Ontario AgCast

Ontario AgCast – Real Loud Lyndsey

What happens when an emerging tech company uses ancient technology to solve a problem? Sheep are not your typical lawn care company. Lyndsey Smith is louder than many, shorter than most and proves that you can take the girl out of Manitoba, but you can’t take the….

Ontario AgCast – Quintin McEwen, Not so Lucky for Lucky Brands

Whether it’s saving kittens or calling out injustice against sheep farmers, Quintin McEwen does it all. He credits his farming roots with making him a better firefighter, a successful fair “ambassador” and an all around great guy. His hometown is the Monkton with a K.

Ontario AgCast – Wendell Talks About Cheese

This week’s Ontario AgCast is literally just me talking about cheese. I love Cheddar, I love Swiss, I love Gouda, I love Parmesan…. that type of thing with a little history thrown in.

Ontario AgCast – Dr. Christine Baes

Everyone has to have a goal in life. For Dr. Christine Baes, that goal is breeding a cow that farts less. She got her love for cows growing up on a dairy farm in Canada and, after crisscrossing the globe a few times, she is now solving the world’s problems using genomics a.k.a. the blueprint of all living things.

Ontario AgCast – Candace Hill – Women in Ag

What does corporate social responsibility mean in agriculture? Well, at Farm Credit Canada, it means identifying a need and putting Candace Hill in charge of it. Manager of Special Projects – Women in Ag, Candace shares about doing jobs that didn’t exist before, getting pulled back home to Saskatchewan and “that one time at band camp…”

Ontario AgCast – Steve Thomas, Ho Ho Ho

If Santa had a British accent and a filthy sense of humor, he could be mistaken for Steve Thomas. With a spirit of community and a passion for the swine industry, Steve has rallied Ontario Pork Producers to help provide healthy, nutritious meals to those in need. A great reminder that Christmas is about giving. 

Ontario AgCast- Amy VanderHeiden

Amy VanderHeide and her family raise broiler chickens, beef cattle and crops in Annapolis Valley, NS. She’s a 4-H leader and co-founder of the Maritime Ag Women’s Network. She also swears a lot, just ask her mom.

Ontario AgCast – James Whetlor, Cabrito Goat


Chef, author and entrepreneur, James Whetlor founded Cabrito Goat after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem. Being a successful chef, a few of the goats ended up on the menu. After goat outsold beef the first week (still don’t believe it), James thought perhaps there was a larger market for kid goat meat and it turns out there was. We go deep into the history of why goat meat is considered the poor man’s food and Wendell commits to trying something new.

www.cabrito.co.uk

Ontario AgCast – Harold Rudy, The Soil Fixers


Author Harold Rudy has documented 30 years of soil conservation in his book “The Soil Fixers: Land Stewards Committed to the Cause”. From the days when OMAFRA was just OMAF to the pioneers of no-till to the 4 R’s of soil health. As the former Senior Manager with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), his passion for Ontario Agriculture makes this a must read and a great gift idea for the farmer (or non-farmer) on your Christmas list.

www.thesoilfixers.com

 

Ontario AgCast – Jenn Doelman Grain Farmer


Jenn Doelman is a grain farmer in the Ottawa Valley, but corn and soybeans barely crack the top three on the list of her favorite crops. She is canola’s biggest cheerleader, but thinks wheat is pretty cool too. Bringing leadership home to the farm and giving back to the industry. Please don’t refer to this Grain Farmers of Ontario delegate as a female farmer; just farmer is fine.