The The Waterloo Federation of Agriculture held their AGM in the New Dundee Community Centre on Oct 16. Our guest speaker was Gary Doyle. His topic was “how the media reports on agriculture”. Other reports were from the Waterloo Junior Farmers, Waterloo Rural Women, and the Waterloo/North Dumfries Plowmens Association.
Nic Weber and prop were in studio today. You’ll have to listen in to find out about the bird. We talked about all things Junior Farmer in the Region and Ontario. Lots of great activities going on. We played a nice mix of country and rock that Nic brought with him.
Sue Foxton is a rural municipal politician. Agriculture is a topic that crops up (pardon the pun,,, it’s a little corny) in rural municipalities that urban jurisdictions would not usually need to deal with. Sue brought along four great tunes.
Irene Schmidt-Adeney from http://ayrnews.ca/ brings us her experiences of being part of a rural community newspaper. She tells us what is similar and what is different from an urban newspaper. The music today was from a CD of the http://ayrparisband.com/ .
Krista Hulshof from http://www.veldarchitect.com/ returns to our studio to being news of a workshop about permaculture and polyculture being held this Oct 2 2014. The guest speaker is Mark Shepard. Event info is here http://veldarchitect.com/theagritect/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/markshepard-poster.jpg where you can also find the URL to reserve a seat via Eventbrite. http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mark-shepard-workshop-tickets-1565353013?aff=es2&rank=1 and http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mark-shepard-public-talk-tickets-10556618129?aff=es2&rank=2 Our music was of 2 songs and 3 spoken word audio clips. Our Farm also has info here https://www.facebook.com/OurFarmDFR
Sean Chaki from www.agsolutions.ca and Andrea Maillet from www.oncommunication.ca are in studio for todays show. Our topic is about the work involved with bringing science to new products for ag production in corn and soybeans. Sean brought along 3 great tunes,,,wish he had brought a few more.
Our guests today are Brian Fried and Donna Telfer. We talk about the Canadian Plowing Championships 2014 being held in Ontario August 14-16. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/774087542635516/ We had plowing poems and songs to complete the show. More info here. http://www.canadianplowing.ca/CPO_-_Events.html
Our studio guests today are Rob Miller www.agsolutions.ca and Alison Inglis http://oncommunication.ca/ We talk about modern agricultural practices, the successes and the challenges. Rob brought along some great C&W tunes to play.
Celie Diebold is in studio today. Celie is the 2014 Queen of the Furrow for the Ontario Plowmens Association. www.plowingmatch.com . Celie is also involved with the Waterloo club of www.jfao.com . Lots of news and info about many related events in Ontario. We played some great tunes Celie brought with her.
Terry Kingsmill from oia.on.ca visits our studio to tell us about the Ontario Institute of Agrologists and how their work benefits the public. Lots of talk about the great tunes Terry brought with him.
George Klosler from https://www.fcc-fac.ca/ is in studio today. Farm Credit Canada provides banking for canadian agriculture and sponsors the AgriSpirit fund for community projects in rural Canada. We also played some great tunes George brought with him.
Mark Wales the president of www.ofa.on.ca is our returning guest today. Mark was in studio for episode 18. Mark speaks to his experience of 3 years as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and about the upcoming provincial election issues.
Sharon Gross from Alma visits The Agriculture Show. She brings news of many local events supporting local theater, fundraisers, farm safety, roast beef dinners, and many other evens being held in the countryside.
Gord Surgeoner is our guest today. Gord brings his experiences about agriculture from the many organizations he is involved with and others he believes are valuable. Check ’em out. http://www.oaft.org www.biotalk.ca www.adoptcouncil www.farms.com www.ofa.on.ca www.cffo.ca
Our guests today were representing The Ontario Poetry Society, or TOPS. http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/
Our guests in studio were Roberto Angelis (branch manager), Fran Figge (ontario president), Jockie Loomer-Kruger, Barbara Lefcourt, and Patricia McGoldrick. Out of studio guests John Oisthoorn and Debbie Okunhill whose poems were recited by the in studio guests. The music today was created by Roberto Angelis.
Todays guest is Gord Grant. This transplanted Chatham resident now residing in Drayton is the link between farmer members of the www.ofa.on.ca and the executive. Gord brings along some great tunes and a music file of his own creation.
Karla Kale from http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/ brings us news from the Waterloo Region Museum on Huron Rd.
Agriculture is one of the many display and programming initiatives at the Museum. The music we play is from 3 local groups who were top billboard artists in the 60’s and 70’s.
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.