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…

    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…

    ON THE RISE

    Baking bread at home can be daunting for those who have never used live cultures before. But despite that—and the complex science of bread…

    FUN GUY

    Hearing that a college student was growing mushrooms in his dorm room might give you the wrong idea, but Alex Villeneuve is not that kind of student.…

    GROW YOUR OWN

    It may be surprising to some Canadians that real hunger exists right on our doorstep and just down the road. Canadian food banks are being called…