Jill talks to Sage Watson, a pro runner, Olympic athlete in 400m hurdles and team Canada relay, who…
The Grain Growers of Canada launches a short video aimed at educating Canada’s legislators and policymakers about the business of a modern grain farm. More on ‘Today’s Modern Grain Farm: A Harvest Across Canada’ here on Rural Roots Canada, Amplifying Canadian Agriculture.
In this episode I talk about how Canola originated from Rapeseed and the history behind this amazing plant. Recently a movie about the legal battle between a farmer and Monsanto was released in theaters this past week. Centering around the illegal usage of Roundup Ready Canola by Percy. Farmers across the country have been outraged about the inaccuracies that this story presents to consumers. The worst part being making a movie about Canola and having the movie poster picture being a farmer standing in a Corn field. You already know I have some thoughts on this story.
In episode 12, Erin chats with Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill. They discuss “virtual trade missions,” the federal government’s export diversification strategy, and the importance of breaking down trade barriers.
Food holds a great power to fuel athletes.
Today, Jill talks to Sage Watson, a pro runner, Olympic athlete in 400m hurdles and team Canada relay, who was also raised on a ranch and how she developed a passion for running from a very young age.
Sage talks about the importance of eating fresh whole nutritious food which includes quality beef and that knowing how to fuel her body for optimum performance is part of her job as an athlete.
She describes what it’s like to be a pro athlete, including the highs and lows, from the injury that could have ended her career to breaking the Canadian record. Most importantly, Sage describes how knowing what is her purpose and knowing her “why” has been critical to her longevity and ongoing success in the sport of track and field.
She is truly an inspiration and make sure to go cheer her on in Tokyo in 2021. You will recognize her on the track by her signature red lipstick!!
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This episode is a follow-up to the GrainsWest online story: “PPE MIA.” Sarah Hoffmann, a seed grower and GrainsWest contributor, looks in-depth at the evolving PPE supply situation in the Ag industry.
In this episode of Growing the Future podcast, Dan interviews one of his mentors and entrepreneur Jedi Joe Dales. Joe is the co-founder and president of Agri & Food Innovation at RH Accelerator in London, Ontario, Canada. Joe is also the co-founder of Farms.com Ltd. and AdCareers.com. Both companies are the leading suppliers of innovative solutions to farmers, agriculture, and food companies worldwide.
Joe’s mission is to help farmers be more profitable and productive by encouraging them to adopt innovative practices.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Joe’s beginnings as an entrepreneur and how he saw innovation as an opportunity to grow his business.
- Joe’s best entrepreneurial lessons from 20 years of experience delivering knowledge, innovative information, products, and services for the global agriculture and food industry with farms.com and Better Farming Magazine.
- Joe’s best advice to new entrepreneurs in the agricultural business.
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In this first Agriculture for Life Safety Spotlight episode, Candy Parker from the Foothills Fire Department provides tips on water safety, having a fire escape plan for your home, why it is important your kids know their rural address and how to prevent fires on your property and machinery.
Host Brad McCallum, Agri-Commodity Management Association (ACMA), chats with Janette McDonald, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, Ruth Mathewson, Woolies of Upperbrook Farm and Susan Hamilton, Wild Pasture Farm, about the importance of supporting and buying local.
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Continuation of the conversation with Dr. Hugh Beckie. Loss of glyphosate as a tool in our toolbox is a growing concern. Countries around the globe are already planning on removing the product from use. In this podcast, I chat with Dr. Beckie about his recent research paper which outlines potential impacts that would come with the loss of glyphosate as well what can be done to maintain soil moisture conservation and weed control if this valuable tool is lost.