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A study tour of India

TRADITION AND TECHNOLOGY with more than a billion people to feed, farmers play an important role in India. Most of them are small land holders in tribal villages with an average of five acres; however, [Read more]

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A farmer’s trust

RENTING LAND WITHOUT A WRITTEN CONTRACT like many traditional farmers, Ian Greydanus still does business on trust and a handshake; but his trust extends a bit farther than most. The Northumberland County cash cropper farms [Read more]

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Grower University

THE BUSINESS OF FARMING sitting in a lecture room at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario, 37 farmers from across the country are talking about the opportunities and challenges of running their operations [Read more]

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Waste not, want not

A UNIQUE AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP managing resources and protecting the environment are key to the development of a new tomato greenhouse in Chatham, Ontario; so naming the new venture, ‘Truly Green’ is a natural choice. “It’s [Read more]

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Fence row farming

UNCOVERING THE SECRETS IN THE SOIL DEAN GLENNEY PLANTS his corn and soybeans on exactly the same rows, drives on the same tracks, and never tills his fields. It’s a farming method he has used [Read more]

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Royal grains

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR grains in your life Several great new additions to the Grains in Your Life exhibit caught the attention of this year’s visitors to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair [Read more]

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Succession Planning

ENSURING THE FUTURE OF YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR FARM in 1893, two brothers settled across the road from each other on farms near Listowel, Ontario. It was the beginning of a family farming tradition that [Read more]

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Protecting pollinators

REDUCING PESTICIDE EXPOSURE DURING PLANTING seed-applied insecticides are an important tool for farmers. They help to protect the seed during a critical period of growth while using only a small quantity of insecticide. Despite this [Read more]