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  • A Safe Second Thought

    April 27th, 2015

    By Joel VanKoughnet

    A couple weekends ago, I was spending my Saturday afternoon helping my dad out on the farm. It was a simple spring day of checking, prepping, and fixing machinery so that we would be ready to hit the ground in a few weeks’ time. I was under the air...

  • Ag Literacy Week

    April 24th, 2015

    By Joel VanKoughnet

    A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer for Ag Literacy week, put on by an organization called Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba. (or AITC-MB: you can find them here! http://www.aitc.mb.ca/ ) They are a non-profit charitable organization governed by an elected board of directors,...

  • As equipment and technology becomes more and more advanced, producers are able to be increasingly more precise and detailed in what they do to maximize the yield potential of their crops. One of the things they can focus in on more than before is plant population. Getting the right plant...

  • Phillips Brewing Using Bentley Barley

    December 01st, 2014

    By Joel VanKoughnet

    If I asked you where Bentley barley was grown, what would your first guess be? I can pretty safely assume you wouldn’t have thought “Vancouver Island”, but that is one of the many places you can find it, in this case being grown by producers who...

  • A Fresh (Canola Bag) Perspective

    September 25th, 2014

    By Joel VanKoughnet

    At the end of every planting season, each and every bag of remaining CANTERRA SEEDS canola is collected and brought to a central location. Once all the seed has arrived, our own Sandy Lavoie and Duane Ransome head out to spend a couple of days counting inventory of all the...

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