Last week the Nexera Thank You Train made a stop in Lethbridge, Alberta. The stop is one of many across the west and is a collaboration with Dow AgroSciences and the Grey Cup 100 train and aims to thank Dow’s Nexera Canola growers across the West. This year, in a partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains… Read More

Marsha Trinder lives rather far from an urban centre. Her cow/calf operation and horse breeding and training facility near Russel, Man., is not exactly a quick drive from the nearest city, and yet, for the third year in a row she’s opened her farm up to anyone who would like to come visit on Open… Read More

Farmers are a supportive and generous group of people and they love to rally around a good cause. Whether its volunteering at a local community event or donating time, money or something they produce to any number of worthy causes it seems like you can’t keep farmers from helping out. Harvest for Kids is a… Read More

Agriculture is an industry that has been misunderstood by those outside of it. It has at times been maligned, caricatured and left a mystery to the people who rely on it the most. A great deal of that has to do with the individuals involved in farming. In general, farmers are a low key group… Read More

When Yahoo Education recently posted that a degree in agriculture was the most useless degree you can only imagine the backlash from the agriculture community across North America. I stumbled upon this great video tonight that talks about why Yahoo education is completely out of touch.  Yahoo education is entitled to their opinion but is… Read More

This post was originally found on his blog, The Farmers Life.  He farms in Indiana raising corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat.  Brian is also passionate about technology.  He showcases this passion by writing for TheMobileFarmer.com.  Follow @thefarmerslife on Twitter.  Today is the day. The Occupy movement is going to occupy the food supply. According to the occupiers… Read More

If the numbers don’t lie, organizations like Farmers Feed Cities and the agricultural community at large have a lot of work to do. According to a recent study by that organization, 97 percent of Ontario residents agree that farming is important to the future of the province yet only 41 percent of 18 to 34… Read More

By Philip Shaw, @agridome, PhilipShaw.ca I am not an “Advocate”. If you don’t know what that means, you are not alone. Over the last few years as social media has grown larger, many people in the agricultural industry have launched themselves into the digital world by advocating for agriculture online. It’s great stuff if you… Read More

  By Rosie Templeton A lot of buzz is being created in the blogging world this week over a recent article published by CNN. In their “Eatocracy” section of their website, the article, “Does 4-H desensitize kids to killing?” has elicited over 1300 comments, from both sides of the argument. Read the article here. It’s… Read More

At first glance, Patrick Moore resembles more CEO than ecologist, but give him a topic like the opposition to genetically modified crops, and you get all the emotion you’d expect from someone who helped found Greenpeace. Moores involvement with Greenpeace started in the late 1960’s in opposition to nuclear testing and the arms race and… Read More

During February, Oprah Winfrey famously challenged her viewers to adopt a vegan diet (no animal products) for a week and took her cameras inside a Cargill meat processing facility. Cargill won kudos from around the industry for its transparency – and its ability to communicate a commitment to values shared by the livestock and meat… Read More

By Shaun Haney This week I was scouring the internet looking for stories and I stumbled across a report from SteinbachOnline about what we call people in agriculture.  At the Canadian Young Farmers Forum in Winnipeg earlier this month David Herle a pollster with the Gandalf Group told the group of young farmers that the… Read More