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Agriculture: We’re In It For Life

This weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2012 Agriculture for Life Harvest Gala. I wanted to share a bit about the Ag for Life initiative and this annual event because it’s a cause that is near and dear to me. The Ag for Life quest is to “deliver educational programming that serves to… Continue reading Agriculture: We’re In It For Life

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Western Canada’s Other Oil Boom

There’s an oil boom taking place across the Canadian Prairies but it’s not what you think. A different kind of oil – an oilseed – is blooming throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It’s called canola. Canola is a western Canadian success story. The crop was bred at the University of Manitoba in the 1970s. This… Continue reading Western Canada’s Other Oil Boom

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Swapping Ag Goodies

At last week’s Agvocacy 2.0 conference I had the opportunity to learn about agriculture in other areas of Canada and the United States through a swap meet where we exchanged ag items that represented our region with items from other areas. (To read more about my experience at the AgChat Foundation conference click here). I… Continue reading Swapping Ag Goodies

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Bringing the Farm to the City

This past weekend I had the privilege of volunteering at the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days. And a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post leading up to Aggie Days called Bees, Beets, Beans and More. If you missed it, check it out here. Aggie Days, a free agricultural adventure for all ages, brings… Continue reading Bringing the Farm to the City

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Bees, Beets, Beans and More

I wrote the following blog post for the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days which takes place April 21 and 22 at Stampede Park, BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Check out the Calgary Stampede blog.  Golden fields of wheat blowing in the breeze and cows lazily grazing in the lush green pasture are the first things that come… Continue reading Bees, Beets, Beans and More

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IFAJ ag tour: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

On Day 2 of our IFAJ ag tour we made our way through Toronto to Niagara Falls stopping at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. If you missed Parts 1 and 2 of my Lake Ontario ag tour click here and here. The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre was established in 2007 and is funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food… Continue reading IFAJ ag tour: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

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IFAJ ag tour: Grapes and Apples

This week I’m inundating you with blog posts about my IFAJ experience while it’s still fresh in my mind. And I’m also making up for my hiatus last week! Click here to read Part 1 of my IFAJ ag tour recap if you missed it. Now on to Part 2 of the Lake Ontario ag tour during… Continue reading IFAJ ag tour: Grapes and Apples