Posts from "August, 2013"

Introducing the new…

  It’s that time of year again when major farm equipment manufacturers introduce the new machines they intend to offer for the next model year. And the launch of those new products is typically accompanied by a lot of fanfare at big events. This year was no exception. All four of the major brands held

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This is something everyone needs

My thinking is, that if you don’t have at least one of these on your farm are you really serious about farming? I saw these pedal tractors at a recent field day and thought they were the neatest thing. I don’t have mine yet, but according to southern Alberta farmer Anno Bylsma who distributes these

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If it ain’t one thing….

After spending a couple days at my brother-in-law’s ranch at Fort Steele, B.C. I am reminded of  one certainty of farm life — “if it ain’t one thing, it’s another.” On this visit in early August the focus was on trying to get the second cut of hay baled. The first cut in early July

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Nominate your sprayer operator for an award

One thing almost everyone in all segments of agriculture seems to agree on is finding and keeping employees is becoming a tough job. For smaller employers, competing with the kinds of benefits packages offered by larger companies can be tough. But keeping good employees isn’t always about offering the highest wage. Surveys that try to

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The features of Fendt

A smooth, simplified, powerful transmission and hydraulics that deliver top performance are two of the features of Fendt tractors highlighted at a recent southern Alberta field day showcasing about three dozen tractors used by actual producers. The day was hosted by local southern Alberta dealer Hanlon Ag Centre www.hanlonag.combased in Lethbridge, and supported by a

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