#harvest14 begins

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.

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#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 →

A Lesson from Space

More than 1 million Followers 47 Following More than 5,000 Tweets This is Cmdr Chris Hadfield's Twitter account. Cmdr Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut. He was the first Canadian to walk in space and the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (ISS). He returned to Earth in May and has now retired at the... Continue Reading →

Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?

I'd say yes. And now more than ever. Earlier this week I had the privilege of participating in a CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association) Ontario webinar on social media strategy hosted by Jay Baer. Jay is the founder of Convince and Convert, a marketing services firm. Jay knows his stuff and is considered the go-to guy... Continue Reading →

A Gathering of #Agnerds

Normally I wouldn't want to be called a nerd but add two letters - ag - to the front of it and I wear the badge proudly. I was just one of many agnerds that gathered in Kansas City, Missouri (not Kansas) last week to attend Agvocacy 2.0, an AgChat Foundation conference (Twitter hashtag: #acfc12).... Continue Reading →

Bringing the Farm to the City

This past weekend I had the privilege of volunteering at the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days. And a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post leading up to Aggie Days called Bees, Beets, Beans and More. If you missed it, check it out here. Aggie Days, a free agricultural adventure for all ages, brings... Continue Reading →

Looking back and looking ahead

With all the busyness, December 31, 2011 snuck up on me and I just realized that I should be looking back on the past year. Social media was a big part of my life this past year. I started this blog in April and I look forward to writing each post (all 87, so far).... Continue Reading →

Embarking on a new adventure

In a recent blog post I talked about being adventurous, and I think I've spent a good chunk of my life being adventurous in various ways. So why stop now? I'm excited to share that I will soon be embarking on a new adventure. I've accepted a position as Public Relations Account Executive for AdFarm, an agricultural marketing... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: American Friends

Today on Thankful Thursday and American Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the new American friends I've made this past year through various social media such as blogging, Twitter and Facebook. I share a love of agriculture, rural life and/or food with many of these friends. I won't begin to name names as I don't want to... Continue Reading →

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