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.....
He was wandering outside New Orleans pizza in Clinton when pizzeria owner, Judith Damsma, saw him. He had put his boots and a pair of socks on a picnic table, and was walking around the parking lot wearing a rather worn pair of socks. It was early winter.
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 .
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 r
Bryan Morton is passionate about old barns. In fact, according to family lore, he was almost born in one. More than half a century later, Bryan is combining his love of agricultural history and a desire to give back to his community by building Four Winds
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.
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 s
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...