Resurrecting the family farm

As 25 ewes and a gangly baby llama mill around Christel Lanthier, her six-year-old daughter chats to her in French, the language they speak at home. She’s wondering if you want to know anything about the cats, Christel translates for a reporter. Olivia explains the names of the three cats and shows off her stuffed arrow

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Repairing precision ag tools and the digital divide

Farmers and equipment dealers look for clarity on equipment repairs vs. modifications Eric Wareham, VP of Government Affairs with the Western Equipment Dealers Association, addresses the low number of qualified farm technicians and a lacking digital infrastructure. Wareham was recently in Winnipeg at CropConnect 2020 where he presented on the ‘Right to Repair,’ which stressed

VIDEO: Coding camp for kids aimed at building interest in ag tech

Teresa Vallotton of FarmFemmes is aiming to pique the interest of kids for future careers in agricultural technology. Vallotten’s “AI in a Day” coding camp sessions recently held at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon gave kids a quick introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and allowed them to play around with aspects of the technology. Here,

Fighting falsehoods with facts in livestock production

In the age of the internet and social media, it’s not uncommon that livestock producers come under intense scrutiny from virtual strangers. During her presentation at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon in January, Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal – a.k.a. ‘Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet’ of Discovery Channel fame – took to the stage to address this

Salinity and soil health with Marla Riekman

Glacier FarmMedia’s Spencer Myers interviews Marla Riekman, a soil management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, about soil health and advice for the 2020 crop year. Riekman was recently at CropConnect 2020 in Winnipeg where she gave a presentation on ways to deal with saline soils and tips for building long-term soil management strategies. Video by Spencer

Faces of Ag

Joey Fiola and Christel Lanthier and their three daughters, Olivia (6), Anne Rose (4) and Lila (1).

Resurrecting the family farm

As 25 ewes and a gangly baby llama mill around Christel Lanthier, her six-year-old daughter chats to her in French, the language they speak at home. She’s wondering if you want to know anything about the cats, Christel translates for a reporter. Olivia explains the names of the three cats and shows off her stuffed arrow

Cora and Karl Hohenberg pose with “April,” a Gypsy cob yearling at their La Broquerie farm.

Gypsy winds

William the Gypsy cob stallion was an eating machine, so when he lost his appetite Cora and Karl Hohenberg knew something was wrong. A vet looked William over, and the couple continued about their day, puttering around their wooded property near La Broquerie until the phone rang. It was the local vet telling them to arrow

Michelle Gaudry has been named this year’s Bill Lenton Memorial Award winner.

Bring on the bison

If you’re a bison rancher in Manitoba, chances are you know Michelle Gaudry. She has spent the last five years promoting the sector’s growth as an industry development specialist with the province. Bison ranchers will have seen her at Manitoba Bison Association (MBA) meetings or hosted her on a visit to their farm. They likely arrow

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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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Bring on the bison

If you’re a bison rancher in Manitoba, chances are you know Michelle Gaudry. She has spent the last five years promoting the sector’s growth as an industry development specialist with the province. Bison ranchers will have seen her at Manitoba Bison Association (MBA) meetings or hosted her on a visit to their farm. They likely

Editor’s Take: We’re all in this together

As the March 19 issue went to press, Manitoba has confirmed its first three cases of COVID-19 infections (now expanded to seven). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had entered a 14-day isolation period after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tested positive for the virus after returning from a speaking engagement in the U.K. Parliamentarians had suspended

Value-added worth it for those who commit

For Vickie Doerksen, who owns Prairie Bee Meadery with husband Dennis, value added was what kept their struggling fruit and veggie farm afloat. “If we had only stayed a U-pick, we would probably not be in business today,” Doerksen said. Doerksen, a former educator, spoke at the Direct Farm Marketing Conference in Brandon, February 29.

The gram tour: Cannabis grower Delta 9 opens its doors

It smells great. Not skunky or sour, but floral, citrusy — in some corridors, a little spicy. The walls are blazing white. A few employees, nearing the end of their shift, slip past in colour-coded scrubs. Delta 9 CEO John Arbuthnot swipes a key card and opens the door to a shipping container room where

Editor’s Take: Government support efforts are small change

It’s been an interesting week, from the editor’s chair, watching the stories related to agriculture policy come in. One of the most interesting was from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture AGM, where that organization issued a clear call for greater understanding. As Ottawa correspondent D.C. Fraser reports, CFA vice-president Chris van den Heuvel suggested that

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