Robotics in Agriculture: Is Farming Going to the Bots?

October 25, 2021

Farming has traditionally been a family-driven, labour-intensive enterprise. And while the family part is still true — it’s estimated that 98 percent of Canadian farming enterprises are family owned — a scarcity of farm labour has increasingly become a challenge in recent years. Is the time ripe for the rise of robotics in agriculture? As … Read More

Bigger Agricultural Corporations and Fewer of Them — What Does It Mean for Farmers and Retailers??

September 28, 2021

by Len Kahn, President of Kahntact The fact that individual Canadian farms continue to grow in size and economic impact while the number of farms and farm operators continues its steady decline is a surprise to no one close to the industry. Consolidation has long been a fact of life in Canadian agriculture — Statistics … Read More

Branding down on the farm

September 2, 2021

This week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by fellow OAC alum Mike Brine, agri-business specialist at Trillium Mutual Insurance Company, for his Podcast The Back 40. Our topic: marketing and branding your farm. You can check out the full podcast here, and for convenience, I have included the Coles Notes version below. And … Read More

News release: Rhett Hawkins prepares to take senior leadership role at Kahntact

July 28, 2021

Rhett Hawkins brings international agriculture business and marketing perspective to RR46 suite of businesses GUELPH, ON – July 28, 2021 – Andy Reierson, CEO of RR46, is pleased to announce that ag-marketing veteran Rhett Hawkins is moving back home to Canada to help lead Kahntact, one of Canada’s top agri-food marketing communication companies and member … Read More

Shining A Light On Canadian Cuisine – and Anita Stewart

July 21, 2021

Every August long weekend, Canadians across the land celebrate Food Day Canada. It’s a time to explore and enjoy the diverse flavours of our great country. For many of us, this year’s celebration will be bittersweet. On October 29, 2020, Food Day Canada founder and Canada’s first and, so far, only Food Laureate, Anita Stewart, … Read More