Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of agricultural products in the world. Long before the country was officially founded in 1867, Canada has had a vast array of agricultural history that has made the industry, and the country, what it is today.
To this day, with close to 250,000 small and large farms throughout the country, the industry makes up about eight per cent of the Canada’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The top five largest sectors in the industry include:
- Cattle and Pork
- Poultry and Eggs
Within each of these industries, and within agriculture, there is a need for reliable communication to keep workers in touch with the task at hand. And there are many reasons why two way radios continue to be the best source for that communication need.
If you’re working on a farm, you require a technology that is durable enough to face all the conditions you face on a daily basis. From drops and vibrations from machines, exposure to the various elements that Canadians handle throughout the year, along with the ability to communicate to multiple people at once, two way radios have long been the answer for the agriculture industry.
Additionally, if you work in agriculture, you’re typically not working the average eight hour day – but usually sun up to sun down (minimum). With the latest in two way radio technology, battery power can last longer than that – even up to 29 hours. There are also waterproof options that, if they were to be dropped in water, can work after one hour of being submerged.
That’s a reliable communication tool.
VHF two way radios continue to be a great resource for communicating in agriculture environments. This frequency, which stands for ‘Very High Frequency’, is made for carrying messages long distances in vehicles and equipment – excelling in the agriculture industry, of course, with its fields and remote locations.
The result is key. When effective team communication happens, it drives not only better production, but also more efficient work practices. In the end, when this happens, there is also better safety on the farm. Agriculture environments are tough, hard places to work. Without a proper technology for communication, problems can arise – and they often do, even with the best tools in place.
When problems happen, people in the agriculture industry have relied on two way radios for years which, at the push of a button, can provide answers and solutions, communication and connection among team members.
Here at Nova Communications, we are proud to be a part of the industries that make up the fabric of Canada and its continued success. This year, keep an eye on our blog as we do various things to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
Whether you’re in the agriculture industry or elsewhere, we have worked with sectors throughout Canada to help solve communications needs. With more than 30 years in business, we can answer any and all of your questions. Contact us today for more information or start with the Portable Radio Selection Guide below.