Ontario AgCast

Ontario AgCast – Teresa Van Ray


How would you like a pig farm 10 minutes from Ontario’s hottest summer beach destination? Most farmers hate fighting cottage traffic, but Teresa Van Ray and her family are firm believers in “If you can’t beat em, join em.” Their on-farm store, The Whole Pig, sparks some interesting conversations with their customers and adding 30 acres of garlic to their operation leads to some fairly obvious honey, garlic ribs jokes. Well, obvious to Wendell…

 

www.thewholepig.ca

Ontario Agcast – Simon Haley


Farming in the UK sounds a lot like farming in Canada, but with a better accent. We talk about tenancy, subsidy and agvocacy. See what I did there? In the Social Jungle, Simon Haley is Tarzan. You should be following these accounts he started:

@FarmersOfTheUK

@FarmersOfTheWorld

@AgriChatUK

Ontario AgCast – Kiana Simmons


Who would want to live in downtown Toronto, not own a car and choose almond milk over dairy? I learned a lot from 21 year old, urban planner, Kiana Simmons, but some of what she shared challenged point of view. If you want to know what an urban millennial thinks about food and farming you will want to listen to this.

Ontario AgCast – Dr Jude Capper


Dr. Jude Capper is a passionate supporter of the dairy industry both in her native UK and around the word. With a PHD in Ruminant Nutrition, she is something of an expert in dairy production, however that doesn’t stop on-line trolls from vegansplaining to her why dairy is bad. They have gone so far as to suggest that the reason she got breast cancer at 26 years of age is karma from eating meat and dairy. If she can keep her cool on Twitter, anyone can. We talk about her #Februdairy campaign. Also, she claims Will Evans is way cooler than me and Jerseys are better than Holsteins….

Ontario AgCast – Robert Larmer


What happens when you return from a successful off farm job to the family and things go badly? Robert Larmer talks about his passion for silage, struggling through stray voltage issues and the mental toll it took. He’s also got stones – curling stones and has competed against Olympic champions.

Ontario AgCast – Kelsey Banks


Kelsey Banks is the Pumpkin Queen of Eastern Ontario but now lives in Saskatchewan. Going to college in the city and smelling like cows makes you the go to for questions on food and farming.

Ontario AgCast – Mel Luymes


Talking with Mel Luymes about experiencing different cultures, understanding both sides of an issue and saving the world makes me feel like I should be trying harder. Also old.

Ontario AgCast – Bridgette Readel

Ontario AgCast – Carson Wagner


Carson Wagner on robots, wrappers and Junior Farmers.

Ontario AgCast – Where’s Wendell?


Sandi and Christine turn the tables and interview Wendell. Asking questions from #AgTwitter

2:26 Wendell has control issues
13:32 Wendell thinks 87% isn’t a good grade
15:25 Wendell compliments us!
21:45 Wendell explains what scrotal circumference means to him
28:25 Wendell could be in a Colgate commercial