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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 Farmer + Wheat = Bread

Agriculture · Farm Life

#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 #plant14 is in full swing

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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 My Favourite Time of Year

Ag Education · Agriculture · Fun Stuff · Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: The Colours of Summer on the Prairies

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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 A Real Field Day

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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 Let’s Talk Cereal