I had what many would call an idyllic childhood growing up on the family farm in southern Manitoba. Acres and acres to roam free and play. Aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends down the road. We knew everyone. And we trusted everyone. And that's the way it should be. If I ever have kids, I... Continue Reading →
Farmer + Wheat = Bread
Via social media I discovered a new t-shirt fundraising campaign called #HereForFarmers, started by Farm At Hand, a farm management software company. Three different t-shirt designs were available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Farm Stress Line. The other designs were: Farmer + Barley = Beer and Farmer + Cow =... 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 →
Harvest has begun on the Canadian Prairies. If you're on Twitter follow #harvest14 or #westcdnag to see all the harvest tweets from our farmers. I travelled to Manitoba recently and captured these photos on my family farm of the wheat harvest.
#stampede2014 picture wrap up
The Calgary Stampede has come and gone for another year. Once again I volunteered with the Ag Media committee and was on park for several of the 10 days. We also took in the afternoon rodeo, and evening chuckwagon races and grandstand show. It was a busy and fun time. This year I captured lots... Continue Reading →
#WeAreWinter: This About Sums Up Canada
The hashtag WeAreWinter has been trending on Twitter in Canada during the recent Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A Mexican friend, who moved to Canada a couple years ago, recently said she's noticed that Canada seems to have about two or three months of summer and the rest of the year is winter. Yeah,... Continue Reading →
Liebster Award – Discovering New Blogs!
I was pleasantly surprised recently when my blogger friend Lara of My Other More Exciting Self nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you, Lara! I am honoured that you would consider me for this award. I met Lara awhile ago at an ag conference in Kansas City. I soon discovered how much we have... Continue Reading →
Connecting Farmers and Consumers: Less Telling, More Asking
Earlier this week I read a great blog post written by ag journalist Holly Spangler. She shared Five Things Farmers Need to Know about Consumers on the Farm Progress Prairie Farmer blog. Read her post here. Point No. 4 resonated with me. Holly says, "We need to be less about 'telling our story,' and more... Continue Reading →