Michael Harris MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga speaks about agriculture in the Region of Waterloo and in the province.
Catherine Fife joins us in studio to talk about farms and agriculture. Catherine is the MPP for the riding of Waterloo.
Heidi Wagner is out guest today. Heidi is a farm wife and is active with the Woolwich Community Health Centre. She is involved with the Waterloo Rural Women and the annual Waterloo Farm Safety Day.
On today’s show we have returning co-host Barclay Nap www.corwhinherbsandproduce.ca, Deb Swidrovich and Kevin Thomason. Our guests brought some great music to play in between our discussion about GREN, the Region of Waterloo Growth Plan, and the OMB decision on the Regional Growth Plan, and a handful of other topics. http://smartgrowthwaterloo.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/SmartGrowthWaterloo We also had an interview with Dave Pyper about the IPM 2012 disbursements. http://www.ipm2012.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/ipm2012
Our guest today is Kelly Daynard from Farm and Food Care. http://www.farmfoodcare.org/ We talk about taking the mystery out of agriculture. A great upcoming event is “Breakfast On The Farm” June 22 2013. Reserve your free tickets at http://ontariosbreakfastonthefarm.eventbrite.ca To be held near New Dundee Ontario.
Todays show starts with Bob Thirlwall, a certified crop advisor who explains what monoculture and crop rotations are. Our second guest Michael To tells us of video games and board games that have an agricultural theme. Barclay and I finish the show with some general discussion of the days topics.
Superbugs and superweeds. What do these words mean? Sean Dunnet from Dumfries Service Company gives us context to understand these terms. Scott Lisso and Barclay Nap are also our guests.
John FitzGibbon speaks today about Environmental Farm Plans. A completed EFP helps farm operators be aware of the environmental issues around their farmstead and qualifies them for some financial support to make those changes.
Today’s broadcast features music from the GMO’s, a Guelph based band. The topics are Food Freedom Day, audio press releases from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Mark Wales, and some farm news courtesy of OMAFRA Connects.