• Oct 29, 2009
    Agri-Trend Teams up with FarmHouse Alumni to offer Scholarship

    Agri-Trend Inc and Agri-Trend Agrology Ltd have matched the funding put together by Agri-Coaches Matt Gosling, Chris Solick, Richard Limoges, Tanner Pollack and Rob Saik to create a $1,000 Scholarship for a deserving FarmHouse Member.

    “All of us believe in the values and ideals of FarmHouse Fraternity.” explains Matt Gosling who inspired the idea.  “Many of us have moved on to build businesses within The Agri-Trend Network and we thought this would be a great way to give something back to FarmHouse and raise the profile of Agri-Trend with the Fraternity at the same time.”

    The announcement was made by Matt Gosling at The FarmHouse 35th Anniversary Celebration at the University of Alberta Campus on October 17th.

    Elston Solberg, President of Agri-Trend Agrology adds, “We are always on the lookout for quality people who are passionate about agriculture.  The kind of individuals that are attracted to FarmHouse are the kind of people we at Agri-Trend are interested in.  The scholarship will support one of these individuals in their pursuit of their post-secondary education and we are proud to be a part of it.”

    The Scholarship will be presented to the FarmHouse recipient in early 2010.

  • Oct 13, 2009
    RapidEye Successfully Completes Imaging Of Canadian Growing Season in 2009

    Brandenburg / Havel, Germany, October 13, 2009 ? RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, announced today that they have delivered 2009's Canadian growing season images of agricultural areas  to their customer GeoFarmSolutions Inc. in conjunction with the Agri-Trend Network.

    In a collaborative effort, GeoFarm, Agri-Trend, and RapidEye began working together at the beginning of 2009 to offer enhanced satellite imagery solutions to Canadian clients by offering "near real-time" satellite imagery for agriculture use backed by superior agronomics. The RapidEye satellite system was designed to meet the needs of precision agriculture, as it is the only commercial satellite system that acquires data in the red-edge spectral band. This band  provides specific information about the chlorophyll content, and therefore nitrogen status of the crops.

    ?RapidEye provided high quality imagery products of different types on a 'field order by field order' basis to our Canadian customers over a wide range of crop types and conditions.  This led to a variety of precision agriculture decisions and applications. With Agri-Trend Agri-Coaches? providing groundtruthing and agronomic insight, the value of these informative images was understood from a practical agronomy standpoint for the ultimate benefit of our growers,? says Warren Bills, President of GeoFarm Solutions Inc.

    Customers benefited from multiple captures of 5 meter resolution, multi-spectral imagery (red, green, blue, near infrared and red edge) of their fields throughout this year's season. Products such as bare ground, chlorophyll and ground cover maps were delivered via the Internet to farmers, ag-retailers and agronomic consultants.

    For more information about GeoFarm's services please refer to
    For more information about Agri-Trend?s services please refer to

    About GeoFarm and Agri-Trend
    GeoFarm has the products, support, training, and expertise for managing fields at a site-specific level ? the basis of precision farming. They provide the tools, training, and support to make precision farming easier, quicker, and affordable to their customers. GeoFarm strives to remove anxiety, reduce learning times, educate, and bring a level of excellence to their customers' businesses. Together with Agri-Trend Agri-Coaches? they work with customers using the Precision Management Process?. This process is founded on the solid combination of agronomy and technology, and reaches sustainable and economic results for the benefit of both the grower and the environment. For more information please visit or .

    About RapidEye AG
    RapidEye is an ISO-certified geospatial information provider focused on integrating customized and industry specific solutions into the workflow of global customers in agriculture, forestry, energy, infrastructure, government, security and emergency. RapidEye experts and the satellite system ? a constellation of five satellites capable of downloading over 4 million km² of high resolution, multi-spectral imagery per day, and a ground segment for processing and archiving data ? allow for cost-effective customized services. The unique combination of large area coverage, high spatial resolution and the possibility of daily revisit to an area provide for superior management information solutions. Currently, more than 110 experts from more than 20 countries are employed by RapidEye, with plans to grow the team to 140 by late 2009.

    RapidEye benefits from a public-private partnership with the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. RapidEye is also cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). For more information on ERDF please contact

    RapidEye is a ?Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas? and therefore part of  the event series ?365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas?. This program is run by the initiative ?Germany ? Land of Ideas? and Deutsche Bank. Being a ?Selected Landmark? RapidEye will stand for Germany being a ?Land of ideas? in 2009 and will demonstrate Germany's spirit of innovation. The initiative is under the patronage of Germany's federal president Horst Köhler.

  • Aug 14, 2009
    Agri-Trend Agrology Welcomes Ken Person, CCA as new Agri-Coach

    Ken joined the Agri-Trend Network in August 2009, after attending the Diagnostics Day event in Brandon, MB. He grew up on a mixed farm near Canwood, SK and received his diploma in Business Administration in 1996. While working with Esso Farm-Tek (1991- 2000), Ken trained with Agri-Trend Agrology and also received his Certified Crop Advisor status.

    Ken moved to the Prince Albert Coop as agronomist and soon became assistant manager of the 30 million dollar facility in Shellbrook. He brings a total of 17 years of retails sales experience to the Agri-Trend Network.

    As an Agri-Coach, Ken will offer all the services of Agri-Trend Agrology. He can't wait to add Agri-Trend Marketing and, very soon, Carbon Aggregation also included in the Agri-Trend Group of Companies.  

  • Aug 11, 2009
    Brandon Summer Training and PMP Diagnostics Day

    Agri-Trend Agrology would like to extend a very big thank you to all who helped make our Summer Training and PMP Diagnostics Day such a great success. 

    To the Agri-Coaches and their clients: Larry Penner and the Spring Valley Colony; Kelvin Jarvis and Darrell Carlisle; Ron Curtis/ Phil Parker and Wayne Husak as well as the Riverside Colony. Thank you for allowing us to learn from your fields and for digging holes in perfectly good fields to allow those soils-types to get down and dirty.

    To the Senior Agri-Coaches for imparting your knowledge and being so passionate about your field of expertise.

    To our guest speakers Greg Patterson, Marlene Boersch, Dr. Cakmak, Dr.Romheld and Dr. Huber for making us think.

    To the PMP boys- Warren Bills, Terry Aberhart, Justin Cleaver, Dennis Vermette for helping us understand how technology can help us give better recommendations agronomically. To the sponsors of the PMP Diagnostics Day- the Mazer Group, Northstar/ Enns Brothers, Millar Farm Equipment and Equipment Supplies, Dan Aberhart from Northstar and Greg Lewis from Crop Cam as well as the welcoming speakers- Pam Hegelman from the Mazer Group and Dan Hacault and Lindsay Coulthart from the Manitoba Zero-Till Research Association.

    To Jarrett Chambers, Randy Saskiw, Danielle Reid and the rest of the OMEXians for taking us through their trials (on Springhill Colony land).

    To the Springhill Colony for being such gracious hosts and treating us to a fabulous Fijian BBQ, our compliments to the chef(s).

    To Taurus and A& L Laboratories who did a tremendous job in ending the Tissue Testing Challenge with a tremendous bang in "Who wants to be an Agri-Coach Extraordinaire". Great fun and surprising outcome!

    To the ladies in the office who helped it all come together- Tanya, Louise, Delores, Sara and Shelley. Brad Campbell and Caitlin Sauro, our Aussie Scouts, for all the last minute running around gathering supplies and photocopying.

    And a BIG THANKS to everyone who attended!

    Looking forward to bigger and better things next year in Strathmore, Alberta. See you there!

  • Jul 28, 2009
    Agri-Trend Agrology Welcomes Dow Fertilizer as Another Business "Powered by Agri-Trend"

    Dow Fertilizer has been in business since 1998, serving Onoway and area. In 2006, Mayerthorpe was opened and since undergone a plant expansion. Dow Fertilizer provides dry chemicals as well as a wide range of custom services for their customers. With the addition of a new facility Dow Fertilizer is poised for growth.

    Tel (780) 786 2247

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