested in a lot of research in agronomy, and looking at some of the genetics behind diseases in the province. We have… Read more »

Clubroot confirmed in northwest Saskatchewan

SaskCanola is letting canola growers in the northwest part of the province know clubroot disease has been found at high levels in the region. “We’ve been advised that one new field in the northwest region of the province is heavily infested with clubroot,” says Janice Tranberg, executive director, in a statement issued Monday. “In response… Read more »

New Canola Midge Pest Confirmed in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Researchers with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Guelph say they’ve found a new midge species causing damage to canola in northeastern Saskatchewan and east-central Alberta. This new species is similar to the swede midge, and belongs to the same Contarinia genus, but has yet to be named and scientifically described, according to a… Read more »

Making a Lasting Contribution: Dr. Keith Downey

When it comes to making an impact or contribution to agriculture, there are few who can compare to the “father of canola.” Dr. Keith Downey, long-time Agriculture Canada scientist in Saskatoon, worked together with Dr. Baldur Stefansson at the University of Manitoba in the early 1970s to develop canola. As part of SaskCanola’s 25th anniversary… Read more »

Canola School Receives Three Year Partnership Renewal

(Picture Butte, AB) August 24, 2016 – RealAgriculture is excited to announce a three year renewal of the Canola School partnership with Alberta Canola, Sask Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. This builds on the previous three-year agreement between the four partners. Canola School is an online agronomic educational series that assists growers in achieving higher… Read more »

Canola School: The Pros & Cons of Component Pricing

A new report commissioned by SaskCanola says there would be no net benefit to producers from implementing a component pricing system that offers premiums or discounts based on canola’s oil content. “There was some discussion a few years ago when crush margins were widening — are farmers receiving a fair amount for the canola they’re growing… Read more »

Canola Groups Invest in Grain Entrapment Prevention

Canola grower groups from the three prairie provinces are partnering with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to raise awareness about the risks of grain entrapment. SaskCanola, the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and the Alberta Canola Producers Commission have agreed to each contribute $30,000 over three years to build mobile grain entrapment demonstration units for each… Read more »

Will Online Voting Boost Producer Participation?

It’s that time of year when commodity organizations are holding district meetings and director elections. Farm group leaders and staff are always looking for new ways to get farmers out and to boost participation in the process of deciding how check-off dollars should be spent, including the process of deciding who should sit on their… Read more »

SaskCanola Boosting Support for Ag in the Classroom

SaskCanola has announced it is more than doubling its financial support for Saskatchewan’s Agriculture in the Classroom program. The grower organization has decided to contribute $50,000 annually to AITC-SK, up from $20,000 previously. “Agriculture education is more important than ever as social licence is a growing issue. As the consuming public becomes increasingly skeptical, the… Read more »

SaskCanola Announces Board of Directors Election Results

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 »

SaskCanola Names Janice Tranberg as New Executive Director

SaskCanola has announced Janice Tranberg will serve as the group’s new executive director, effective January 5, 2015. Tranberg most recently served as an assistant deputy minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, and was responsible for three branches: Crops and Irrigation, Agriculture Research, and Regional Services. Prior to this, Janice served as the vice president (Western Canada)… Read more »