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 →

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#plant14 is in full swing

It was a long, cold winter across much of Canada, including the Prairies. At times it seemed like spring would never arrive. But it always does. For urban dwellers, spring's delayed arrival is more of an annoyance than anything. But to the farmers who are anxiously waiting to plant the seeds that will grow into... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Time of Year

It's that time of year, folks. July on the Canadian Prairies. The fields are blooming. The colours are brilliant. It's my favourite time of year. So of course, I have to share more crop photos. These photos are from recent field tours in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. As you're looking at these photos, I... Continue Reading →

A Real Field Day

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to get out of the city and out of the office for a day. I did a ride along with one of our reps in central Alberta walking fields and visiting with growers and retailers. We scouted barley, wheat, canola and pea fields. Frequent and timely crop scouting... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Cereal

At a recent work event I introduced my boyfriend to a colleague whose title is Head of Cereals in North America. Later my boyfriend jokingly said, "Maybe he can get me some free cereal!" I laughed but the comment also made me think. Does the average consumer really know what cereals (cereal crops) are? Do... Continue Reading →

A Different Kind of Harvest

Last week I attended the annual Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) conference in my old stomping ground of Winnipeg. Friday was tour day. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. There was a chill in the air with a strong wind and periods of rain. But what can you expect? It's Manitoba! We bundled up and... Continue Reading →

My Friendly Manitoba Visit

You can't take the country out of the girl!  I may now live in one of Canada's largest cities, but I will always be a country girl. I love escaping the concrete jungle and venturing into the wide open spaces. And there's no better wide open spaces, in my opinion, than the Keystone province. Recently... Continue Reading →

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