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What would compel a Bay Street actuary,  someone  who once managed a billion dollars of reserve liabilities, to abandon a secure, well-paying job with the potential for upward mobility for  the  precarious life of small-scale mixed farming?

Graham Learn does not hold back in his support for the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program.
"Honestly, it was life changing," said the Oxford County pork producer. "I've got to meet great people from a different country and learn about their ...

It's fitting that we are meeting for Geoff King's "goodbye" story in the Robertson Tract near Auburn. Back in the day, when he first starting working with the Ministry of Natural Resources, King spent many hours in the forest pruning white pine ...

When the goal is to make sure crops maximize the nutrients manure fertilizers and biosolids offer, farmers should be asking themselves three specific questions:

  1. What organic amendment should I choose?
  2. What is the purpose of it?
  3. How do I ...

Some people may look at art like it's a bit in left field. "But, you know, farmers are too," says Gord Lang, who contrived to bring both art and farming together on a silo that is just off-centre from left field...

The fire was so fierce, it literally tore sheets of steel off the walls and flung them around. Richard Keeso could see it happening through the melted polydoors even though he arrived on the scene mere minutes after an alarm revealed a heat sensor...

"This is a first," confessed Strathroy-Caradoc Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden with a smile, deftly inserting a vibrant UltraSour clone into rain-soaked Mt. Brydges-area soil. "I've never planted marijuana in my life."
Mayor Vanderheyden's growth opportunity..

Landowners, residents and farmers who live in the coastal fringe have confirmed that water quality is the most important issue to them regarding the health of Lake Huron.
Swimming and natural shorelines followed closely behind.

When circumstances prevent farmers from getting an animal to the abattoir, Aaron Wall brings his rolling abattoir to them.
AA Cuts Mobile Butchery converts pure loss into full freezers for producers with a healthy, yet injured cow which can't be...

When circumstances prevent farmers from getting an animal to the abattoir, Aaron Wall brings his rolling abattoir to them.
AA Cuts Mobile Butchery converts pure loss into full freezers for producers with a healthy...

This past Spring, on a beautiful evening after the sounds of the day had faded away, Carl Brubacher of Carlotte Farms Inc. near Arthur stood in the midst of a field of corn residue and listened to the earthworms.

When Sean Brady bought acreage in 2009 in Grey County's picturesque Blue Mountains, just south of Collingwood, probably the last thing on the mind of the former home builder and renovator from Toronto was reviving the property's defunct, 1960s-era...

Old farm tractors, like old soldiers, don't ever really die but slowly fade away. That is unless their owner doesn't want them to fade away in which case he or she might make a visit to Fawcett Tractor Supply Ltd. on the outskirts of St. Marys.

Cannabis's rich, pungent, slightly skunky aroma permeated the air as Jason Newton unscrewed and removed the lid from atop a litre-sized jar of dark green dried flower.
"This is the stickiest, stinkiest stuff I've ever grown," he smiled, extending the...

With a lifetime spent exploring and expanding upon the possibilities in both the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, Don Hilborn was eager for another challenge and this one lay waiting for him beyond the Canadian borders in faraway Tanzania...

In a world that glorifies entrepreneurship and glamourizes success, the characteristic of "loyalty" is sometimes undervalued and underappreciated.
Not so for Bob Rourke, a farm labourer who...

When he was on the panel for on-farm diversification at the Stratford Dairy XPo (see Dairy Diversification story), Dave Green of Greenholm Farms near Embro alluded to the profitability of two biodigesters on the Embro dairy farm he runs ...

There is a shift happening in the balance between beef farmers, dairy farmers and veal farmers.
As dairy farmers focus on genetics and look to beef-on-dairy as a way to generate income from the bottom half of the herd, veal producers are seeing...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Landowners and First Nations peoples consider justice as they learn the truths of the treaty and land surrender process

Friday, March 8, 2019

Jay Lennox builds on his father s reputation as he takes over the farm flock of meaty Canadian Arcotts

Friday, March 8, 2019

There are many breeds of sheep, tis true, says Jay Lennox. However, in reality, there are far more breeds of sheep producers than sheep breeds. Saying this as part of a panel of three sheep ..

Friday, March 8, 2019

With its emphasis on plant proteins versus meat proteins, Canada s new Food Guide is causing consternation among agricultural leaders as they wonder how it will impact animal agriculture.

Friday, February 15, 2019

First a tiny pinprick, then drops of blood on a colourful tray, some swishing back and forth and voila! The announcement: You are A positive.
The women of the Huron Perth Women in Support of Agriculture (HPWSA) learned their blood types...

Friday, February 15, 2019

Whether selling bulls or quickly replacing a dairy herd with superior genetics, dairy farmers say genomics are a tool they use to increase profitability in their herds.

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