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Giving Alberta its own farm paper wasn’t a slam dunk — but it worked

A look back at the decision to start a new paper for the province’s farmers and ranchers

How come there’s never been a provincial farm paper in Alberta?” For many years, that question often came up when a group of farm writers got together over a drink. Though it has many readers across the Prairies, the Western Producer had its roots in Saskatchewan and had proven successful. The Manitoba Co-operator, with a […] Read more


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

Ag in Motion sets single-day record

Glacier FarmMedia’s outdoor farm show Ag in Motion has wrapped its 2018 edition and booked a single-day record for attendance. The show, held July 17-19 near Langham, Sask., northwest of Saskatoon, reported three-day attendance of 30,355, including record attendance of 11,425 on the Wednesday. That single-day gate included more attendees than the three-day total for […] Read more


ProFarmer Canada joins Glacier FarmMedia

Glacier FarmMedia, Canada’s largest farm publisher and the operator of this website, has just boosted its long position in grain and oilseed market analysis. The Winnipeg company announced Tuesday it has acquired ProFarmer Canada, the marketing information service owned and operated by Mike Jubinville, whose analyses of Prairie crop commodity markets are well known to […] Read more

CONTEST CLOSED – Free to good home: Farm Progress tickets

Editor’s Note, June 11, 2018: This contest is now closed. Thanks for checking out our websites and if you’re going to the show, have a great time and safe travels. Haven’t got your tickets yet for Canada’s Farm Progress Show? We might. Glacier FarmMedia, Canada’s largest publisher of newspapers and magazines for farmers, and operator […] Read more


Matt Stanford (left) of Magrath hit 113 bushels per acre on irrigated land in the inaugural Wheat Yield Challenge while Alfred Vandelight from Eaglesham achieved 100 bushels per acre on dryland.

More than bragging rights at stake in Alberta Wheat’s yield contest

The goal isn’t just getting growers to go big on a few acres, 
but to share their agronomic practices

Interested in growing a nice big crop of bragging rights? Alberta Wheat is making it easier for the second edition of its Wheat Yield Challenge. “We have tweaked the rules a bit this year, said Brian Kennedy, the crop commission’s grower relations and extension manager. “This year, we are going to compare what the grower […] Read more

Glacier FarmMedia launches Farmtario

Canada’s largest publisher of farm magazines and newspapers has cultivated a new source of news for farmers in Ontario. Launched Wednesday at the London Farm Show, Farmtario will be a biweekly print publication starting April 30. Its website, Farmtario.com, is available immediately. “We see a bright future for Ontario agriculture and we’re proud to announce […] Read more