We hook up a team and go for a ride at a farm raising, training and showing Clydesdale and Pecheron heavy horses. We talk Farm Transition Planning and results of a recent Farm Financial Survey in Canada, and have our regular Mental Health Moment
We visit a booming export business in Alberta, which ships hay, straw and corn silage to markets as far away as Asia and the Middle east, after drying and rebaling the feed for shipping
An Alberta clean tech company has an alternative growing medium for greenhouse operators that is good for the environment, and a science perspective on reducing the environmental footprint of dairy farms.
Learn about agriculture's role in Advanced Biofuels and reducing emissions; Interest is growing in using beef bulls on dairy cows; Careers is a program helping high school students explore potential careers in agriculture and get credits too!
Animal behavior research is seeing whether a one-minute massage on young calves has long-term benefits. Western equitation is a fast-growing sport and a clinic topic at a Horse Expo.
A beekeeper has teamed up with a plastics company to create several innovations for hive management, including a vaporizer to help with the mite problem which plagues the industry. Canadian Cattle Young Leaders program held a spring forum to bring participants together to learn more about the beef business and the AgSmart show coming this summer will again feature the latest in ag technology plus research from the Olds College Smart Farm.
An Ontario farmer is the co-chair of the Canadian Youth Council and we talk with her about the council's work and the importance of hearing from youth in agriculture. Plus we'll visit a farm producing mushrooms in seacans.
A special episode from the AgSmart agriculture technology show at Olds College, featuring AgExpert software and Top Grade Ag in-bin grain drying, plus information on AgSmart and research at the Olds College Smart Farm.
The Senate Agriculture Committee is studying soil health in Canada and we hear about their work and what they've seen so far from Senator Rob Black, Committee Chair. Also, the President of the North American Equipment Dealers Association talks about current farm machinery issues and policy challenges.