Looking Back on Twenty Twelve

The other day while driving to work with my favourite Cowtown country music station turned up, the Christmas songs ended and the announcers came on and started talking about something that made my ears perk up. They were talking about being thankful. While it seems like every time we turn on the news, we are... Continue Reading →

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The Art of Packing, Unpacking and Repacking

You know you've been away too much when you want nothing more than to go home and stay home. My first summer in Calgary was a busy one. Come to think of it, I was rarely IN Calgary this summer. I spent most of the summer travelling, which meant constant packing, unpacking and repacking. I... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: My Nephews

Where did July go? The summer month flew by for me. I was away for more than half the month. I volunteered at the Calgary Stampede; travelled to my home province of Manitoba for work and a short vacation; and I ventured to Ontario for a long work trip and short visit with family and... Continue Reading →

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: 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: Bison and Maple Syrup

During last week's International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) 2011 Congress I participated in the two-day Lake Ontario agriculture tour. The tour took us east of Toronto to visit a bison farm and a maple syrup business. From there we drove to Prince Edward County, a piece of fertile land jutting into Lake Ontario, where... Continue Reading →

IFAJ: Experiencing new world agriculture

Last week I participated in the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in Ontario, Canada. The congress theme, Experience New World Agriculture, showcased how Canada’s relatively young agricultural sector (compared to many other IFAJ member countries) is making a place for itself globally. The event began in Guelph, a hub of agricultural research and innovation,... Continue Reading →

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