Ontario AgCast

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

Ontario AgCast – Julaine Treur


What better way to start FebruDairy than with BC dairy farmer Julaine Treur? Creekside Dairy is organic, but Julaine won’t tolerate misleading marketing tactics like those used by Stonyfield Organics. Organic / Conventional, Canadian / American, in agriculture, we are all on the same team.

Ontario AgCast – Sarah Sheppard


At age six, Sarah Sheppard decided she loves chickens. Now, she works with chickens, reads about chickens, jokes about chickens, but it’s when she tweets about chickens, that things get really crazy. You might say it was the cluck heard round the web.

Ontario AgCast – Jonathan Lamb


Jonathan Lamb is a partner in Lamb Farms and Oakfield Corners Dairy. We talk cows, genomics and employees. This is a great example where “big” and “family” go together in more ways than one. Jonathan will be in Ontario speaking at the Wallenstein Feed and Supply Dairy Producer Meeting on January 31.