The Real Takeaway from the Dr. Oz Show

Unfortunately, every day after work I arrive at the gym just in time for the Dr. Oz show. Why do I say unfortunately? Because I'm not a fan of Dr. Oz. His show is pure sensationalism. He overhypes pretty much every topic he addresses on the show and uses fear mongering simply to increase his... Continue Reading →

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I am 100% Farm Raised

It's Friday at 5:00 p.m. As a young person I should be looking forward to a night out on the town. But instead here I sit wishing I was 1,300 kilometres away at the family farm. Why you ask? Because it's #harvest13. Prior to moving to Alberta, while living in Manitoba, I ventured out to... Continue Reading →

This is Not a Glorified Petting Zoo

I spent last weekend volunteering at Aggie Days in Calgary surrounded by kids and strollers. I did some people watching and couldn't help but notice how excited the kids were to see all the animals, machinery etc. These things are a novelty for city kids (the majority of Aggie Days attendees are urban folks). I... 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 →

My roots are showing…

...in more ways than one. Anyone who colours their hair, whether by choice or necessity, can relate to that feeling when you look in the mirror and come face to face with those dreaded roots. It's time for a touch-up. Those are my hair roots, but what about my rural roots? We all have a... Continue Reading →

The road and the radio

I spend a lot of time in my Civic - just me, the road and the radio. While some of this time is spent belting out country tunes, I also tend to get lost in my thoughts. And it's during this time on the open road when I often think of topics to write about... Continue Reading →

Praying for blue sky

Today I can't help but think of the thousands of people who have been forced from their homes because of the rising flood waters and the thousands of people who are giving of their time and energy to help in the flood fight. As a Winnipegger it's easy to not give a thought to what's... Continue Reading →

The who’s who of the ag industry

After returning to the office from a recent agriculture event, my boss asked me who was in attendance. I replied, "Basically the who's who of the ag industry." Later that day I started thinking more about that. I attend a lot of ag events, meetings, seminars etc. and it's always the usual suspects in attendance.... Continue Reading →

Planting the seeds that feed

Yesterday I attended the Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (AITC-M) Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg. The goal of AITC-M is to enhance awareness of agriculture in Manitoba schools. For more information visit www.aitc.mb.ca.  I've had the privilege of participating in a few AITC-M programs and activities during the past few years, including the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, the... Continue Reading →

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