Videos

Managing soil health from the ground up

Soil scientist Stephen Crittenden with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada offered a presentation earlier this year on soil health. As producers are likely to face more and new extremes that challenge their crops, identifying management practices that complement the soil and water in their respective growing regions will be essential. It’s a better understanding that has

The wild side of pest control

You may not always see beneficial insects in your field, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t providing you with an important pest control service. Dr. Alejandro Costamagna, associate professor of entomology at the University of Manitoba, spoke earlier this year about how all insects are not created equal and how some insects are a very

Making cover crops work in Manitoba

Are cover crops something you’re interested in but aren’t quite sure where to begin? Earlier this year, Yvonne Lawley with the University of Manitoba aimed to answer that question for producers in a presentation that looked at the types of cover crops that grow well in Manitoba, how setting a goal can improve the success

Is your winter wheat off to a good start?

Manitoba Co-operator editor Gord Gilmour speaks with agronomist Ken Gross of Ducks Unlimited Canada about winter wheat crops in Manitoba and what he looks for when assessing plants to determine if they’re off to a healthy start.

Faces of Ag

Greg (left) and Brenda (right) Riddell accept the sign marking R4 Ranch as the 2020 Manitoba Charolais Association Commercial Breeder of the Year.

All in the family

Greg Riddell of R4 Ranch near Pierson remembers that his father kept cattle on a small scale. So the decision to ramp up livestock operations was not totally novel after he and his wife, Brenda, took over the family farm in the late 1970s. In the decades since, the fourth-generation farmer has expanded that foothold arrow

Deep Dive

PHOTOS: Rodeo and rain stage a comeback

Grunthal hosted its first rodeo since the pandemic cancelled events in 2020

Two things that have been rare all summer returned to Grunthal in August: rodeo and rain. The small town in southeastern Manitoba usually hosts three rodeos per year — a spring rodeo, a fall rodeo during its Hanover Ag Fair, and a high school rodeo. All three were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. View the photo gallery arrow

VIDEO: Bibeau announces grain code of practices

The grain industry is thus far applauding the move to document production practices

Canadian grain farmers will soon have a “first-ever” grain production code of practices, following an announcement by the federal agriculture minister at Crop Connect 2020 in Winnipeg. Marie-Claude Bibeau said the federal government will be providing $800,000 in funding for the program, intended to document the practices for trading partners and consumers. It will demonstrate Watch the video arrow

PHOTOS: Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day with farm photos

A way to share the joys and challenges of farm life with other Canadians

February 11 is Canada’s Agriculture Day, intended to showcase all the amazing things happening in our industry. It’s a time to create a closer connection between consumers, our food and the people who produce it. Sharing what you love about Canadian agriculture can be as simple as posting a photo. For me, a social media View the photo gallery arrow


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Recent Articles

Rural Manitoba grottos can make an interesting day trip

Looking for a new type of day trip this fall? Take a drive to visit one or more of the grottos found at some of our rural churches and enjoy the coloured leaves while you do so. A short walk around the grounds can be just what you need for an interesting day. The largest

Resilience, resourcefulness, inequality: revisiting the ‘farm wife’

Farm wife’ or ‘Farmer’s wife.’ Some women embrace these as near-heroic titles, while others feel they relegate them to supporting roles in their farm’s story.  Either way, it stirs up strong emotions, as Megz Reynolds recently experienced after she posted to Twitter questioning the term’s longevity in the agro-sphere.  “Why are so many in agriculture

Ross named to Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Of the five innovative agricultural ambassadors selected as the 2021 inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame (CAHFA) one has called Minnedosa home for 45 years.  Johanne Ross, a passionate advocate for agricultural education, lives on her family farm with husband Barry near the Westman community. The industry change maker has dedicated her career

All in the family

Greg Riddell of R4 Ranch near Pierson remembers that his father kept cattle on a small scale. So the decision to ramp up livestock operations was not totally novel after he and his wife, Brenda, took over the family farm in the late 1970s. In the decades since, the fourth-generation farmer has expanded that foothold

MHSRA welcoming fifth graders to its membership

A younger age group is joining the youth rodeo family, with fifth graders being admitted for the first time. The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA), along with its affiliates including Manitoba will be welcoming the younger students to the Junior High Division as the 2021-22 competition dawns.  The change in age was brought forth

Rural Manitoba ghost towns make an interesting day trip

For an interesting day trip in southern Manitoba, visit a couple of ‘ghost towns.’ Both were once thriving spots but now are virtually abandoned, except for one or two possibly inhabited buildings. Ste. Elizabeth, located about eight miles east of Morris on Highway 23 and a mile south on road 12 E, was established as

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