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Do More Agriculture Foundation co-founders Himanshu Singh (left), Lesley Rae Kelly (centre), and Kim Keller launched the new mental-health focused non-profit at FarmTech in January.

‘Do More Ag’ mental health initiative for farmers receives grant

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new non-profit focused on destigmatizing mental illness in the agriculture industry and offering resources designed specifically for farmers has received a $20,000 grant from Bayer Canada. The Do More Agriculture Foundation was co-founded by Saskatchewan farmers Lesley Rae Kelly and Kim Keller earlier this year. “The support from Bayer will allow The Do More […] Read more

There’s a new kind of loneliness — but overcoming it isn’t easy

You can see it everywhere — at least you can when you stop staring at your cellphone

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was a beautiful winter day. The weather was mild and the Prairie ice was just right for skating. I was thrilled to see a young boy navigating his wobbly way around the ice. It was obvious he was new to the sport. Dad sat faithfully on a nearby bench and not once did he […] Read more


An act of kindness fills the human spirit and ripples outward

They often come out of nowhere and when they are most needed — and their power to uplift is deep and strong

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was the usual day. Get up early, study the markets, check on the cattle, fix fence, make a sandwich, and then go out and do it all again. Going to town or taking time to do things in the home were privileges, stretched out on the horizon and always seemingly days or months away. […] Read more

He’s only 16, but Holden Heppler has spent nearly half of his life working towards his goal — and he’s got a simple three-step process for overcoming procrastination.

Want to keep those resolutions? This young man knows the secret

Future paleontologist Holden Heppler has the recipe for achieving goals: 
purpose, passion, and a community of supporters

Reading Time: 3 minutes With holiday dinners behind us and a fresh year ahead, our minds often turn toward our New Year’s resolutions — those promises we make (and just as quickly break) to do better this year. Well, 16-year-old Holden Heppler has a surefire way to stick to those resolutions. “There’s one road to success, and that road […] Read more