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.
Our guests today are Owen Roberts and returning guest Barclay Nap. Our discussion centres around the nature of agricultural communications. The music today is from the “GMO’s” a great local band from Guelph. This is episode 39,,, for some reason I thought it was episode 38. This show is truncated. The last 20 minutes was lost.
Gemma wrote a great blog here. http://www.wrfoodsystem.ca/blog/2013/01/14/urban-planning-urban-agriculture We speak to how agricultural land is valued today in regards to city planning. The blog is titled “urban planning, urban agriculture”. And we play some great tunes.
Barclay Nap co-hosts todays show. We talk of upcoming events, controversy around the OMB decision about the extent of development lands around Kitchener, and agricultural movies.
Barclay Nap joins the show again this week. we talk to farm issues following up from last weeks show. The second half of the show is about Mark Lynas. Mark called himself an environmental activist. He is still active but now uses science to determine his views in regards to GMO technology.
Barclay Nap is our guest today. We talk to Junior Farmers, plant breeding, and creating a business to retail herbs and spices.
This was an opinion show. The topic was an article in the www.therecord.com by columnist Luisa D’Amato about the publics double standard between companion animals and production animals. http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/861075–d-amato-our-strange-double-standard-on-the-treatment-of-animals
This episode is the one year, anniversary show. Mark Ruesser who was a guest on the first show, looks at the issues last year and issues for 2013. Barclay Nap is also out guest, bringing issues for 2013.