Posts from "January, 2011"

Brandon zero-tillage workshop

Now that the Ag Days farm show in Brandon, MB. is wrapping up, another important event will soon begin in that city. The Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Workshop is set to start. Getting a chance to sit down and discuss leading edge production research at events like this one could be the best investment of

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Ag leaders lost

I know I haven’t the resources or connections to be aware of everyone involved in the agriculture industry who passes away, but I have recently been sorry to read about the deaths of three who I have had some contact with over the years. A few weeks ago I was sorry to learn Rob Stenson

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News you can’t live without

Alberta’s Bill 36 explained The Western Stock Growers Association is sponsoring a series of seminars in Alberta in January to explain to landowners, what it sees is the potential impact of three new pieces of legislation including Bill 36, the proposed Alberta Land Stewardship Act. In a news release: “WSGA President, Bill Hanson describes the

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Market your buns off

 (Editor’s note: If you read on long enough you’ll find there are courses coming up.) I don’t know why the world doesn’t leave the poor farmer alone to grow his crops, and forget all this nonsense about marketing. How important is that? But there seems to be this ongoing persistence to “learn about marketing”. I

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AG Connect Expo

One of North America’s newest farm machinery shows opened its doors on Friday in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2011 AG Connect Expo, the second to be held, was paired with the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) convention at the Georgia World Congress Center. Members of ASABE are the ones who design the farm

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