AGvisorPRO is pleased to introduce Tom Halpenny to our ever-growing network of independent Experts. Tom is a born & bred agriculturalist who has expertise in many facets of production with a particular focus and passion for grain marketing. Tom grew up farming and spent 15 years working with his family as a primary producer, learning the art of farm management at the ground level. He went on to graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with a diploma in Agriculture, which opened doors to gain a broad set of skills and experiences in the ag sector. Tom worked with the government
Meet the Expert Alvin Ulrich Growing crops in Western Canada comes with it’s own set of unique challenges. The climate and geography means certain crops are favoured over others. Any farmer in Western Canada is very familiar with crops like wheat and barley and canola. After years and years of growing the same crop rotations, things can get a little tedious and repetitive. The volatility of the marketplace can also make growing a typical rotation less profitable than previous seasons. For these reasons, farmers in Western Canada are continually expressing more and more interest in experimenting with new crop varieties,
It really can’t be said enough. Selling what you grow is just as important as growing it in the first place. A farmer could be the best possible steward of their land, but if their marketing strategy falls short, they are leaving money on the table. AGvisorPRO knows that the answers farmers need now go way beyond agronomy and equipment. We’re thrilled to offer farmers access to some of the leading experts in all facets of agriculture, including grain marketing. When it comes to selling what you grow, there are few people who can offer better answers than Lawrence Klusa.
Working With Family Can Be A Challenge Agriculture is largely a family business. Farming operations are often passed down from one generation to the next, and while this can be an extremely rewarding proposition, it also comes with a whole host of potential pitfalls that are best avoided. AGvisorPRO is working hard to bring growers answers now, and we know not every issue on the farm is technical or agronomic in nature. Often, the biggest struggle in a given operation is figuring out how to work closely with your family. That’s where Expert Elaine Froese can help. The Expert That
Farming can be a hurry-up-and-wait profession sometimes, but when the snow melts and the sun comes out, things start moving quickly. Helping farmers get their spring soil fertility and crop nutrition nailed down is Ray Dowbenko’s specialty as an ag expert on AGvisorPRO. Background in fertility and nutrition Ray is an accomplished Senior Agronomist with soil and crop fertility expertise, and broad domestic, national and international experience. He is able to leverage his field expertise, along with his motivational and learning skills to translate complex processes to understandable and actionable steps. Ray’s experience is vast. He has a background in
AGvisorPRO connects farmers who need advice with the experts who have it. When it comes to advice about anything related to spraying or sprayers, one of the best experts to seek advice from is Tom Wolf. In this week’s AGvisorPRO Expert Guide, we speak to Tom about what a farmer needs to have a successful experience spraying. Background in sprayer technology Tom’s expertise with sprayers is built on a foundation of agronomy. With a masters degree in agronomy, Tom is well versed in intensive cereal management, including factors like background fertilizer, seeding rates, growth regulators, and more. A research