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…

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…

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…

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)…