58 episodes

AgAnnex Talks is a biweekly podcast brought to you by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media: Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Fruit & Vegetable, Manure Manager and Canadian Poultry.

Every other week, we'll host compelling conversations on topics that matter to Canada's agriculture industry, with some of the most important and trusted voices. You'll hear from experts in the world of ag safety, labour and staffing, mental health, and much more.

For detailed show notes, visit agannex.com.

To learn more about each of the brands behind this podcast, please visit us online:
http://topcropmanager.com
http://potatoesincanada.com
http://fruitandveggie.com
http://manuremanager.com
http://canadianpoultrymag.com

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

AgAnnex Talks is a biweekly podcast brought to you by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media: Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Fruit & Vegetable, Manure Manager and Canadian Poultry.

Every other week, we'll host compelling conversations on topics that matter to Canada's agriculture industry, with some of the most important and trusted voices. You'll hear from experts in the world of ag safety, labour and staffing, mental health, and much more.

For detailed show notes, visit agannex.com.

To learn more about each of the brands behind this podcast, please visit us online:
http://topcropmanager.com
http://potatoesincanada.com
http://fruitandveggie.com
http://manuremanager.com
http://canadianpoultrymag.com

    IWCA series - Sabine Banniza

    IWCA series - Sabine Banniza

    Sabine Banniza, professor at the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan and strategic research chair in pulse crop pathology, has spent over twenty years specializing in research on diseases in pulse crops. With a long-time passion for safe and sustainable food production, she's made significant contributions to Canada's status as the principal exporter of pulses.
    Through leading research teams and providing training through the Crop Diagnostic School, Banniza continuously invests in mentorship and passing her knowledge to the next generation. She encourages young people to strive for excellence in their work and to build a strong group of people to mentor and support them.
    In this interview, Banniza shares her thoughts on mentorship, leadership and delegating responsibilities. She remembers difficult challenges she's faced. She also speaks to her experience as the first female professor at the Crop Development Centre and the changing landscape for women in agriculture.

    • 30 min
    Focus on Drainage: Drainage water recycling with Chris Hay

    Focus on Drainage: Drainage water recycling with Chris Hay

    Welcome to our new podcast miniseries, Focus on Drainage. In this four-episode miniseries, we speak to experts from different aspects of the agricultural drainage and water management sector to discuss evolving trends and innovation in the field of water management. Contractors, educators, advocates and government experts weigh in on how to evaluate drainage decisions for your operation, how to work with contractors and what to know about drainage and conservation.
    In our first episode, we chat with Iowa's Chris Hay. Hay, now an independent consultant focused on agricultural water management, has a background in both academia and extension, including with Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association. With much of his experience focused on both irrigation and subsurface drainage, it makes sense that Hay's career eventually began to also focus on drainage water recycling (DWR). Hay shares what the benefits are of DWR, both from a yield perspective and an environmental perspective, what conditions favor DWR, and what the future holds in terms of costs and subsidization.

    • 14 min
    IWCA Series: Cheryle Warkentine

    IWCA Series: Cheryle Warkentine

    In our latest episode of the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture podcast series, we speak to Cheryle Warkentine, Co-Owner of Aletta Holsteins.
    Warkentine has been a driving force in modernizing and expanding her family’s farm, which includes dairy cattle, hogs, and laying hens.
    Her innovative approach and dedication to sustainable farming practices have significantly enhanced the efficiency and productivity of the operation.
    Beyond the farm, Warkentine is a pillar of her community. She manages sports teams, serves on her church’s leadership team, and initiates various volunteer programs, demonstrating her commitment to giving back.
    In this episode of AgAnnex Talks, Warkentine, one of the 2024 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture, speaks with Canadian Poultry editor Brett Ruffell about her journey in agriculture, the challenges and rewards of running a diversified farm, the importance of innovation, and her extensive community involvement.

    • 30 min
    IWCA series – Mel Luymes

    IWCA series – Mel Luymes

    “Just the other day, I was looking at third-party certification for polyethylene drainage tubing, and wondering, ‘What does a master’s in sociology and a certificate in conflict mediation have anything to do with what I’m doing?’”
    Mel Luymes, who holds several advocacy and organization roles in Ontario agriculture including executive director of the Land Improvement Contractors of Ontario (LICO) has spent most of her life chasing diverse challenges, always aiming to reshape her own perceptions and enable lifelong learning. From growing up on a farm to pursuing an education in the humanities and now spending her days alternating between fields, offices and meeting many, many different kinds of people, Luymes views her career as a journey with no discernable end point, but rather continuous evolution.
    In this discussion with agriculture editor Bree Rody, Luymes discusses how she transfers skills from one role to another, how she learned to stand tall when she’s one of the only women in the room and what she’s appreciated about the various friends, allies and mentors she’s encountered throughout her career.
    Special thanks to Bayer Crop Science Canada, platinum sponsor of the 2024 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture program, for sponsoring this series.
    Never miss an episode by subscribing to AgAnnex Talks on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  

    • 23 min
    IWCA series: Liz Robertson

    IWCA series: Liz Robertson

    For our inaugural episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Liz Robertson, the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA). With over 20 years of experience, Robertson has been instrumental in building and leading Canada's largest network of farm business professionals. Her dedication has provided continuous learning and networking opportunities for advisors, enhancing their ability to serve the complex needs of Canada’s farm families.
    Throughout the interview, Robertson shares some of her proudest achievements and innovations in farm advisory services. She discusses the significant growth of CAFA under her leadership, with membership surpassing 600 professionals who regularly convene to exchange insights and learn from expert speakers. Listeners will gain insights into Robertson’s vision for the future of farming and her strategies for attracting and training a diverse range of professionals. Join us as we delve into her journey and influential role in shaping the future of farm advisory services.

    • 22 min
    Conversations from OFVC 2024

    Conversations from OFVC 2024

    Niagara Falls might not be the obvious venue for a late February trip, but each year Ontario's fruit and vegetable industry converges on the tourist hotspot for the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC). Featuring a plethora of educational sessions, craft cider and beer competitions, a lively trade show, and much more, OFVC is the event for those looking for the latest, top-of-mind topics in fruit and vegetable production. One thing the pandemic put into perspective was the value of conversations held at events like this. Whether at a booth, between sessions, or during happy hour, having a casual chat is a great way to learn what other people in the industry are thinking, considering, or trying.
    In this episode of AgAnnex Talks, Fruit & Vegetable editor Alex Barnard spoke with:
    Amanda Tracey, vegetable crop specialist for tomato, pepper, eggplant, sugarbeet and table beets, OMAFRA, about how grower concerns drive session topics at OFVC, as well as Phytophthora capsici;Ray Janssen, Eastern Canada sales representative, Gowan Canada, about the company's latest miticide, Magister;Nicole De Long, director of business and client development, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, about the newly licensed HW624 pear and the Centre's partnership with the Greenhouse Technology Network;Note: Nicole mentions a session given by Alexandra, who is Alexandra Grygorczyk, research scientist, sensory and consumer services, Vineland Research and Innovation CentreRita Sterne, project manager, Greenhouse Technology Network, about the GTN and the role it plays in bringing new technologies to growers.
    Never miss an episode by subscribing to AgAnnex Talks on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Support for this episode provided by Gowan Canada.

    • 18 min

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