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Who Will Grow our Food in the Future?
The Next Generation of Farmers

Who Will Grow our Food in the Future?

Published on June 05, 2024

the average Canadian farmer was 56 years old. Who will take over and engage in the risky business of agriculture?

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The Intriguing History of Biochar
Farming Techniques

The Intriguing History of Biochar

Published on June 05, 2024

Learn all about biochar, a rather unexplored solution for efficient and carbon-negative soil amendment.

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Beware the big bad silos!
The risks with silos

Beware the big bad silos!

Published on June 05, 2024

In this first column of Mathieu Phaneuf, president of agrilog, learn more about the 5 main risks with silos and how to prevent them.

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Generating Energy on the Farm
Agricultural Biomethanation

Generating Energy on the Farm

Published on May 21, 2024

Agricultural biomethanation is a process that converts manure and organic waste into biogas. What if we explored this avenue for Quebec’s energy future?

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Mental Health on the Farm: Resilience and Letting Go
Farmer Health

Mental Health on the Farm: Resilience and Letting Go

Published on May 21, 2024

Don’t let difficult seasons bring down your morale. Here are some tips and tricks to lighten your mental load and feel better despite the setbacks.

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Stewards of our Agricultural Heritage
Local Seed Producers

Stewards of our Agricultural Heritage

Published on May 21, 2024

Do you know what a seed producer does? Learn more about this trade and its importance for agriculture in Quebec.

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Payment based on honesty
Self-service kiosks

Payment based on honesty

Published on May 21, 2024

Self-service kiosks with self-pay make financial sense for farmers. Find out why, and discover a few things to consider before you get started.

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The refinement of a family business
Au gré des champs dairy farm

The refinement of a family business

Published on May 21, 2024

Immerse yourself in the world of Au gré des champs, a family-run cheese making and dairy farm, and discover its unique practices.

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Finding Land to Fulfil a Dream
Starting a Farm Business

Finding Land to Fulfil a Dream

Published on May 21, 2024

Learn about Émilie’s determined journey to find her own farming land for her business, Les pâturages du Lac Brome.

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The Intention-Behaviour Gap
Sustainable Farming Practices

The Intention-Behaviour Gap

Published on May 21, 2024

Why are sustainable agroforestry practices taking so long to be adopted? A Swedish survey reveals a key differentiating factor.

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Research on Flower Beds Is in Full Bloom
Flowers Grown with Fruits and Vegetables

Research on Flower Beds Is in Full Bloom

Published on May 21, 2024

Could flower beds truly improve the quality of fruit and vegetable crops grown on farmland? Some research projects indicate promising results!

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Climate: What Does 2024 Have in Store for Us?
Preparing Your Farm for La Niña

Climate: What Does 2024 Have in Store for Us?

Published on May 21, 2024

With the potential shift from El Niño to La Niña in 2024, compounded by high temperatures and weather variations expected this year, farmers will need to reconsider tried and tested techniques. Find out how you can prepare.

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A Career Change Into Agriculture
The Story of a Local Brewery

A Career Change Into Agriculture

Published on May 21, 2024

Learn about the unconventional career path chosen by the owners of La Ferme, a country brewery in Shefford, and the challenges they faced before rising to success.

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Children Raised on Farms Have Strong Immune Systems
Health in Rural Areas

Children Raised on Farms Have Strong Immune Systems

Published on May 21, 2024

Find out why exposure to various environmental factors, such as time spent outside or with animals, is key to supporting children’s immune systems.

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Fighting Food Waste
Gleaning Food in the Field

Fighting Food Waste

Published on May 21, 2024

The Champ d’actions collective project allows citizens from the greater Sherbrooke area to gather produce left behind in farmers’ fields. Find out more and discover what gleaning is all about!

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Marine Farming
Sugar Kelp Aquaculture

Marine Farming

Published on May 21, 2024

Have you ever tasted sugar kelp, a variety of seaweed cultivated in the waters of the Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspé Peninsula? Our agronomist Catherine Dallaire will tell you all about it.

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A Locavore Picnic Under the Pergola
Eating Local

A Locavore Picnic Under the Pergola

Published on May 21, 2024

Les Cocagnes is an organization where local food enthusiasts can savour meals made from homegrown products. It’s a must-try experience for next summer!

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Innovative Weed Control in Carrots for Large-Scale Farming
New Weed Control Techniques

Innovative Weed Control in Carrots for Large-Scale Farming

Published on May 21, 2024

Could it be possible to diversify field cropping systems with carrots, despite weed control challenges? With recent innovations, all signs point to yes.

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Farm Outreach Workers
Counselling for Farmers

Farm Outreach Workers

Published on May 21, 2024

Agricultural producers and their family or staff members dealing with mental health issues can open up and speak confidentially with a caseworker from Au cœur des familles agricoles, no fee required.

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The linked fates of fungiculture and waste recycling
Growing mushrooms

The linked fates of fungiculture and waste recycling

Published on May 21, 2024

Mushroom farms offer incredible potential for the circular economy, thanks to their recycling of waste destined for landfill. Why not take a closer look?

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The distribution of roles on the family farm
Task allocation within the business

The distribution of roles on the family farm

Published on May 21, 2024

What’s the best way to divide up the tasks in your farm to avoid conflicts? Here are a few tips and tricks.

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The exodus of young people from farms to cities: a global phenomenon
Rural exodus

The exodus of young people from farms to cities: a global phenomenon

Published on May 21, 2024

Lack of young farmers, aging populations and reduced social dynamism are all evident in rural areas. Is this trend likely to persist?

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A brand new vaccine for bees
Bee conservation

A brand new vaccine for bees

Published on May 21, 2024

American foulbrood is wreaking havoc on bees, these insects that are truly essential to our food system. But there is hope: a vaccine is currently being tested.

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6 agricultural podcasts worth listening to
Keeping up with agriculture

6 agricultural podcasts worth listening to

Published on May 21, 2024

Take advantage of your long workdays to dive into a good farming podcast. Here are six guaranteed to please.

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The water scarcity issue in Quebec
Drought and agriculture

The water scarcity issue in Quebec

Published on May 21, 2024

Could we run out of water in Quebec? In recent years, several villages in Quebec have experienced water supply problems, proving that the problem is very real.

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The portable wind machine to avoid frost in winegrowing
Wine crop protection

The portable wind machine to avoid frost in winegrowing

Published on May 21, 2024

Ever heard of portable wind machines? They redistribute warm air masses across the vineyards to prevent crops from freezing. An interesting solution for producers!

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The relevance of agricultural cooperatives
Support for farmers

The relevance of agricultural cooperatives

Published on May 21, 2024

What if agricultural cooperatives were an interesting opportunity for young people who want to start farming? Discover 3 frequently asked questions about this collective business model.

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From cereals to beer
brewery agritourism

From cereals to beer

Published on May 21, 2024

Meet the passionate family behind the Brasserie Terre à Boire, an establishment that serves 100% local beers and spirits made from locally grown ingredients.

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The usefulness of display orchards
Research in apple production

The usefulness of display orchards

Published on May 21, 2024

On-farm display orchards were established by the scientific community to observe the concrete results of the latest breakthroughs in apple production. An incredible technique for validating high-impact hypotheses!

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Transitioning to organic field crops: a feasible challenge
Organic production

Transitioning to organic field crops: a feasible challenge

Published on May 21, 2024

Organic farming is growing in Quebec! Agronomist Catherine Dallaire gives some useful information to those who want to get started.

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Extra pair of hands needed
Labour shortage in agriculture

Extra pair of hands needed

Published on May 21, 2024

The Temporary Foreign Worker program requires a cumbersome administrative process for farmers. Is it an inappropriate solution to the current labour issues in agriculture?

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Non-family succession
Tips for transferring a farm

Non-family succession

Published on May 21, 2024

Annie Lévesque became the owner of L’Abri végétal in 2009. Here she recounts her experience and advises us on how to make the process of transferring a farm easier.

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Getting the right tools
Agricultural budget planning

Getting the right tools

Published on May 21, 2024

Discover 3 financial planning tools specifically geared towards businesses in the agricultural sector.

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Mental Wellbeing on the Farm
Psychological support for farmers

Mental Wellbeing on the Farm

Published on December 14, 2022

In this interview with psychologist Olivier Gaudet, Dr. Gaudet lists the signs of declining mental health that farmers need to watch for and gives them tools to get better.

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Winter market gardening in full swing
Growing vegetables during the cold season

Winter market gardening in full swing

Published on December 14, 2022

Close-up on the advantages and challenges of winter vegetable growing in Quebec.

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How NASA supports agriculture
Satellite-based agricultural analysis

How NASA supports agriculture

Published on February 10, 2022

Learn how NASA's advanced analytics are helping to optimize the agriculture industry.

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Short marketing channels in agriculture
Local innovations in agriculture

Short marketing channels in agriculture

Published on February 10, 2022

The scientific community is not the only one that can innovate! See how great things can be created on a small scale.

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