I Believe in Supply Management. I Believe in Farmers.

Whenever supply management is under pressure, the anxiety I felt as a kid during the World Trade Organization’s tariff negotiations always comes back to me. Far too young to understand what a tariff was, but knowing from my parents' conversations at the dinner table it could mean something bad for us, I started asking friends at school …

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7 Reasons to Visit one of Ontario’s Many Fall Fairs

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE or "The EX" as it's more commonly known now) kicked off last weekend. For my friends in Toronto, The EX seems to be one of those things you "have to do once". While certainly a big show, what many don't realize is start of The EX, also unofficially kicks off fall fair season in …

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This post is about passion for your dreams, agriculture and doing what you love

Before my high school prom - that awkward high school girl! Six working weeks and six assignments to go in the nearly 2 year journey which has been my Executive MBA. I've been reflecting a lot lately on what this whole experience has taught me. (The six remaining projects may actually be an indicator I'm …

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We’re Starting a Movement – Feeding a Hungry Planet

http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/V74AxCqOTvg&source=uds On Monday evening, we learned how to start a movement courtesy of Derek Silvers' TED talk. It's really quite simple. You need one crazy nut with the courage to dance alone (idea) and someone brave enough to follow. Who the nut is actually does not matter. You have the beginning of a movement when …

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Feeding a Hungry Planet – Youth Ag Summit Musings of Day 1

Stepping into the Bow Valley, there is no question what the group is here to do. The energy is palpable and the group is on the edge of their seats to tackle the hardest issues on the planet head on. This is truly an event like no other I've been a part of.  118 smart, …

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Feeding a Hungry Planet – One Action at a Time

In some ways, it might just be what we're best at. Whether seated round the coffee table or kitchen table, on a bar stool or milk stool, solving the world's problems, however small or mighty, might be one of our favourite past times. In fact, it seems as if leaving a group of farmers together …

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