When you are the executive director of an organization that emphasizes the importance of having a conversation, presentations are inevitable. Adelle Stewart, executive director of the Do More Ag Foundation, says that whether she speaks in front of an audience of five or 500, she’s just happy to have people to have the conversation with…. Read More

Farmers will hear much talk of the need for resilience in the years ahead. From weather and markets, to trade, to family and managing day-to-day operations, farmers need to be able to cope with the challenges and setbacks that are routinely part of production agriculture. No one personifies resilience more than Springfield, PEI, dairy farmer… Read More

Ontario has introduced its draft legislation to increase security on farms — the Security From Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2019. The focus, certainly, is on the biosecurity and food risk associated with non-authorized people traipsing through farms and interfering with animals on their way to slaughter. The act, likely to be passed in… Read More

The problem with stress is that while you’re in the thick of things, it can seem like there’s no end in sight. While a certain amount of stress is to be expected in the busy season of spring and fall on the farm, too much stress or not dealing with chronic stress can have both… Read More

Nominations are open for the Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health. This annual award, now in its second year, recognizes an individual, organization, or group of individuals that has made outstanding contributions in raising awareness, addressing stigma, and supporting agricultural mental health in their local community. Created in partnership with the Do… Read More

Yet another undercover animal abuse video rolled out last week, filmed months ago by animal rights “activists,” and released just as tweets and photos celebrating June as Dairy Month began. In the same week, mainstream media published several stories following up on what many farmers had brought forward at the Standing Committee on Agriculture: that… Read More

The Do More Ag Foundation has announced the hiring of Adelle Stewart as its new executive director. The not-for-profit organization focuses on mental health in agriculture across Canada. “We’re excited to have her on board to help lead the foundation even further,” says co-founder Himanshu Singh. “Adelle brings an important combination of operational experience and the… Read More