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Even in the best of circumstances, moving farm equipment on highways carries risks.

Be seen and be safe when moving farm equipment on roads

Do everything you can to be visible, and consider taking extra measures, says expert

Reading Time: 3 minutes Think there’s no way a massive piece of farm machinery travelling down a highway can be completely unseen? Consider this story. On the morning of Jan. 4 of this year, a 72-year-old man died when a semi-trailer hit the tractor he was driving on a two-lane highway in southern Manitoba. The driver of the semi […] Read more

Sure, drones draw a crowd, but like other farm tools today, they need to earn their keep by generating usable data that actually increases profits.

The farm data overload needs a fix

Ag tech event shows future of farming is data driven — but 'we're not there yet'

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jay Bruggencate has a bit of a bone to pick with the ag-tech industry. “We’ve invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into smart equipment that knows what it’s doing but can’t talk to each other,” said the Lacombe-area farmer at the recent AgSmart event at Olds College. “There’s so much data now available to us […] Read more


Get an up-close look at cutting-edge ag tech

AgSmart runs next summer at Olds College, Aug. 13-14

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at cutting-edge ag technology and latest innovations at a new event next summer. AgSmart, which will take place Aug. 13-14 at Olds College, is a partnership between the college and Agri-Trade. “AgSmart isn’t just a trade show, it’s a hands-on demonstration and education exposition focused […] Read more