There is no playbook in life

As I sit here watching the 2016 IIHF World Championship gold medal women's hockey game between Canada and the USA on TV, I think of play books. It's probably safe to assume that both teams have an extensive playbook filled with various plays and drills - all with the goal of improving their game and... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: March

March has come to a close so it's time for my monthly Year of Joy post. I've declared 2016 my Year of Joy and at the end of every month I'm sharing things that brought me joy that month. Check out my January and February posts. Once again I have much to be joyful about.... Continue Reading →

Pulse Love: Buying and Cooking

We're in month three of my Pulse Love series. I'm showing pulses some love this year as 2016 is International Year of Pulses, declared by the United Nations. Here are the posts you've missed in this series: Pulse Love: What are pulses? Pulse Love: Nutritional benefits Many people don't eat pulses because they don't know where... Continue Reading →

You’ve come a long way, baby

Approximately 10 years ago, as a young, eager, intrepid reporter fresh out of school, I walked into my first agriculture meeting, looked around and realized I was the only female in the room. It was a local beef producers meeting, and all I saw were grey haired men old enough to be my dad or... Continue Reading →

Pulse Love: Nutritional benefits

It's month two of my Pulse Love series. 2016 is International Year of Pulses, declared by the United Nations, and I'm showing pulses some love this year. If you missed the first post in this series check it out: Pulse Love: What are pulses? Pulses contain many nutritional benefits. They are high in fibre, a good... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: January

Most years January tends to drag on as it's filled with cold, cloudy days and limited daylight. However, this year, January seemed to fly by. I can't believe we're already in month two of 2016. Here are some things that brought me joy in January: Iron reps class at the gym. Love squats! Getting my hair... Continue Reading →

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 →

Top 10 Takeaways from #AgCatalyst: Part 2

Earlier this week I shared Part 1 of my Top 10 Takeaways from the AgCatalyst social media conference in Minneapolis. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. This was the second annual AgCatalyst conference, presented by AdFarm. This year's theme was "It's All About the Content" and featured various top-notch speakers from the agribusiness and... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Takeaways from #AgCatalyst: Part 1

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the AgCatalyst social media conference in Minneapolis. This was the second annual AgCatalyst conference, presented by AdFarm. This year's theme was "It's All About the Content" and featured various top-notch speakers from the agribusiness and food industries. As I do after most conferences I attend, I decided... 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 →

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