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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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BW GLOBAL: Bringing out the Best

If you were asked to define “repurposing,” you might describe how to turn an old tire into a swing; you might not immediately think of turning a pig barn into a fish pond, and probably would not go on to explain how the water from that fish operation can be …

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Agriburbia: Where do we grow from here?

Agriburbia is a developing urban movement that combines agrarianism, which values rural society as superior to urban society, with land development. It’s about making better use of the land upon which we’re sprawled and being aware of what is growing in our own backyard; a new way of viewing agriculture …

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Where Are All the Ag Apps?

For mainstream society the phrase “there’s an app for that” is generally true; but for agriculture, the mobile apps farmers really want have been slow to come. This is changing. When I started talking to farmers about the power of mobile technology for agriculture a few years ago, hardware dominated …

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Putting Technologies to the Test

Agriculture is a global business, and no sector is excluded from the rush of new technologies, techniques and supplies. As competitors on the global stage, Canadian farmers need to make sure they are at the forefront of the latest advancements. Whether you are a small certified organic grower or a …

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Profiting from Sustainability

A farmer’s legacy is an honourable one; that is to raise the healthiest food sources for the community, and leave the land in a better state for future generations. From the soil in which crops are sown, to the pesticides used to protect them; from the grain that feeds the …

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Alpaca: The Next Red Meat?

words: Ronda Payne Native to the Andes Mountains of South America, in the 80s and 90s, alpacas began to make their way to Canada due to their soft, cashmere-like coat; ease of rearing; and excellent temperament. It was the shearing and selling of the animals’ soft fibre that originally turned …

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Chicken Squad!

Cate Pedersen Starring real BC chicken farmers An action-packed, Hollywood blockbuster-style trailer starring British Columbia chicken farmers is coming soon to a small screen near you! The countdown to the trailer’s world-wide online premier on May 12 and the clips of the “making-of” can be viewed now. The hope is …

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