Top Notch Farming returns to Melfort

Barb Ziesman of Sask Ag discussed Clubroot at the Top Notch Farming event in the CJVR Performing Arts Theatre at the Kerry Vickar Centre on Tuesday, February 11.

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SaskCanola continued a tradition by hosting their annual Top Notch Farming seminar at the CJVR Performing Arts Theatre in the Kerry Vickar Centre on Tuesday, February 11. According to SaskCanola director  Lane Stockbrugger it is about the upcoming growing season.

“So Top Notch Farming is for us to come out and talk to farmers about the issues that we think will be opportunities, frankly, for the up and coming growing season. And so we are bringing together a group of 100 or so plus farmers and experts from their respective fields and have them talk to farmers about what they are seeing for the upcoming year and what they can prepare for,” Stockbrugger said.

“We try and pick topics that are going to be top of mind for farmers as they are preparing and planning for the coming growing season and what is on their mind right now. Everything from China and canola markets and disease concerns coming in too,” he explained.

Stockbrugger served as emcee and gave opening remarks and talked about market access. Other topics included End Use Royalties with Todd Hyra of SeCan, Sask Ag’s Barb Ziesman provided an update on Clubroot, Bob Tosh of MNP discussed Intergenerational Farm Transfer, Sherrilyn Phelps of Sask Pulse Growers provided a Pulse Disease Update, Nathan Gregg discussed Combine Management among other topics.

He explained that SaskCanola works with their partners to determine what topics should be discussed. This is the fourth time SaskCanola has put on Top Notch Farming, which makes stops across the province. Melfort has become a favoured stop.

“That’s why we keep coming back there is always good feedback and good participants. We do so much research with all of our organizations the more we can share that information with them,” he said.

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