Content by Ashley Robinson

Oatway family

A Voice for Everyone

Ward Oatway has always focused on helping all seed growers, no matter the size of their operation. For Ward Oatway, being a seed grower is much more than just growing… Read More


Waiting on Clarity

As the Alberta government continues to make changes to how agriculture programs are delivered in the province, producer groups are looking for certainty on future spending. With the United Conservative… Read More

The Nuts and Bolts of the VUA

What is the VUA and how exactly will it affect the crops you plant in your fields? Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Todd Hyra,… Read More

Jim and Laura-Lee Dyck

On Your Own

After a decade spent in the lab and field, independent plant breeder Jim Dyck is finally seeing the fruits of his labour with his oats in fields across the Prairies…. Read More

Cannabis plants

Diversifying the Family Farm

After using medicinal cannabis to treat her migraines, Alberta farmer Serena Donovan decided to diversify her family farm by starting to grow it herself. Growing up, Serena Donovan always viewed… Read More

Flowering canola in a field

A Life Without Neonics

With neonicotinoids under review in Canada, what can Alberta farmers learn from the United Kingdom where neonics are banned? Farmers are experimenting with various agronomy practices for pest control. The… Read More

Deb Hart in a Hawaiin potato field

Just a Girl Doing Her Job

The following piece is from our sister publication, Spud Smart. Deb Hart is preparing to retire after spending almost two decades helping and advocating for the Alberta and Canadian seed… Read More