Wordless Wednesday: Straight from the Garden

This is just a handful of the produce my mom grows in her large garden. She also grows corn, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, watermelon, raspberries, rhubarb, apples and more. Do you have a garden? What do you enjoy growing? If you don't have a garden, what's your favourite fresh produce to enjoy in the summertime? Please... Continue Reading →

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Farm

FACT:┬áMy family farm produces enough food to feed 120 people every day. My grandpa's farm produced enough food to feed 10 people every day. This ISN'T my grandpa's farm. So why are today's farms able to produce that much more? Crop protection products and plant biotechnology tools are allowing farmers to produce more yield per... Continue Reading →

The Future of 4-H

Quick quiz: what do the 4 H's in 4-H stand for? Read the rest of this post and you'll find out at the end. 4-H is celebrating a big birthday this year - 100 years. Since 1913, 4-H has given youth between the ages of eight and 21 opportunities to learn new things such as... Continue Reading →

So, where do you work?

It's amazing how one simple question can ignite a lengthy conversation. This is exactly what happened to me earlier this week. While volunteering at the local food bank, something I do on a regular basis, a fellow volunteer whom I'd never met before started making small talk with me. For two hours we pack hampers... Continue Reading →

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 →

A Different Kind of Harvest

Last week I attended the annual Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) conference in my old stomping ground of Winnipeg. Friday was tour day. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. There was a chill in the air with a strong wind and periods of rain. But what can you expect? It's Manitoba! We bundled up and... Continue Reading →

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