Clearwater County Ep. 1 – Soil diversity, protecting livestock from predators and yakking about yaks
In this episode, Matt Martinson from Clearwater County talks about land diversity, livestock predators, and a domestic yak…
Agriculture was once again at the forefront of the Calgary Stampede. We talk to the director who oversees the Agri-Food Committee about how great it was to once again be able to showcase one of Alberta’s most prominent industries. For more on this story go to Rural Roots Canada.com.
In this episode, we head out to Clearwater County in central Alberta.
Host Gemma Pasquarelli and Matt Martinson, Director of Agriculture and Community Services for Clearwater County, cover a wide range of topics during this fascinating conversation about the area’s deep roots in agriculture.
Matt talks about the diversity of the land, soil, and livestock; proactive measures to protect your livestock from predators, and the inside details behind a privately-owned domestic yak herd. One of only two in the entire province.
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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 6 we’re joined by Dr. Melissa Arcand, Assistant Professor and Soil Biogeochemist, from the University of Saskatchewan. Melissa is also the academic advisor for students in the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program, which trains students to work in resource management and land governance in Indigenous communities across Canada. We discuss how Melissa’s work as a natural scientist intersects with that of Indigenous knowledge systems, and we get the history lesson you wished you would have had years ago when it comes to Indigenous agriculture on the prairies and the oppressive policies put in place by the government of the day. Melissa also shares the work she leads that empowers First Nations land managers.
Update! The Diversity Imperative podcast has officially gone seeding for #plant21! We’ll be back for our summer series in a few weeks’ time. Until then, check us out on social media and @ the diversityimperative.com to see some of the great resources from season 1.
Episode 1 of #BeerswithBranden now available! Featuring an interview with industry veteran Tom Steve of Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley. Big thank you to beer sponsor Village Brewery and co-presenter Beer Canada
This week, Jill talks to her friend and colleague, Marty Seymour, the Director of Industry Relations at Farm Credit Canada and the host of their new podcast “The FCC Knowledge Podcast”. Their new podcast focuses on talking to farmers about things that matter to farmers.
Jill and Marty talk podcasting and how to provide valuable content as well as how to ask insightful questions. They also discuss how to use social media effectively and how to remain authentic and positive on these platforms.
Finally, Marty gives some ideas on how to replace the office water cooler in this age of Covid by picking up the phone and chatting through tough issues with the right person in your support network.
For more information and show notes please visit brightpasture.com. #foodcareers.
Non-alcoholic beers have not been known for their deliciousness, but the market for these beverages is experiencing rapid growth. Alberta craft brewers are developing innovative brewing processes to produce a new generation of tastier low- and no-alcohol beer. And in the process, they’re moving more malt.
In this episode we chat with Jennifer Otani (AAFC Beaverlodge) regarding wheat midge on the prairies and in the peace region. We chat about the wheat midge life cycle, damage, and mechanisms tools for producers. We also delve into the complex relationship that wheat midge has with Macroglenes penetrans, a beneficial wasp that parasitizes wheat midge, and how farming practices in crops like canola impact its ability to reduce wheat midge populations. The links that Jennifer mentions:
In this episode of GTF Dan chats with Carissa Campeo, Co-founder of Trendi, and Craig McIntosh, CEO, and Co-founder of Trendi about the inevitable and outrageous food waste in industrialized countries. Trendi uses robotics and automation in the food industry to reduce waste at the production level to transform it and distribute it for different purposes.
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Host Brad McCallum, Agri-Commodity Management Association (ACMA), chats with Peter Burgess, Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia, Peter Swinkels, Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd., and Peter Van Dyk, Van Dyk’s by Nature, to discuss wild blueberry production and harvesting in Nova Scotia.
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Host: Brad McCallum
Edited by: Ashley Anderson of ACMA
Music: “Neon Lights” by Matt Weidauer and “Smoke in a Box” by Micah Dahl Anderson (ArchesAudio.com)