"Hogging off" might be one solution

The Uncertain Future of the BC Hog Industry

Paul Pryce Asia has a ravenous appetite for pork—South Koreans reportedly consumed 1.08 million tons of pork in 2012 while Japan consumed roughly 2.53 million tons the same year. For its part, China eats 53 million tons of pork annually, accounting for approximately half of the world’s annual pork consumption. …

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Family Farm Tour Adventures

By Cate Pedersen, Editor Looking for some fun, interactive farm visits for you and your family? There are many to choose in BC, offering different experiences for young and old. More and more people want to understand life on the farm. Parents and their children benefit from visiting growers and farmers, …

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Agriculture Safari into the Fraser Valley

Cate Pedersen, Editor, Modern Agriculture Magazine Much of my time is spent in the office working on the stories we feature in Modern Agriculture Magazine, and it is a real treat when I get to visit the farms and farmers in their native habitat. I recently got to spend a …

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Brewing Up Business: Olds College Brewmaster Program Taps Into Agriculture Industry

With over 100 successful microbreweries in BC and Alberta, it is no secret that Canadians love a refreshing and delicious local beer. This undying love for the nation’s favourite beverage has prompted innovations in the brewing industry, much like the formation of the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations program at Olds …

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Farming Simulator 15 Review

Farming Simulator 15       Overview of Farming Simulator 15 Modern Farming at its finest, in a video game format which is sure to keep you hooked for hours. A relaxing simulation that allows you to think/plan strategically with your very own virtual farm. Manage a farm with up to …

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Adaptable-Agriculture

Adaptable Agriculture: Cropping under Climatic Change

Jonathan Lloyd Farmers are all too aware of extreme weather, having to cope with drought, flooding, or heavy snow, and the impact on business and livelihoods. Even today with highly globalized agricultural markets, poor weather, and poor crop-producing conditions in Brazil, the US or another major crop producing country can …

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Mentoring Young Agriculturists: Tom Baumann Leads the Way

Tom Baumann, Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), would rather speak about the students he has mentored and their contributions to agriculture than reveal anything about his own accomplishments, but that is a common trait in many effective teachers. Baumann received a bachelor of science and …

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MEDIA MANAGEMENT: How NOT to become the next media sensation

Like any business, we all want to be top of mind, with recognition for our superior product and expertise. What we don’t want to be known for are moments of poor judgement, or employees who act without care for their conduct. Unfortunately for the agriculture industry, 2014 was marked heavily …

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Tropical Agriculture: A lesson in self-sufficiency

words: Tom Baumann   Headlines from every corner these days scream “local food”. In theory, this is just excellent and is a fantastic way to promote local farming, family farms, the Canadian brand and so much more. In reality, consumers say this is one of the most important issues to them …

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UBC, Faculty of Land and Food Systems: A place to grow

Returning to familiar ground, Dr. Rickey Yada takes on his new role of Dean of the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems with a passion equal to that of the most focused student. An alum of the Faculty—BSc. (Agriculture), MSc. and PhD (food science)— Yada returned …

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