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.
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.
Zac Williams, Jackie Knott, and Barclay Nap from the Waterloo Junior Farmers talk about the activities of the Club in 2012 and upcoming for 2013. Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/186366478042014/
Today’s show features Barclay Nap and Dave Pyper. Barclay speaks to the Waterloo Junior Farmers https://www.facebook.com/groups/186366478042014/?ref=ts&fref=ts . Dave Pyper speaks to the IPM 2012 https://www.facebook.com/ipm2012?ref=ts&fref=ts The IPM also has a webpage at www.ipm2012.ca Because of technical problems, this show is truncated.
It’s the music and promo ID’s from this years Agriculture Show. The guests for the show are asked to bring along 3-4 of their favourite tunes. The guests are also asked to voice a station promo. It’s all music for this the 30th episode.
Mark Xuereb from the Region of Waterloo speaks to the effort from the ROW regarding food issues.
Dennis Jansen speaks to the consumer survey of beliefs about agriculture. The survey was done for http://www.farmersfeedcities.com/
The provincial legislature is proposing a Local Food Act. http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet=&BillID=2402 Nelson Rosales from World Accord http://www.worldaccord.org/ discusses similiarities and differences from the same points affecting other countries.
Today’s broadcast talked about the roles and duties of the Ontario Queen of the Furrow Courtney Connors, and the North Dumfries Queen Celie Diebold. Rachel Redshaw speaks to her head office function and the Reminiscence Journey. Sawyer Edworthy talks about his work with graphics and the IPM2012 promotion. Heidi Greb kept us all in line.
More www.ipm2012.ca information. Heidi Greb, Donna Schmidt-Kirk and Jean Rickert speak about the ipm , family lifestyles and the quilt committee respectively.