Connecting Farmers and Consumers: Less Telling, More Asking

Earlier this week I read a great blog post written by ag journalist Holly Spangler. She shared Five Things Farmers Need to Know about Consumers on the Farm Progress Prairie Farmer blog. Read her post here. Point No. 4 resonated with me. Holly says, "We need to be less about 'telling our story,' and more... Continue Reading →

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Inside the City Walls: Exploring Old Quebec

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Quebec City, the capital city of the province of Quebec. Located along the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are the only fortified city walls remaining in Canada and the United States, and were declared a World Heritage Site... Continue Reading →

Successful Marketing requires Listening

"You have TWO ears and ONE mouth for a reason."  Lately, I've heard this said a few times, and although it may be overused, I like it because it makes a good point. In a nutshell - listen more, speak less. It's a simple concept yet difficult for many people. Back in high school I... Continue Reading →

The Real Takeaway from the Dr. Oz Show

Unfortunately, every day after work I arrive at the gym just in time for the Dr. Oz show. Why do I say unfortunately? Because I'm not a fan of Dr. Oz. His show is pure sensationalism. He overhypes pretty much every topic he addresses on the show and uses fear mongering simply to increase his... Continue Reading →

Cheese, Cranberries and Hazelnuts: British Columbia Agriculture at its Finest

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual conference. This year's event was held in British Columbia's beautiful Fraser Valley. I always look forward to this event for a few reasons. It's a time to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends; there are always great professional... Continue Reading →

Carving up controversy: PETA is at it again

With Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, the animal rights group PETA has decided to once again target turkeys. But this time, not only do they have their eyes set on turkeys, but also on our children. The new marketing campaign includes billboards in all major Canadian cities that read, "Kids: If you wouldn't eat your dog, why... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: It’s Harvest Time

#Harvest13 is in full swing on my family farm in southern Manitoba. I shared in a recent blog post that as a farm girl I wish I was there to help. But unfortunately I'm many miles away. So my young farmer brother has captured some harvest photos. Take a look! Check out this blog post... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Time of Year

It's that time of year, folks. July on the Canadian Prairies. The fields are blooming. The colours are brilliant. It's my favourite time of year. So of course, I have to share more crop photos. These photos are from recent field tours in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. As you're looking at these photos, I... Continue Reading →

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