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Monday, June 25, 2018
Like all new, robotic barns I visit, the Haag Farms barn is clean. Quiet. Calm. Cows are tranquilly going about their business of eating, resting and being milked a process Roger Haag can closely monitor from the screen in his office.
Monday, June 25, 2018
In December of 1942, The Hamilton Spectator reported that Farmerettes, Farm Cadets, Women s Land Brigades and others (23,000 women in total) put in over 10 million hours of farm labour in Ontario during the war. They planted and hoed, hand-weeded, thinne
Monday, June 25, 2018
Stephanie Morrison worked in a retirement home earlier in her career and developed a love for older people. She knew about the elderly who don t want to leave their rooms, are reluctant to communicate and seem lost. That all changes when she brings her co
Monday, June 25, 2018
Ever since he was a boy, Clarence Dekens of Clinton wanted a herd of Texas Longhorns. He d only seen them on movies because in Huron County, there weren t many of this traditional western breed around.
Monday, June 25, 2018
It s such a surprise to see pigs outside. Cows and horses dot the countryside but chickens and pigs are usually tucked indoors, heavily guarded by biosecurity and tightly managed for maximum production.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Stem cells grown in a medium of dairy serum multiply into trillions and become, as yet, an unnamed protein source
Thursday, May 3, 2018
A surrogate herself, Angela Pickering-Peeters now runs a thriving surrogacy agency in rural Ontario
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Food documentary films farmers with pride in product and passion for food quality and safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Grant Sparling, chief development officer at Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co., originally had no plans of returning home to Huron County until his dad, Steve Sparling, pitched the idea ....
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Trade. It s the one topic all commodity groups are discussing during this winter s meeting season. From dairy farmers worried about the glut of milk U.S. dairy farmers would love to unload on Canada, to egg farmers needing....
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
When Stuart Horst, owner of Elmira s Own Ltd., tomatoes located five minutes outside of Elmira, Ontario opened the door to his greenhouse, it smelled like a fresh garden in the summertime where tomatoes were growing on vines....
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Convicted fraudster Arlan Galbraith is the main character of The Pigeon King play at the Blyth Festival. However, as the theatre prepares for a second season of the hit play, the actor who plays Galbraith says the real story is about farmers.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Most consumers know nothing of what farmers do but they have strong opinions about farming and animal care nonetheless. The rise of animal activism is proof of that. However, we all farm somewhere on the animal care spectrum.....
Thursday, March 1, 2018
When a call went out for a chance to win a trip to one of the most prestigious beef cattle shows on earth, I jumped on it. As a beef cattle enthusiast, proud 4-H alumni, and partner in my family s cow-calf beef operation near Brunner, Ontario, I thought .
Friday, February 9, 2018
Dr. Robert Tremblay sees a lot of calf bottles soaking in sinks. Like they are supposed to get clean that way. It must be a recreational activity. I guess bottles like to swim every day, joked the veterinarian as he addressed the issue of cleaning in re
Friday, February 9, 2018
There is more life under our feet than we can even imagine. In fact, there s a whole party going on there with a lot of eating and a whole lot of pooping. It s the eating and pooping that makes for healthy soils.
Friday, February 9, 2018
The misinformation among consumers really bothers me. Sometimes it keeps me up at night, says Wendell Schumm of Wallenstein Feed & Supply. To combat the rural-to-urban disconnect and present his pro-commercial view of food issues, Wendell chose to do so
Friday, February 9, 2018
The Lake Huron shoreline is filled with icy floes and the summer s ship-watching seems far away. Captain Sikander Kazi s ship, The Federal Baltic, was the last vessel to leave Goderich last year to navigate through the locks and reach the Atlantic Ocean b
Friday, October 23, 2015
When it came time to naming the new business, Jessica Hastings knew she wanted it to contain the words lamb and delicious . She s telling me this as we sit on the tailgate of my truck, feet dangling over wet grass, while her four-year-old asks for...
Monday, June 22, 2015
It was when Doug and Jane Richards saw the Great Horned Owl nesting on their property, and followed the progress of her owlets as they became limbers , jumping from branch to branch, that they recognized their once exhausted farm property was becoming a s
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Using a process called IQF, Jackie Rowe is winning awards for her frozen garlic and hoping it will transform a beleaguered garlic industry By Lisa B. Pot Riding the local food movement while embracing new technology has created a product that earned...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
By Emily Manns Once learning to cook was one of the signs of growing up but with fewer and fewer people able to cook a nutritious meal for themselves, more and more groups are calling for action Boiling an egg isn t rocket science, but it s more than...
Monday, March 30, 2015
At first, the pigs race to the back of the pen after glimpsing the multi-coloured plastic toys Kyla Ballard has attached to their teeter-totter. One pig approaches, then another, and within minutes the entire pen is sniffing and biting the new...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
By Keith Roulston Don Nott made the case for growing switchgrass sound-bite simple: This is the greatest crop I ve ever grown and I ve been growing crops for 48 years. Nott was speaking to the converted as he addressed several dozen people gathered...