The skinny on Skinny Bitch: Part 1

I just finished reading the book, Skinny Bitch, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. Now I'm going to admit that I was fuming through most of the short book. In places I couldn't believe what I was reading. On a few occasions I was tempted to take a match to the book or at least hurl... Continue Reading →

Celebrating a farm wife and mom

Beside, not behind, every good farmer (or as I stated last week - real farmer) is a good farm wife. And my mom is just that. Besides being a farm wife, she's also a farm mom. And since there's no "Farmer's Wife Day" (but we all know there should be), I've decided to write a tribute... Continue Reading →

Celebrating a real farmer

Anyone can call themselves a farmer but that doesn't always mean they're a real farmer. To use an ag analogy, it's kind of like separating the wheat from the chaff - separating the real farmers from the hasbeens or the wannabes. This blog post is dedicated to a real farmer - my dad - who turns... Continue Reading →

Engaging the ag industry in social media

Yesterday I participated in the CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association) Ontario Webinar on Engaging Farmers in the New Media Platform. The webinar was led by Shaun Haney (www.realagriculture.com). Haney is an early adopter of social media technology in the ag industry. I want to pick up on a few of the things he touched on in his... Continue Reading →

Livestock and the environment

People and animals have been tied together for thousands of years. There's an "ancient contract" between the two, according to Dr. Henry Janzen, research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. But there are strains in that ancient contract. Do we need to rethink this ancient contract in order to minimize our footprint on the environment? asks... Continue Reading →

Flood, farmers and food

In Saturday's Winnipeg Free Press reporter Bartley Kives wrote a story titled, Farmers' hopes washing away. Here's the link if you want to read it: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/farmers-hopes-washing-away-119967924.html  Kives writes about how the current flood throughout southern Manitoba is affecting farmers' fields and will impact food prices. I was pleased to see such a story in the Winnipeg Free... Continue Reading →

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