SaskBarley launches new podcast to help farmers grow, market their crops

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) has launched a new tool to help Saskatchewan barley farmers keep up to date with the latest information related to growing and marketing their barley crops.

The first season of the Barley Bin, a podcast featuring interviews with SaskBarley staff and a variety of barley research and production experts, is now available on the SaskBarley website.

“Last year, we really had to start looking for new ways to get information out to barley farmers,” says SaskBarley Executive Director Jill McDonald. “A podcast seemed like a great way to deliver information. Podcasts work great for farmers on the go – download and listen on the road or in the field.”

Season one of the podcast focuses on information related to disease management, barley varieties, marketing opportunities and more, says SaskBarley Research and Extension Manager Mitchell Japp.

“When we were planning this podcast we really thought about what information farmers need and when,” he says. “We are hoping this podcast will give them knowledge and tools that they can use in coming months.”

For a full list of episodes and download options, click here.

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