The North Dumfries Community Club has been in existence for over 100 years. The club provides educational and social opportunities for its members. This is a recording of the feb 4 2014 meeting of the club at the Ayr Fire Hall.
In the studio today is Eric Lockey, Tony Tennant, and Devon Homick. We talk about the first steps in the agriculture chain when the farmer makes their decisions for crop inputs and crop marketing. Our guests work at www.fspartners.ca Eric brought along a bunch of tunes for us to play.
Celie Diebold and Victoria Kyle are in the house today. Our guests talk about the work of the http://www.plowingmatch.org as they promote the efforts of the various plowing match associations in the province. Watch here for news of the 2014 match http://www.plowingmatch.org/index.php/home-2014 Victoria brought along some great tunes to play.
This is my special sonic Christmas prezzie which I have been now been doing for 20 years – Seasons Greetings to Everyone at Sound FM – Here’s to another Great Year of Broadcasting. This Christmas Coral is dedicated to all of my great friends – Mike and Therese, Therese, Kara, Mandy, Rolf, Ray, Kate, Rose and Pedro, Mum and Dad, Phil and his Families, Lauri and her Family, and especially **Malcy and Jack** xx Coral Fm aka The Christmas Coral
Alexander Chmura and Richard Chmura are in today. Alexander wrote a blog on the Foodlink site about his experiences on a local CSA. He speaks of the non-monetary benefits of hands on production agriculture.
Here is a short video of the show.
We played some Christmas tunes and others.
Todays guests were Goretty Dias and Sarah Brown. www.climateactionwr.ca recently presented a report about GHG (green house gas) emissions and part of the report talked about agriculture. http://www.sustainablewaterlooregion.ca/files/u/Climate_Action_Plan-Final_HighRes.pdf
Goretty brought some great tunes.
Ryan Gariepy and Robin Albrecht from Clearpath Robotics are in studio today. www.clearpathrobotics.com are working hard at bringing automation to the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. One of their product development initiatives is to bring automation to agriculture. We play an interesting mix of “robot” themed songs.
Scott and I discuss the the fire at St Jacobs market and the controversy around some hauling rigs seen on rural roads.