Connecting Farmers, Food and Ideas

  • PRAIRIE GOLD

    Prior to Confederation, Canada already had more than 250 years of agricultural history to look back on from European settlers. However, that history was modest and the agriculture…

  • SPREADING THE WEALTH

    EARL Jeninga and 11 other Canadians travelled to Rwanda in January to learn about projects supported by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and to see where CFGB funds—which are…

  • DEBUNKING FOOD MYTHS

    When someone said, “the best things in life are free,” were they talking about being free of gluten and hormones? Based on celebrity endorsements and pop culture sentiment, it…

  • CONNECTING THE DOTS

    Ask someone to name a career in agriculture, and the odds are good that the first word out of their mouth will be “farmer.” While it’s true that farming forms the foundation…

    NAVIGATING NAFTA

    With the renegotiation of NAFTA slated to begin in just a few short weeks, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) has been working diligently to assess…

    WHEAT WOES

    “Leftovers” isn’t a term that generally gets one’s heartrate up. However, from a market outlook perspective, the “leftovers” from the…

    FIELD STUDIES

    “To me, growing up in the agricultural industry, there’s such misconception of what farmers do,” says Origin Malting & Brewing co-owner and…

    THE CATALYST

    In 2016, the founder and former CEO of communications agency AdFarm initiated and advanced a national strategy to rebuild public trust in farming and…

    INTERNET ISSUES

    When it comes to the Internet, it seems it can never be fast enough. Rural Internet service has improved significantly since the days of dial-up, but…

    BOTTOMS UP

    Alberta’s craft distilleries are raising a glass to toast the provincial government’s announcement of a new grant program for small distillers…