Posts from "January, 2015"

Should you live-stream your farm?

In an article published in the current issue of Country Guide, Grainews’ sister publication, Lois Harris reported on the results of a survey conducted to gauge the public’s perception of Canadian agriculture. The survey she cited was commissioned by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), and it found that “consumers really don’t know much about agriculture”.

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New Western Canadian farm show

I’m not sure how many farm shows and machinery events I’ve been at in the last five years, certainly a lot. And they’ve been spread over a pretty wide geographic area, across North America and in Europe. There are also a few shows I haven’t been able to get to that are still on my

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What’s in your storage shed

Last week I was one of the guest speakers at the Selkirk Grain Information Day just outside of Winnipeg. Manitoba’s provincial agriculture department puts this event on each January, and I’ve spoken there several times on machinery topics. Aside from imparting any wisdom—or reasonable facsimile thereof—to those who chose to show up and listen to

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