Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Peggy Brekveld with Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council on a new labour report; Lee Klancher, author of the “Farmall Century”; Hear a discussion about the October results of the Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index; and, Don’t miss the top… Read More

Severe and chronic — those are the words often used to describe the shortage of workers for the agriculture industry. The numbers back up the scope and scale of the problem, as outlined in the latest Labour Market Information survey released by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). The report, compiled by the Conference… Read More

It’s time for Tuesdays with Lyndsey! (Smith, that is). On today’s show, hear from: Rachelle Murrison, on how SWAT Maps can inform management of lodging; Dr. Joe Stookey, on why weaning is so stressful on calves and how to mange that stress; and, Peggy Brekveld, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, on the loss… Read More

No matter how you slice it, Ontario’s Ford government took liberties with the rules when it decided to re-draw the boundaries of Toronto’s Greenbelt. (You can read the auditor general’s report about how many liberties, here). A staunch supporter of farmland preservation, Peggy Brekveld, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, says that there’s no doubt… Read More

Ontario dairy farmer and producer group leader Peggy Brekveld has been acclaimed as chair of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). Brekveld also serves as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. She replaces Paul Glenn, representing the Canadian Young Farmers Forum, who completed his 2021 to 2023 term as of June 20, 2023…. Read More

A controversial proposal to allow up to three severances off an Ontario farm property will be walked back, according to a letter sent to Ontario farm groups by Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, Steve Clark. The decision comes after several farm groups, led by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, lobbied the government to drop the… Read More

Tucked into the Ontario Progressive Conservatives’ Bill 97 is a proposed change to severance allowances of farmland that the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) says could make siting of livestock farms much more difficulty. What’s more, the bill carves out increased power for Ministerial Zoning Orders in the name of housing; however, Peggy Brekveld, president… Read More

Agriculture and food issues often cross provincial, national and international boundaries. Being a leader of a farm organization frequently requires representatives to look well beyond the farm gate to tackle issues that impact their members. That’s certainly the case for Thunder Bay, Ont., dairy farmer Peggy Brekveld, who in 2023 will again lead the Ontario… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Thursday edition of the Farmer Rapid Fire! Today’s show is brought to you by Pioneer Seeds Canada. Host Shaun Haney is joined by: Kennedy Kaufman of Woodstock, Ont.; Brendan Uruski of Zbaraz, Man.; Peggy Brekveld of Thunder Bay, Ont.; Shane Strydhorst of Neerlandia, Alta.; and Franck Groeneweg, formerly of… Read More

On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Heather Watson, executive director at Farm Management Canada, on their Agricultural Excellence Conference; Peggy Brekveld, re-elected president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture; David Masson, director of enterprise security at Darktrace, on cyber security, ransomware attacks, and how they could impact the farm; Ryan Barrett,… Read More

For the second consecutive year, Thunder Bay, Ont. dairy farmer Peggy Brekveld will lead the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, the province’s largest general farm organization. Brekveld was elected president by OFA’s board of directors after the conclusion of the organization’s annual general meeting on Monday, Nov. 22. Mark Reusser and Drew Spoelstra were re-elected as… Read More

 

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