Show some respect

I'm upset. I've been silently fuming over this for the past several days. Ontario dairy and grain farmer Andrew Campbell is posting a new photo of what happens on the farm every day in 2015 and tagging it with the hashtag #farm365. The first photo of the year featured a newborn heifer that was born at 1:40... Continue Reading →

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 →

#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.

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 →

#plant14 is in full swing

It was a long, cold winter across much of Canada, including the Prairies. At times it seemed like spring would never arrive. But it always does. For urban dwellers, spring's delayed arrival is more of an annoyance than anything. But to the farmers who are anxiously waiting to plant the seeds that will grow into... Continue Reading →

Rolling on the Paint

I've been swamped at work lately due to some personnel changes, but I wasn't about to miss the annual Habitat for Humanity build day. I love getting out of the office; I love volunteering; and I love getting dirty. So the Habitat build is perfect for me. I first participated in the Habitat build through... Continue Reading →

Advancing Women in Agriculture: Key Takeaways

80% of life is showing up.  As an introvert I sometimes struggle with this. I'll admit there are times when I'd rather just stay home. But I force myself to go (show up) and I never regret it. Last week I had the privilege of attending the first Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership -... 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 →

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