Entries by Kristjan Hebert

How much do you ACTUALLY know about your soil?

People always ask me how much I know about the soil on our farm, and my answer is: I know more with every passing year. Together, Dad and I have farmed about 50 crops since 1978 and, over the last five years, we are finally starting to understand what’s happening in the soil thanks to […]

Family farms still need to focus on culture

As we approach Family Day Weekend in many provinces, it seems to be a great time to talk a bit about family and farm culture. Like many, we run a family farm in Saskatchewan. It was started by my grandfather and then taken over by my dad, Louis, in 1978.  I started renting land in […]

First Canola, what next? Expanding Canada’s value added processing industry

There was another positive announcement for Canada’s agriculture industry recently. As Canada’s (maybe even North America’s) largest canola producer, it makes sense that Saskatchewan is becoming a central hub for canola crush facilities. The canola crushing and biodiesel refinery being built north of Regina is a joint venture partnership by Federated Co-op Ltd. and AGT […]

Where Canada’s ag tech industry should focus and why

When John Deere recently unveiled its first autonomous tractor, Twitter lit up with comments from farmers, tech enthusiasts and everyone in between. Tweets ranged from those who believe it will dramatically help with labour shortages and be a game-changer to those who prefer to “sit in the (tractor) seat” and worry about another thing on the farm […]

Ag tech companies must consider the financial concerns of farmers

As an advisor with Emmertech, a Saskatchewan-based ag-tech accelerator and venture fund, I get to see the latest ideas and proposed solutions entrepreneurs are pitching to industry. It’s exciting to see companies from all across Canada vying for funding and the chance to locate and scale here in Saskatchewan. Under the leadership of Sean O’Connor and […]

Mental Health Awareness in Ag #DoMoreAg #BellLetsTalk

Kristjan discusses the importance of mental health awareness in the industry with The Do More Agriculture Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to create a culture in Ag where all producers are encouraged/empowered/supported to take care of their mental wellbeing. #BellLetsTalk Be a part of the mission by following The Do More Agriculture Foundation on Twitter.

The Power of Network

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual AAPEX (association of agricultural production executives) meeting, which is the alumni peer group that producers can attend after completing TEPAP (the executive program of agricultural producers) down in Palm Desert.  It was a fantastic three days of networking, thought provoking guest speakers, and my favorite – […]