Ontario AgCast

Ontario AgCast – Bloyce Thompson

Breeding a Million Dollar Cow

Did you know that some of the world’s best Holstein cows come from Canada’s smallest province? Bloyce Thompson, owner of Eastside Holsteins in Prince Edward Island has a long list of accomplishments that are proof of this. We talk about breeding a million dollar cow, becoming a Master Breeder and how he, as a rookie politician defeated the sitting Premiere of PEI to become the newest Minister of Agriculture.  Also, if you have never heard of a “cow glamour shot”, you are in for a treat.

Ontario AgCast- Patricia Chuey

This week on the Ontario AgCast-

Food and nutrition communications expert, Patricia Chuey, talks about her career as a renowned Canadian dietician and lends practical insight into fad diets and the 80 / 20 rule to healthy eating.

Ontario AgCast- Stephanie Lee Stephenson

Stephanie Lee Stephenson has one of the most incredible stories you will ever hear.


Stephanie has worked in the film industry, equipment sales and most recently with her husband on their dairy farm. Her journey into agriculture is one you want to hear about. 


Sidebar: Stephanie has met the Littlest Hobo (Canadiana reference

Ontario AgCast- Gordon Stock

Gordon Stock, Senior Policy Advisor and Government Relations for the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association

Gordon, not Gord, talks about life after dairy farming and his exciting role in horticulture.

Ontario AgCast- Steve McCabe

This week on the Ontario AgCast, Steve McCabe talks to us about his new role as Executive Director of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada, fly fishing and politics. Steve, craft beer and jeep aficionado, lends an interesting perspective on Canada’s role in agricultural technology and manufacturing- listen now!

Ontario AgCast – The Log Farm, Ryan Orr

Ryan Orr and his family operate The Log Farm, a working farm right in the middle of Ottawa. With almost 1,000 visitors a day during maple syrup season, they have their hands full doing tours of their pioneer homestead, providing sweet samples and answering questions about farming in the 1880’s and  today. We debate our favorite tasty treats and even come up with some new ones to keep an eye out for.

Twitter  @TheLogFarm

Facebook/thelogfarm

www.Thelogfarm.com

Ontario AgCast- Aaron Stevanus

Aaron Stevanus, Ontario Crop Farmer and Regional Manager for Pride Seeds, talks about his unique position in the middle of big ag, farmers markets and neighbouring urbanites.
And why he’s the Greatest of All Time.

Ontario AgCast- Ken Nicklas

How a series of events led Ontario dairy farmer, Ken Nicklas to pack up and move ‘down under’ to pursue his dreams as a Farm Equipment Technician for John Deere. {For the record, he doesn’t miss the snow}

JD enthusiasts- you’re going to love this one.

Ontario AgCast- Randall Schwartzentruber

Solving complex problems via technology is Randall’s mission. Randall Schwartzentruber (AKA the Black Knight) talks about his latest invention, Bin Sentry (bin sensors) and what it means for Ontario Agriculture.

Ontario Agcast- Romy Schill

Romy Schill walks us through her families’ journey into sheep production and how persistence, marketing and social media play a role in their growing farm operation.