Ontario AgCast

Ontario AgCast – Kevin Snyder

Show Notes

1:30 When you are related to literally everyone in your neighborhood.

3:00 Maple Syrup Facts – It’s a Canadian thing.

6:30 Woodlot management = healthy trees.

9:00 OMG we are talking supply management again!

12:00 Wendell learns that it’s not ok to mention Aunt Jemima to a serious Maple Syrup connoisseur.

16:40 Maple Syrup goes high tech.

18:10 Kevin says the magic words – Pancakes and Sausage.

19:55 Maple Beer? What????

22:50 Maple syrup advice for beginners – Don’t burn down the driveshed.

24:00 We have to wrap it up cause Christine can’t wait for pancakes and sausage any longer.


Ontario AgCast – Ed Donkers

Ed Donkers is this years Breakfast on the Farm host. We talk dairy goats, yoga and ballroom dancing.
0:10 Not all dairy farmers have cows.
4:50 Dairy goats are NOT just little dairy cows.
8:50 Goat raisins – even vegans won’t eat them.
10:50 Turning a disaster into an opportunity.
12:30 Goat farmers are not all hippies… but they might be hipsters.
16:35 Umm…. Goat yoga?
20:10 The only time it’s ok to wear a pink tuxedo.
21:25 Breakfast on the Farm – Why this one might be the best one yet! Get your tickets at www.farmfoodcareon.org

Ontario AgCast – Bruce Sargent

1:00 Growing up on a farm A.K.A. forced labour
5:15 Maxime Bernier – Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
9:35 Bananas in Moose Jaw?
14:30 This should be every politicians answer to every question
17:00 Scrap a system that works and create a new milk tax – duh, good plan
22:20 Who out there hasn’t accidentally left sensitive documents at their stripper, biker girlfriends by mistake?

Ontario AgCast – Kevin McArter – Nobody has a better voice than an auctioneer

Show notes:

1:30 Why beef farmers and bankers make good partners
6:40 Western cattle- Ontario or bust!
9:50 Senior A Hockey- if you’re not Canadian you won’t understand
11:50 Wendell accidentally buys a steer. And overpays
16:15 Lubricating the auctioneer- with scotch
19:30 Alberta- it’s a dry cold
22:00 Kevin calls Wendell a big, dopey dog
26:30 Kevin has come up with the perfect Friday night

Ontario AgCast – Maegan MacKimmie & SteveMcCabe from Grain Farmers of Ontario


Show Notes

1:15 Maegan’s job at GFO is not just babysitting Steve.
2:45 From now on, Steve would like to be referred to as “The Silver Surfer”
5:10 Shout out to the Tavistock Hops Company and craft breweries.
10:40 Social Licence – of course Maegan wants to talk about this.
16:30 Pushing back against over-reaching regulation.
20:40 Even soybeans have some limitations.
23:45 Steve and Wendell claim to not know who the bachelor is.
29:00 Wendell gives Maegan some mint new marketing ideas for GFO which Steve mostly shoots down.

Ontario AgCast – Philip Shaw – Farmer, Economist, Speaker, Good Guy

Philip Shaw – Farmer, Economist, Speaker, Good Guy

0:50 Why Canadian sugar beets are processed in the US
3:10 Phil explains why Ontario farmers grow better corn than most US states including Illinois
9:00 Consumers really just want cheap food
13:50 Food is not like Uber
18:50 And……. Trump
24:50 Phil tells us his cat story
27:30 Some countries actually have food safety issues without making stuff up

Ontario AgCast: Cody Creelman, Cow Vet

Dr. Cody Creelman received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with distinction in 2006 from the University of Alberta and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Cody grew up near Beaverlodge, Alberta on a commercial cow/calf operation and raised purebred Simmental cattle. Dr. Creelman joined Veterinary Agri-Health Services, in May 2011 as an associate veterinarian and now, as of 2013, is a managing partner. His professional interests include pathology, large animal surgery, cow/calf and feedlot production medicine. Since becoming a veterinarian Dr. Creelman has discovered a new passion, revolving around the use of mobile technology in the field. This includes consulting on veterinary application design projects as well as leveraging various social media platforms to market veterinary services.