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episode 303 agriculture show may 8 2024 with Crystal Mackay

Crystal Mackay is the guest of The Agriculture Show today. Crystal tells us her agricultural story through some of the things she does. Check out  Loft32  ,  Utensil   ,   and  an upcoming event   late May 2024.   Our playlist:

  • Long Love this Land – A tribute to Alberta agriculture from ATB
  • You Can’t Make Old Friends  by  Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  • Starting Over  by  Chris Stapleton
  • Wheat Kings  by  Tragically Hip
  • No Sugar Tonight  by  The Guess Who
  • 5 Days in May  by  Blue Rodeo



episode 300 agriculture show Feb 13 2024 World Radio Day and Farm Radio International

The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and Farm Radio International (FRI) host a World Radio Day event in Ottawa to celebrate the importance of radio




episode 302 agriculture show april 9 2024 with Tracey Arts

Tracey Arts is our guest today. It is the day after the eclipse. Tracey farms with her husband and family. She is also a zone director with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture in Zone 4, Oxford & Elgin County.  Our playlist:

  • Pretty Girl Era  by  Lu Kala
  • Lost Together  by  Blue Rodeo
  • Under Pressure  by  Queen
  • My Front Porch Looking In  by  Lonestar
  • Thunder  by  Imagine Dragons





episode 297 agriculture show dec 12 2023 fireside chat with the Ag Leaders of tomorrow

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture held their AGM in Toronto Nov 21-22.  One of the events on the program was the “fireside chat with the ag leaders of tomorrow”. The moderator was Sara woods, a director with the OFA.

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episode 291 agriculture show aug 15 2023

Chris Garrits is in the studio with The Agriculture Show. Chris is the mayor of the Township of Amaranth,  Dufferin County where this years IPM will be held September 19.  Check out the Dufferin Museum  for some background on some of todays song selections. Our playlist:

  • Supernatural  by  Ruby Waters
  • Throwing Rocks  by  Emily Gilbart
  • Clap For The Wolfman  by  The Guess Who
  • Let Your Backbone Slide  by  Maestro Fresh Wes
  • Curl Of The Burl  by  Mastodon.


episode 289 agriculture show june 20 2023

Brianne Curtis is our guest on The Agriculture Show today. Brianne  works at  Grain Farmers of Ontario and also volunteers as the chairperson of the education committee  for IPM 2023 in Dufferin Country.  Our Playlist:

  • Days Go By  by  Keith Urban
  • Shape of You  by  Ed Sheeran
  • Wildest Dreams  by  Taylor Swift
  • Starting Over  by  Sher
  • Sold Out  by  Hardy


episode 287 agriculture show may 16 2032

Melina and Courtney  VanOmmen are our guests today,  Courtney is a volunteer chairperson at this years  IPM and Rural Expo in Dufferin County.   Our playlist:

  • 25 Minutes To Go  by  Johnny Cash
  • Immortals  by  Fall Out Boy
  • Buy Dirt  by  Jordan Davis
  • Georgy Girl  by  The Seekers
  • We Are The Dinos  by  The Laurie Berkner Band

episode 286 May 9 2023

Dawn MVK and Deanna Tuckey are our guest this week on The Agriculture Show.  Dawn and Deanna are the Co-chair and Secretary respectively  of this years IPM and Rural Expo. https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2023/    Our Playlist :

  • Ron McLeans Reel  by  The Mud Men
  • Me and My Cows  by  Anthony (the singing cowboy)
  • Cowboy Sweetheart by  Naomi Bristow
  • Ring  of Fire  by  Johnny Cash
  • Hey Good Looking  by  Naomi Bristow


episode 285 agriculture show may 2 2023

Bill McCutcheon and Dawn Van Kampen are the guests of The Agriculture Show today.  Bill and  Dawn bring us news of this years  2023 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo  . The Match is being held in Dufferin County  in September. Our playlist:

  • The Fireman  by  Greg Holmes
  • Lyin’ Eyes  by  The Eagles
  • Dancing Queen   by  Abba
  • Fishing In The Dark
  • Orange Blossom Special





episode 284 agriculture show april 25 2023

Wayne Caldwell is our guest on The Agriculture Show today. Wayne has a couple website links you can have a look at.   https://www.waynecaldwell.ca/    AND    https://graduatestudies.uoguelph.ca/programs/rpdprof     Todays Playlist :

  • Turn, Turn, Turn  by  The Byrds
  • Against The Wind  by  Bob Seeger
  • Piano Sonata No 8  by Beethoven (Bruce Hungerford)
  • The Last Resort  by The Eagles
  • Pacing The Cage by Bruce Cockburn

episode 283 agriculture show April 18 2023

Mary Dilly is the guest of The Agriculture Show today. Mary works and volunteers at things that go on at these links.  www.downsizingsolutions.ca    https://www.dogguides.com   and  https://cable14.com/15147806/tv-shows/savvy-seniors  Our playlist:

  • I Hope You Dance  by  Leanne Womack
  • Sonny’s Dream by Valdy
  • I Got You Babe  by Sonny and Sher
  • Harvest Moon  by Neil Young
  • Ride A Horse, Save A Cowboy  by  Big & Rich


episode 282 agriculture show nov 29 2022

Martin Straathof is our guest today on The Agriculture Show. Martin is the  Executive Director at https://ontariofarmlandtrust.ca/  Working together to protect Ontario farmland.  Our playlist:

  • Big Yellow Taxi  by  Joni Mitchell
  • What’s Up  by   4 Non Blondes
  • Fear  by  Begonia
  • I’m Still Standing  by  Elton Jon
  • The Best  by  Tina Turner

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episode 281 agriculture show june 28 2022 with Peter Wright

Peter Wright is our guest today. Peter lived and worked in Zimbabwe previously. Check out his podcasts at  theyakkingshow.com  Our playlist:

  • Lady In Red by Chris DeBurgh
  • Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
  • Don’t Cry For Me Argentina by Sarah Brightman
  • Cavatina (theme from The Deer Hunter) by John Williams
  • Hallejuah by K.D. Lang

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episode 280 agriculture show may 31

Peggy Brekveld is our guest for episode #280. Peggy and family have a dairy farm in the Thunder Bay region. Peggy is also the president of ofa,on.ca   Our playlist:

  • King of the Road by Roger Mills
  • Bare Necessities by Disney
  • Golden. by Lady Antebullum
  • It Happens by Sugarland
  • Girl Goin’ Nowhere by Ashley McBride
  • Hell of a View by Eric Church.

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episode 279 agriculture show april 12 2022

Krista Cressman is our guest today on The Agriculture Show. Krista works at the Turkey Farmers of Ontario head office. https://turkeyfarmers.on.ca/   Our playlist:

  • Heroes by David Bowie
  • Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz
  • Sunshower by Chris Cornell
  • Mehcinut by Jeremy Dutcher
  • All People by Michael Franti

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episode 278 agriculture show aug 6 2021

Jim Dyer returns to The Agriculture Show with new music and new research results about GHG emissons and  Canada’s Food Guide using a new metric called “Protein as a unifying metric for carbon footprinting livestock

Our playlist:

Wolverton Mountain – Claude King [Merle Kilgore]
Did She Mention My Name – Gordon Lightfoot
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Stop The Madness – Jim Dyer
Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul, and Mary

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episode 277 agriculture show Jan 18 2021

Owen Roberts and Kaitlyn Anderson from fspartners.ca  are our guests today.  Find out about that first step that food takes from farmer to table. Our playlist:

  • Eric Ethridge – California

  • Thomas Rhett – What’s Your Country Song

  • Dierks Bentley – I Hold On

  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

  • Lauren Alaina – Run

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episode 276 agriculture show dec 1 2020

Cody Thompson (AKA Dr. Swamp) is in the studio today,  Cody is a musician. Look for his new collaboration coming Dec 21.  After finishing a research project at U of G in “space farming” he is now helping to install a vertical farming system.  Our playlist:

  • Swamplands by Swampy & The Note Troll
  • Impatient Line  by Swampy & The Note Troll
  • Work All Day by Swampy & The Note Troll
  • Walkin’ The Line  by Swampy & The Note Troll
  • Connection by  Swampy & The Note Troll

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episode 275 agriculture show nov 17 2020

John Jamieson is our guest today. John can be found at www.foodintegrity.ca    Our playlist:

  • Step It Up and Go by David Wilcox
  • Put A Woman In Charge by Keb’ Mo’
  • Whiz Kids by Matt Minglewood
  • Let’s Get Back by Matt Anderson
  • Pride & Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn

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episode 274 agriculture show oct 6 2020

Autumn Unwin and Gabrielle Ferguson are the guests of The Agriculture Show for episode 274.   Autumn and Gabe work at rural leadership training and rural community development for The Rural Ontario Institute.   www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca   Our Playlist:

  • Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves
  • 6 Feet Apart by Luke Combs
  • Wavin’ Flag by K’naan
  • O’siem  by Susan Aglukark
  • Lost Together by Blue Rodeo

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episode 273 agriculture show sept 22 2020

Patrick Jilesen and Michael Keegan are the guests of The Agriculture Show today.  Pat and Mike both work at  www.michaelkeegan.ca    Our playlist:

  • Change by Blind Melon
  • Bobcaygeon by Tragically Hip
  • Hey Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
  • Are You Going My Way by Lenny Kravitz
  • Not  by  Big Thief

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episode 272 agriculture show sept 29 2020

Ross Wilson and Tim Cumming are our guests today. Ross and Tim work at the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority   www.abca.ca  We are on site at one of their test plots to see the use of cover crops in 60′ corn rows.  Our playlist:

  • instrumental by Art Kennedy
  • Still I Survive by LJX
  • Smokin’ Gun by Adam Wendler
  • Blue Sky by The Ashgrove

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episode 271 agriculture show aug 11 2020

Jim Dyer returns to our studio today.  Jim speaks to a study that he co-authored called “Potential Role for Consumers to Reduce Canadian Agricultural GHG Emissions by Diversifying Animal Protein Sources.”  https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/13/5466  Jim did some “noodling” with his banjo built for him at  https://www.midnightspecial.ca/   Our playlist:

  • If A Tree Falls by Bruce Cockburn
  • Haven’t You Heard by Jim Dyer
  • Paradise by John Prine
  • “noodling in the studio” by Jim Dyer
  • Bad Moon Arising by CCR

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episode 270 agriculture show may 12 2020

Don Hilborn is our guest today with another remote production. Don and Sue operate a farm gate enterprise called Red Barn Berries

Our playlist:

  • Wolverton Mountain
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Rasputin
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  • Surfin’ USA

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episode 269 agriculture show april 28 2020

Kyle Smith is our guest today. Once again we are using  live remote rather than the studio.  Kyle keeps busy at Wellington County Museum and Archives.  Our playlist:

  • Star Witness by Neko Case
  • Million Dollar Bill by Dawes
  • Four Winds by Bright Eyes
  • Feeling Yourself Disintegrate by The Bad Plus with Wendy Lewis
  • No Use Tryin’ by Trampled By Turtles
  • Had Me A GIrl by The Civil Wars

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