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Partnership Works for Everyone

Created September 24, 2015 | Category: Growing New Ideas

Partnership Works for Everyone Click here for a pdf of this post with photos Farming Smarter made sure Lethbridge College, Special Crops students toiled in the hemp fields Sept. 18. Lethbridge College Agriculture Sciences instructor Adriana Navarro Borrell M.Sc. brought 34 students to experience agriculture research in real life. “It was great opportunity for us to help […]


Field School and Disease Crop Walk videos now online!

Created August 23, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter

Check out our new videos from the 2015 Field School and the 2015 Disease Crop Walk 2015 Farming Smarter Field School 2015 Disease Crop Walk


Field School 2015 Preview Video

Created June 12, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter


New Video – Candid Modern Farmers

Created April 16, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter

Candid Modern Farmers What does sustainability mean to a southern Alberta farmer? It means a prosperous and healthy livelihood for future generations. This is no small thing. It means protecting natural resources through intelligent farm practices that recognize renewable is only true if you make it so. They want you to know they love the […]


Grainews: Smarter Farming launches my film career

Created April 13, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter

Smarter Farming launches my film career  Original post from Lee’s Blog Farming Smarter, the southern Alberta applied research association, based in Lethbridge, launched my film career today. I play a brief but pivotal role in Farming Smarter’s latest promotional video called “Not Grandpa’s Farm”. If you really pay attention near the end, I have a […]


Not Grandpa’s Farm – New FS Video!

Created April 8, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter

Not Grandpa’s Farm (Changes) #FSfuturefarm It may be Grandpa’s farm but it isn’t Grandpa’s farming. Technology transformation and modern farming realities mean that today’s farmers need advanced education and lifelong learning to succeed. Farming Smarter helps with lifelong learning.Farmers include: Robert Weisgerber – Schuler, Fred Weisgerber – Schuler, Andrew Kirscherman – Hilda, – Matt Stanford – […]

Spring 2015 FS Magazine now available!

Created March 17, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter

Click the image below to view the full issue

Ranch pencils out profit with bale, swath grazing

Created January 6, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

View this article on the Western Producer Producer urges those planning to winter graze to have their feed tested and provide windbreaks for cattle MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Steve Kenyon uses a lot of multi-purpose farm equipment, and he doesn’t own any of it. As well, the no-till drill, the fertilizer spreader, the combine and […]


Four life lessons from the farm that will serve you well in life

Created January 6, 2015 | Category: Farming Smarter

View this article on Alberta Farmer Express Fifteen-year-old Andrea De Groot has a thing or two to teach us adults about life on — and off — the farm. And those lessons have been learned working alongside her farmer father. “On the outside, I may look like a regular high school girl,” said De Groot, a […]


In dry years, tall stubble can make all the difference in yields

Created January 5, 2015 | Category: Agronomy

Article from Alberta Farmer Express Leaving tall stubble standing in the field can add an inch 
of soil moisture and boost yields by as much as 17 per cent Large chunks of Alberta have seen some wet years recently, but water tends to be the most limiting factor for crop growth. And there’s only two remedies […]


Conference 2014 Articles from Western Producer

Created December 14, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Burger Chain wants more Canadian Beef MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A & W does not use hamburger derived from cull cows. As well, it continues to buy some of the meat for its Canadian burgers from the United States and Australia. Queried by producers during a Dec. 3 Farming Smarter conference, A & W purchasing […]


Conference Commercial

Created November 19, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Listen to our new Conference commercial! Farming Smarter 2014 Conference Commercial For more information about the conference click here


FS Magazine – Fall 2014 Issue

Created November 13, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Click here to view the issue (pdf) Farming Smarter publishes its magazine twice a year now. What began as an annual update for members of the Southern Applied Research Association became well-respected farmer resource far beyond its originally intended boarders.  With the growth of the non-profit Farming Smarter organization, the magazine also grew into a self-sustaining […]

Hemp taking root in area fields

Created August 5, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

BY LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON JULY 25, 2014. Garrett SimmonsLethbridge Heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comSouthern Alberta is known for its vast network of irrigation, which allows producers to grow several crops unique to this region.Potatoes, sugar beets and the famous Taber corn are just some of the crops often associated with this part of the country. But if a recent trend […]


On-farm research done right can save producers big bucks

Created July 28, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

It takes time and effort, but doing research on your farm means you’re 
‘not just flying blind’ when buying costly inputs There really wasn’t much scientific about Kevin Auch’s first foray into on-farm research almost 30 years ago. “It was basically a visual display of micros being applied by hand in a severely eroded area […]


New Videos online

Created July 18, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Videos from our June 12 and June 19 crop walk are now available online on our website and via youtube. Videos from the 2014 Farming Smarter Field School are also available with more to come soon. View our video library here


Crop walk is a go and Field School tickets!

Created June 17, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Crop Walk – June 19, 2014 Featuring presentations by  Doon Pauly (ARD) : Fertigation study, fusarium management, stack agronomic practices study Daryl Males (Agrisoma/Mustard 21):  Brassica Carinata and mustards Syama Chatterton:  pea root diseases This thursdays crop walk is a go rain or shine, unfortunately the forecast this week is looking field unfriendly so the […]


June 5, 2014 Crop Walk Videos

Created June 11, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Here are the presentations from last weeks crop walk. Reminder of tomorrows crop walk (June 12, 2014). For more information click here

Does the time of day matter when applying herbicides?

Created June 11, 2014 | Category: Events

Full Alberta Farmer Express digital magazine available here


Early Field School Agenda now available

Created May 15, 2014 | Category: Events

View our field school page to find out all about our presenters we have lined up for this years Field School. Field School Page Field School Event Page (registration will be available closer to the date) This years theme is: “Growing Something Different” Topics may include:  soybeans, faba beans, hulless barley, hemp, carinata, fall rye, […]


2014 Irrigated Crop Production Update Presentations

Created February 1, 2014 | Category: Farming Smarter

Thank you for attending the 2014 Irrigated Crop Production Update in Lethbridge on January 21 and 22, 2014! The conference presentations have now been posted and are available at the following web site.   The goal of the Irrigated Crop Production Update is to present people in the irrigation industry with up-to-date research and […]


Farm TV: Farming Smarter Conference

Created December 18, 2013 | Category: Farming Smarter

Each year progressive farmers, who want to keep up with the latest information and technology attend the Farming Smarter, Growing New Ideas, Conference and trade show. This years conference was held in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, in the middle of a blizzard, – Click Here to view the Farm TV : Farming Smarter 2013 Conference and Tradeshow […]


Presentations Available from the 2013 Conference

Created December 6, 2013 | Category: Farming Smarter

Click here to view the presentation slides from the 2013 Conference and Tradeshow Farming Smarter would like to thank all the attendees and presenters for braving the blizzard and making it to this years Conference We hope everyone had a wonderful time and see you again next year!


Farming Smarter Fall Magazine 2013

Created November 28, 2013 | Category: Farming Smarter

Here is the link for our online version 2013 Fall Edition of the Farming Smarter Magazine — Click Here — 


Radio wave-treated water could change agriculture as we know it say its Irish pioneers

Created August 29, 2013 | Category: Growing New Ideas

The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent. Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides. Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment […]


Presentation Videos from Field School and Cypress Field Day

Created August 2, 2013 | Category: Farming Smarter

A thank you to Morton at K2 Communication for all the work on the videos. We have just uploaded presentations from: the 2013 Farming Smarter Field School click here to view all the videos and the 2013 Cypress County Field Day click here to view all the videos

2013 Field School Program Available!

Created June 14, 2013 | Category: Farming Smarter

The Program for the 2013 Field School is now available!  Click here to view

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