Joy Agnew

Joy Agnew
Dr. Agnew grew up on a grain farm near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She earned her degrees in Ag/Bio Engineering at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Since 2009, she has worked at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute as a program manager and research scientist on research topics ranging from waste management to grain storage and drying. Dr. Agnew is also an adjunct professor at the University of Saskatchewan and teaches engineering classes at St. Peter’s College in Muenster, Saskatchewan.

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Global Food Trends

Supplemental Heating: A New Era in On-Farm Grain Storage?

Climate variability and erratic weather patterns are changing the way farmers manage on-farm grain storage.

Climate change and the frequency of extreme global weather variability are wreaking havoc on historic farm practices that are simply not keeping up. While there was a time when extreme weather hampered crops every 10 or 20 years, now it can be as often as every two or three.

As what used to be rare becomes more the norm, farmers need to change the way they think about on-farm grain storage, says a prominent Canadian agriculture researcher. And the answer may lie in supplemental heating.

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