Research is often seen as an investment in new technology development, in whirring instruments or the roar of equipment. That might make it easy to forget that new technology results from new knowledge. And knowledge is key to preserving and advancing modern family farms. That reminder comes courtesy of Mildmay, ON dairy farmer Ralph Dietrich. He’s the chair of the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation, which along with the province, the University of Guelph, the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, is developing a $25-million dairy research centre near Elora, at the University of Guelph research station…
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