License to Farm: A Must See Film

Every time I step into a grocery store I stand in awe at the vast array of food available to us, all at a relatively low cost. Did you know that only 2% of the population, which includes my family, produce all the food we enjoy? "2% of the population is producing the fantastic amount of... Continue Reading →

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Making the best out of a bad situation

Sometimes in life we have to make the best out of a bad situation. This is exactly what many Western Canadian farmers are doing this harvest. If we wanted to sum up this Prairie harvest in one word, I think many in the ag industry would agree that the word could be challenging. This was... Continue Reading →

Wrapping up organic week

Canada's national organic week concludes today. Organic week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Recently a friend shared with me an Australian video she came across on organic agriculture and I thought I'd share it with all of you to cap off organic week. This video makes some great points... Continue Reading →

#harvest14 begins

Harvest has begun on the Canadian Prairies. If you're on Twitter follow #harvest14 or #westcdnag to see all the harvest tweets from our farmers. I travelled to Manitoba recently and captured these photos on my family farm of the wheat harvest.

#stampede2014 picture wrap up

The Calgary Stampede has come and gone for another year. Once again I volunteered with the Ag Media committee and was on park for several of the 10 days. We also took in the afternoon rodeo, and evening chuckwagon races and grandstand show. It was a busy and fun time. This year I captured lots... Continue Reading →

Vintage Tractor Pull Returns to the Calgary Stampede

As a volunteer on the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Media committee, this year I have the privilege of assisting the Stampede Farm Equipment committee with its social and traditional media needs. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this committee over the past few months. I feel that the Stampede has a tendency to focus on animal agriculture while other aspects... Continue Reading →

From Tractors to Combines: The Equipment Used on the Farm

I originally wrote this blog post for the Calgary Stampede blog leading up to the annual Aggie Days event. Aggie Days is a free, family event taking place April 12 and 13 at Stampede Park in Calgary. I thought I'd share the blog post here as well as some of you may be interested in learning more... Continue Reading →

Gluten is Under Attack: Ceasefire!

The G word is almost as bad as the F word these days. In recent years, gluten has been getting a bad rap due to the mass media, celebrities who are so-called gluten experts and books such as Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. For those who don't know, gluten is a protein found in grains... Continue Reading →

Ultimate Foods Grown in Our Own Backyard

At a recent agricultural conference I decided to take in a session with speaker Mairlyn Smith. Some of you may recognize her name. Mairlyn is a professional home economist who makes regular appearances on CityLine and Breakfast Television in Canada. She peppers her healthy cooking talks with a side of comedy. Check out her website. During... Continue Reading →

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