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March 19, 2020

Ag Safety Week: Making Safety A Priority For Kids
Grandfather shows boy and girl parts of an air drill

By nature, agriculture is a dangerous occupation. Heavy machinery, complex equipment and large, unpredictable animals are a few of the factors that can turn an everyday scenario into a life-or-death situation. March 15 to 21 is Ag Safety Week across Canada – an important time of year for farm families to take a moment to … Continued

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February 26, 2020

Sustainability, soil health, crop rotation and good yields
Plant sprouting in healthy soil

In conversation with Dr. Diane Knight With increased focus on sustainable food production and optimal yields to feed a growing population, producers find themselves under increased pressure to respond to these changing demands. Decades of research have helped identify ways to modify farming practices to help maintain sustainability and soil health while also finding efficiencies … Continued

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January 30, 2020

Spring Fertilizer Requirements
Territory Manager wearing Dutch Openers sales shirt

Snow might still be on the ground, but it’s never too early to think about the year ahead. Many producers have their crop plans already in place.  Last fall’s early snow means spring fertilizing is on the radar for a lot of farmers. In this month’s article, we talk to Connor Bohachewski, our Territory Manager … Continued

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December 20, 2019

Outstanding Young Farmers 2019 Winners
OYF Honourees + Sponsors

The two regional winners awarded with national recognition at the Outstanding Young Farmers 2019 annual event represent a variety of sectors in agriculture – from grain farming to dairy production, from beef cattle to forages and pedigreed seed. Both representatives focus on business excellence, environmental stewardship and on being active participants in the communities in … Continued

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November 26, 2019

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Advocate for Agriculture
Luanne & Philip Lynn

As an Outstanding Young Farmer alumnus, Luanne Lynn knows what it’s like to prepare for the upcoming National Recognition event. Fourteen years ago, as the Regional representatives from Ontario, Lynn and her husband told the story of their feedlot and crop operation to a judging panel at the event in Halifax. They’ve continued sharing their … Continued

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October 8, 2019

3-In-1 Business Model Leads To Farmers’ Success
Alberta/NWT - Outstanding Young Farmers - 2019

Kirriemuir, Alberta farmers Dallas Vert and Natasha Pospisil understand the meaning of diversification. They have built their business not just on diversification of their crop, but they have also diversified their farm operation into three parts in order to spread their business risk, their time and their resources. Their success in doing so was recognized … Continued

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