This is the story of agriculture – how it has evolved to feed the world and allowed the human race to thrive.
The decision to ‘eat local’ is influenced by many factors: environmental concerns, the need for safe and healthy food, food security, food availability and much more.
The field of genomics improves the crops we grow and the animals we raise for food, it also allows us to grow more food on the same amount of land.
With the introduction of new plant varieties and new greenhouse technologies, the future looks very promising for the greenhouse industry in Canada.
Canadian farmers and ranchers recognize that producing food more efficiently and sustainability will help meet the needs of a growing world population. As such, they will continue to look towards adopting technology and innovation to improve production practices.
Grain farmer, Jake Leguee, explains how farmers are adopting new technologies and focusing on what soils need to produce food that feeds the world.
As the world’s population continues to grow, we will need to produce more food from less land and with fewer resources. Innovation will be critical.
One of the key elements of environmental stewardship focuses on maintaining or improving the quality of soil, water, air and biodiversity of the land.
New technologies and innovation are pivotal to ensuring that the farms remain sustainable now and into the future. In this podcast Andrew Campbell, aka Fresh Air Farmer, describes the new dairy barn his family built.
We spoke with Trent Richards, a farmer from Saskatchewan to learn more about how peas are grown in Canada.
Investing in technology like new cattle genetics and alternative grazing practices have been key factors in the Colborn farm’s longevity.
The Colborns have always made investments in new technology a key part of their farm business plan. This applies to their egg production and cattle herds, and also to their grain production operation, where there have been dramatic changes since the first Colborns started planting wheat in 1910.
Gene editing is another form of genetic engineering that focuses on making precise edits that already exist or could have arisen through conventional plant breeding.
It’s all about planning. There are multiple decisions that farmers make when choosing the right crops to use in their rotations.
We are talking with Shaun, a farmer from Kyle, Saskatchewan. He grows several crops but we are going to focus on how he grows chickpeas.
What is a seed treatment? It is a valuable tool that enables farmers to grow more food while protecting the land and natural resources.
Agriculture is continually evolving and will continue to meet the needs of a changing world. Regenerative agriculture is just one strategy that farmers are using.
The Keddys started their now 800-acre farm in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley over 40 years ago. Today, their son and his wife Katie manage the farm.
Tech continues changing how farmers raise animals and grow crops.
On our tour today, we start from the combine seat as Rick harvests soybeans and tells about how he uses auto-steer technology all year long.