National Days in February Mark Agriculture’s Importance
February 9, 2017 | By Clarence Nywening
In the past, food was hard bought. Long hours and hard toil produced a crop that served a farming family and few others. Now, with improvements in agriculture, a farmer can produce more food that is safer, healthier and more affordable. In Canada, we have a lot to be thankful for.
2018 Farm Smart Conference
February 2, 2017 | By Brooke Wareing
Farm Smart is a day-long event featuring workshops and speakers on agriculture and ag-related topics. The conference is an excellent educational opportunity for farmers, ranging from practical workshops such as “Direct Marketing Strategies” to inspirational workshops such as “New Ventures and Diversification.” From learning about how to improve your efficiencies to learning about how others have found success in the industry, Farm Smart has it all.
Timing Matters: Winter Spreading
January 26, 2017 | By Richard Blyleven
Farmers have always been stewards of the land. That means we need to take responsibility for even the unforeseen consequences of our farming practices.
Grey Bruce Farmers Week
January 12, 2017 | By Brooke Wareing
Grey Bruce Farmers Week started in 1968 and was originally a conference several days long focusing on dairy, beef and crops. The conference has since evolved and is now an annual conference held every year in January, dedicated to providing extensive information on major agricultural commodities.
Soil in the Spotlight
January 5, 2017 | By Suzanne Armstrong
The Soil Health Strategy puts the spotlight on something which does not have the charm or public appeal of cute baby animals or sprawling green vistas. It is soil health, however, that fundamentally underlies the vibrant green landscape and the health of our farm animals. Soil health is also foundational to human health and wellbeing in so many ways.