Rural life can provide “the harvest of a lifetime”

Did you hear Lainey Wilson’s acceptance speech at the Grammy’s? It really struck me how proud she is of her rural and farming roots. I loved the way she compared farming to making music. Have a listen: I’ve been a big fan of Wilson’s,…

Back to basics: simple things on the farm that have a big impact

When we have visitors to the farm, whether it’s kids, vendors or other farmers, sometimes they surprise me. After I show them around the yard, the multiple John Deere tractors and huge grain and fertilizer storage bins, they seem to comment…

The Rural Entrepreneur Podcast

In this insightful episode,  Chris Herbert sits down with Kristjan Hebert, a leading figure in innovative agricultural entrepreneurship. The episode explores Kristjan's journey from managing a family farm to establishing Hebert Grain Ventures,…
Kristjan Hebert and Jean Charest at COP28 in Dubai

GFN: A Farmer’s View from COP28

Originally published on the Global Farmer Network on January 18, 2024. It takes a long time to get from my snowy farm in rural Saskatchewan to the sparkling city of Dubai. Canada and the United Arab Emirates are almost on opposite sides of…

Dubai climate conference – the epitome of first world problems

Have you ever tasted a $25 hot dog? It tasted like…a $9 hot dog at Mosaic Stadium.  Even as a delegate at COP28, the irony of a climate conference in one of the richest cities in the world wasn’t lost on me. The private jets, the…

COP28: Was it worth it?

I spent time over the holidays reflecting and reviewing my notes from COP28, trying to determine whether it was worth the investment of my time and money. And, to set the record straight, I did pay my own way - no part of my trip was funded…

Saskatoon Star Phoenix: More than a farm

Kristjan Hebert, president of the Hebert Group, runs his operations like “a project management company versus 'a farm.'" Bryn Levy, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Dec. 28, 2023 Kristjan Hebert says he always “liked” agriculture growing up…

The World Spectator: Local Farmer to tell agriculture’s story to the world at COP28

  Kristjan Hebert, President of the Hebert Group, will head to COP28 in Dubai next week because he wants to let the world know that agriculture can be part of the solution to climate change, not the villain. Hebert, who operates a…

Canada’s farmers pay the price of carbon tax debacle

As I watch what's been happening in the Senate recently with Bill C234, I become increasingly frustrated with our political system and how Canada’s farmers have become caught in the crossfire of a ridiculous political debate once again. Ridiculous…

Balancing act: optimism and realism needed when it comes to agriculture carbon credits

I’m an optimist, but I’m also a realist - and both are important when we discuss generating and actually getting paid for quality carbon credits in agriculture.  I recently returned from the official launch of CANZA in Toronto.  If…

Why agriculture needs to support programs like Ag in the Classroom, sooner rather than later

If there’s one thing the digital world has done it’s make the world a smaller place. Our kids have access to so much information and opportunities, you’ve got to ask - why would they choose a career in agriculture? I think we, as an…

Small towns, big hearts: the power of rural communities

A few weeks ago, we had some tools stolen from one of our service vehicles at the farm in Fairlight. Knowing it is harvest time, with lots of equipment being moved around, some opportunistic thieves decided to walk away with about $5,000 worth…