Local Agriculture

The Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Queen committee announced June 29 the participants for the 2016/2017 Queen competition.

Medicine Hat’s Ag-Plus Mechanical has received the coveted “Vermeer Platinum Dealer” award from Vermeer Corporation, the Pella, Iowa-based company.

An industry leader dedicated to the southern Alberta agriculture community is taking a hands-on approach to education, as Western Tractor Company Ltd. June 23 announced a $750,000 multi-faceted gift to Lethbridge College.

If Doug Tibben has his way, some new neon green and deep yellow farm implements will be hitting fields in southwest Saskatchewan this August or September.

Charisse Garland knows the highways and by-ways of rural southwest Saskatchewan like the back of her hand.
Garland is a sales agronomist with Richardson Pioneer based out of Swift Current.

While his cattle graze on a large tract of native grass on the Continental Divide, Oran Balas of Pontiex has been working to reduce the divide between the ranching community and those who are not familiar with the environmental benefits he and his neighbours provide.

I saw a cartoon recently that showed an oil company executive at the Department of Motor Vehicles asking if this was the place to buy a social licence. If only it actually worked that way.

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