ag tech

Four R&D projects receiving funding from Innovation Saskatchewan

Jun 27, 2023 | 2:18pm

Innovation Saskatchewan is investing $1.1-million in 4 industry-led research and development projects. The money is through the Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund (SAIF) and Agtech Growth Fund (AGF).  The SAIF supports the commercialization of innovations in the province’s core economic sectors, while the AGF works in concert to accelerate the commercialization of novel agricultural technologies, according to […]

Producers can apply for federal grants through Ag Clean Technology Program

Jun 1, 2023 | 5:06pm

The federal government is giving farmers and ranchers the opportunity to make their operations cleaner and greener. The Agricultural Clean Technology Program — Adoption Stream (ACT) is accepting applications, starting today (Thurs). Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says it will provide non-repayable grants between $25-thousand and $2-million so producers can buy equipment that reduces greenhouse gas emissions […]

Canada’s Farm Show to feature high tech agriculture

Mar 14, 2023 | 1:27pm

Agriculture technology will be a key highlight at this years edition of Canada’s farm show, being held in Regina June 20th and 22nd. The vice president of Agriculture for Regina Exhibition Association, Kirk Westgard, says a highlight of the show is the return of Cultivator’s 24 hour start up agtech. The 24 hour start up […]

Sask invests 15 million dollars in Agriculture Technology

Aug 13, 2020 | 7:42pm

  The Saskatchewan government has announced 15 million dollars will be provided to develop new technologies in agriculture. Agriculture minister David Marit says funds will be invested through Innovation Saskatchewan targeted at agtech companies needing venture capital. Marit says the funds will be used to enhance growth in crop production through new equipment, technology and […]

Ag Tech could help fight COVID-19, prepare for future pandemics

Aug 10, 2020 | 4:39am

Marshaling the expertise of ag tech labs could help combat pandemics, like COVID-19. Steven Webb is the chief executive officer of the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the lead author of a report that urges an international effort to co-ordinate rapid redeployment of digital agriculture infrastructure for pandemic […]

Applications for Sask. Ag Tech Fund now being accepted

Jul 23, 2020 | 4:49am

The Saskatchewan government says applications are now being accepted for the one million dollar fund to encourage development of agriculture technology. Agriculture Minister David Marit says investing in farm technology pays big dividends in economic development for the province. Marit says the Agtech Growth fund is designed to support development of new farm equipment technology […]