Meristem Land and Science: Driving Progress in Sustainability



50 shades of beige: Communicate with the "Cross-Cultural Advantage"

10 April, 2020

The pork industry has a frontline view of the changing demographic of Canadian society. It is a globally connected industry these days and in many cases the labor force is made up of people who have moved here from other countries.

That is why Tina Varughese was such a popular speaker choice at the 2020 Banff Pork Seminar. The Indo-Canadian daughter of first generation East Indian parents finds the best of worlds and sheds light, knowledge and most importantly universal humor into the intercultural workplace.


Time running out to eradicate wild pigs

13 January, 2020

Brook, a University of Saskatchewan wildlife researcher has spent more time than anyone in the country studying the challenge of wild pigs. His message is starkly straightforward. Wild pigs are an ecological disaster.

The problem is exploding; people have no idea of how bad and widespread it is. There is nowhere near enough leadership being shown at any level. Time is quickly running out on the ability to eradicate the problem.


What we need to know to beat African Swine Fever

13 January, 2020

Twelve years ago, African swine fever (ASF) outside of Africa was a so-called exotic disease with minor impact. That has changed drastically. ASF is one of the most important threats to the global pig-farming sector with no drugs or vaccines are available to cure or prevent the disease.


Nine emerging technologies here or coming

17 October, 2019

There is no argument new smart technologies are coming in swine production says Tom Stein, senior strategic adviser for Maximus Systems. Here are nine examples already here or on the way.


Four ways to get more value from consultants

11 August, 2019

It would be naïve to imagine that any animal production operation could hire comprehensively enough to navigate all political, economic, technological, and economic variables influencing agricultural markets and practices, says Karen Kerns.


Banff Pork Seminar 2021

Banff Pork Seminar 2021

Get information from the 2021 Seminar, Jan.5 & 7, 2021