Big Data Meets Cow Comfort

1 year after our farm's open house, I thought I'd reflect on how things are going. If you know nothing about dairy farming today, here's a little glimpse into the world as we (and our cows) know it.  "Even the cows enjoy sleeping in now," my dad chuckles as he nods towards the herd. All but a …

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A sit-down with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

Premier is Sincere, but Can #Ontag Connect With Queen’s Park?

If you had 30 minutes to sit down with the leader of your country's most populous province, what would you say? When I was invited to meet with the Premier last week, there were no shortage of people with  suggestions about what I should tell her. Nothing that would've warranted much conversation I suspect and been …

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Advice to a Young Aggie (Or insert your undergrad major here)

At some point, I crossed the threshold from being 'recently graduated' to a full-blown alumni. It's a little surreal, being invited back to Career Week to impart 'wisdom' when I'm still seeking it wherever I can find it myself. Nonetheless, these events always offer a chance to reflect on what you've learned and how far …

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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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John Deere Reveals 2014 8R Tractor Using Virtual Reality

//www.youtube.com/get_player Using a current 8R, wrapped in white cloth on a white backdrop, projection technology was used to showcase the new features, animate the tractor and the backdrop to illustrate the new engine, cab styling and more. Historically, we've not shared many details prior to the event being complete (new product info will go online …

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Wordless Wednesday: Caption & win some JD swag!

Snapped this one morning while looking after my niece on the farm. Give it your best caption and you could win (See below). Unable to come up with a clever caption, I'm doing my first giveaway, in return for your best, most entertaining, witty or cute caption. Perfect for this heatwave, up for grabs is …

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