Tag Archives: #rural

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 – 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 – Omid McDonald – Dairy Distillery, Vodcow – like vodka only better


Superior spirits start with dairy!

I believe a cold glass of milk is just about the best drink there is. So, it makes sense that if you want to make superior spirits, you start with high quality, Canadian dairy. Omid MacDonald is the founder of Dairy Distillery where they make Vodcow, dairy based alcohol. Listen to the end to find out how to get your free samples. (disclaimer – there are not actually any free samples)

www.dairydistillery.com

 

Ontario AgCast – Colin Davis Apricot Valley Waterfowl


What would possess a hospital IT expert to start raising rare ducks and geese? Apricot Valley Waterfowl is not your typical poultry farm. In fact, one of Colin Davis’ goals is to be the exact opposite of a conventional farm. At the end of the day preservation farming still has to pay the bills to be sustainable.

www.apricotvalleywaterfowl.com/

 

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