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…
Lots of kids from Wawota School visiting HGV, standing on equipment

How can we deepen the roots of agriculture education?

As the kids head back to class, our leadership team at Hebert Grain Ventures is revisiting one of our priority areas for 2023 - education. We’ve been supporting local high school students through our Deep Roots scholarships at five Saskatchewan…

Delegation dilemma: When your name is on the sign, how involved should you be?

We recently held our summer staff party and I showed up to the event not having a clue what we’d planned for the day, but knew it was going to be great. And it was. It’s one of many projects and responsibilities on the farm that I’ve learned…

Is Canada a reliable trading partner? Vancouver Port troubles hurt our reputation

The recent strike at the Port of Vancouver highlighted issues at Canada’s busiest port but, let’s be honest, there have been big problems at the Port of Vancouver for a long time. While the on-again, off-again strike captures the current…

Why I mentor promising agtech startups (and you should too)

The future of agriculture depends on innovation. That’s why I get excited every time Cultivator launches a new cohort of companies. This week I'll be in Regina for AGTECH ACCELERATOR's Finale Week and the first-ever Global Agtech Summit. AGTECH…

“Take it to the farmer.” Why farmers’ voices are needed now more than ever

Isn’t it crazy that the more things change, the more they stay the same? The issues that were hot topics during the 1999 WTO riots - dubbed the “Battle of Seattle - are still very much the same issues we, as farmers, are working to overcome…

CBC Opinion: Family farm or corporation? I’m not ashamed to be both

It is getting more challenging for small farms to stay economically viable A family operation that's also a corporation Growing up in Fairlight, Sask., I had a love-hate relationship with our farm. It provided a good life and great memories…