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Rob Saik announcing Merle Klassen as winner of the Canola 100 at Farm Forum on Dec. 5.

Linden producer wins canola yield contest

Reading Time: < 1 minute He didn’t hit the 100-bushel-an-acre mark, but Merle Klassen from Linden came closest and has won the Canola 100 Agri-Prize. The three-year-long contest challenged growers to aim for a 100-bushel yield on 50 continuous acres of non-irrigated land. Klassen had the highest-yielding crop during those three years — 85.88 bushels per acre in 2017. He […] Read more

The Calgary Telus Convention Centre, north building. (

Farm Forum Event under new management

The company behind Canada’s two biggest outdoor farm shows is expanding to the great indoors as the new operator of another well known Canadian farm industry event. Glacier FarmMedia announced Monday it has acquired and will assume management of the Farm Forum Event, an annual professional development event for farmers, starting with its 20th anniversary […] Read more

Mike Nelson of Wetaskiwin.

Canola contestant reaps 81 bushels an acre

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta producers finished one-two-three in this year’s ‘Canola 100’ competition. The contest encourages producers to target 100-bushel-an-acre canola and is meant to “inspire farmers towards greater innovation.” Mike Nelson of Wetaskiwin averaged 81.43 bushels an acre followed by Merle Klassen of Linden (76.63 bu/ac) and Curtis Harrish of Calmar (74.52 bu/ac). Sixteen fields (the minimum […] Read more