Lee Hart

Lee Hart

Lee Hart is a long-time farm writer, and honorary member of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists, with many observations on the agriculture industry, who never hesitates to admit he is wrong (should that ever happen.)


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Ag In Motion rolling for 2018

Boy, did I get my Ag In Motion yesterday. Day 1 of the fourth annual farm show near Langham, Sask and it was hot. Like 34 degrees. I’m not really a 34 degree person, but I toughed it out. Part of the day I was on volunteer duty that involved crowd control at the tillage

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Are grain and grass growers ready for new way of thinking?

Do you want to grow grains and oilseeds, and/or hay and pasture without any or at least much-reduced input costs, yet maintain production and increase profitability? Well making that happen is a simple answer— get the soil healthy and get it working for you. That’s the overall message from the recent three-day Soil Health Academy school

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Quit fighting it and learn to work with Nature

It maybe far out thinking in an era dominated by new technology that promises to give control, define, push limits and make everything bigger, faster, stronger, and more efficient in life, but let’s see what earth worms and soil microbes – which have been around since the dawn of dirt- can do in improving crop

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I’m at the academy of learning (soil health)

I figured Manning, AB in Alberta’s Peace River region would be a good place to re-launch this blog that has been sitting dormant way too long. I arrived in Manning Wednesday afternoon –about 900 clicks north of Calgary — to attend the first-in-Canada Soil Health Academy School. (I’m sure I will be filled with so much

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Never mind Trump, Montana is open for business

Regardless of what U.S. President Donald Trump thinks about Canadian agriculture… (go ahead call him a ________________(fill in the blank)), not all Americans have the same view. Montana grain buyers and millers have been interested in Canadian grains ever since the Canadian Wheat Board folded, and recently business development reps from the Great Falls, Mt.

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Sessions offer tips on improving farm profitability

  Alberta Canola is running a series of one-day information sessions across Alberta with a focus on AGRONOMY, MARKETING  & MANAGEMENT. Although the players may change, depending on location, the sessions promise to offer information to help your farm be more profitable. And that’s a pretty good return on investment considering there is no cost

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James Hargrave will be missed

I was sorry to hear this week that eastern Alberta rancher James Hargrave was killed when the water truck he was driving was in collision with another vehicle and rolled into the ditch. Hargrave, a volunteer fire fighter with the Cypress County Fire Services, was helping battle a raging grass fire that had spread from

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So long AIM — it was another good run

It’s all over now except for the crying, folks. Ag In Motion (AIM) 2017 is history. And really the only crying that might be done, is by the dedicated volunteers and employees of the show who stay on the AIM grounds near Langham, SK for another 10 days to two weeks to clean up and

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Ag In Motion was an informative first day

It’s official. If you want your province to dry out call Charles Schmidt. This climatological fact was among the many things I learned at the first day of the 2017 Ag In Motion (AIM) farm show near Langham, Sask. Tuesday. (About 20 minutes from Saskatoon — the show is still running Wednesday and Thursday so

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