Rank #1: Trent Loos
Talking about Trump, trade and Joe Biden memes.
Rank #2: Episode 105 Dwayne Faber September 27 2018
Making that white, liquid gold in the Pacific Northwest, Dwayne is a firm believer in free-market capitalism. He also believes that it's possible to disagree with your neighbours and still be friends. Supply management, fair trade practices and the global dairy market.
Rank #3: Episode 117 Candace Hill January 10 2019
What does corporate social responsibility mean in agriculture? Well, at Farm Credit Canada, it means identifying a need and putting Candace Hill in charge of it. Manager of Special Projects – Women in Ag, Candace shares about doing jobs that didn’t exist before, getting pulled back home to Saskatchewan and “that one time at band camp…”
Rank #4: Episode 72 Shaun Haney RealAg Radio December 7 2017
1:30 Real Agriculture is an actual, real media company. 3:00 I`ll take “What’s a seedsman for $100” 7:50 How to break your parents hearts, career edition. 11:00 Shaun has opinions. Want to hear them? 16:00 Eventually Shaun remembers meeting Wendell. 23:30 Doing a daily radio show is just as hard as dairy farming. 25:00 NAFTA, Trade and why Shaun hates supply management. 31:30 FTR Canada WON the War of 1812. 37:30 The Real Ag Hockey Pool. Let your monkey pick.
Rank #5: Episode 118 Christine Baes January 17 2018
Everyone has to have a goal in life. For Dr. Christine Baes, that goal is breeding a cow that farts less. She got her love for cows growing up on a dairy farm in Canada and, after crisscrossing the globe a few times, she is now solving the world’s problems using genomics a.k.a. the blueprint of all living things.
Rank #6: Episode 121 Real Loud Lyndsey February 14, 2019
What happens when an emerging tech company uses ancient technology to solve a problem? Sheep are not your typical lawn care company. Lyndsey Smith is louder than many, shorter than most and proves that you can take the girl out of Manitoba, but you can't take the....
Rank #7: Episode 97 The Schuurmans Family June 28 2018
The Canadian Dairy Industry is made up of hard working farm families and there is no better example than the Schuurmans who operate Milky Wave Inc. from Elmira, Ontario. Jim, Tom and Eric are holding down the fort at home this summer and you can find Henk and Bettina, along with Maple the Cow, somewhere between Elmira and BC. Follow along on: Twitter: @CdnMilkTour Facebook: Milky Wave Inc
Rank #8: Episode 96 Erin McLean June 21 2018
What do you do when you find yourself on the wrong side of a power struggle at the farmers market? Well, if you’re Erin McLean, you stick to your guns and trust that your customers support you. You couldn’t write this kind of drama – sometimes doing what you believe is right can test your nerve. @mcleanberryfarm
Rank #9: Episode 120 Quintin McEwen February 7, 2019
Whether it's saving kittens or calling out injustice against sheep farmers, Quintin McEwen does it all. He credits his farming roots with making him a better firefighter, a successful fair "ambassador" and an all around great guy. His hometown is the Monkton with a K.
Rank #10: Episode 112 Jenn Doelman November 22, 2018
Jenn Doelman is a grain farmer in the Ottawa Valley, but corn and soybeans barely crack the top three on the list of her favorite crops. She is canola’s biggest cheerleader, but likes wheat pretty good also. Bringing leadership home to the farm and giving back to the industry. Please don’t refer to Jenn as a female farmer; just farmer is fine.
Rank #11: Episode 109 Victoria Berry October 25 2018
What do the Canadian telecom and grain industries have in common? They can both be a roller coaster of ups and downs and both have benefited from Victoria Berry’s passion for telling their stories. As the new Manager, Communications with Grain Farmers of Ontario, she has embraced the farming community as her own. www.gfo.ca www.goodineverygrain.ca
Rank #12: Episode 125 Aaron Stevanus March 14, 2019
Aaron Stevanus, Ontario Crop Farmer and Regional Manager for Pride Seeds, talks about his unique position in the middle of big ag, farmers markets and neighbouring urbanites. And why he’s the Greatest of All Time.
Rank #13: Episode 99 Holly McGill August 9 2018
Holly McGill on finding your passion in agriculture, the importance of community and the lost art of sucking up to your boss.
Rank #14: Episode 93 Karen Dallimore May 31 2018
Karen Dallimore has a serious addiction…. To horses. Whether it’s writing about horses, competing in extreme cowboy racing, being a horse midwife or equine personality classification, we cover it all. Also, some fun horse trivia – what part of a horse’s anatomy is the largest of any land mammal? You’ll have to listen all the way to the end to find out.
Rank #15: Episode 94 Owen Roberts The Urban Cowboy June 7 2018
When talking to consumers about ag, be prepared to answer two questions: Who Cares and So What? Owen Roberts is the Urban Cowboy and he has turned story telling into a science. Literally.
Rank #16: Episode 106 Elaine Froese October 4 2018
Succession planning is what you do when you want to overthrow the king. Why Transition Planning is the better way to frame a difficult conversation. This and other great advice from Farm Family coach Elaine Froese. www.farmfamilycoach.com www.elainefroese.com
Rank #17: Episode 104 John McNaughton September 20 2018
Manitoulin Island is the largest island in a freshwater lake in the world. It also boasts the largest island in a freshwater lake that’s on an island in a freshwater lake anywhere in the world…. John McNaughton has to deal with rocks, trees, surprising predators and parts runs that involve a 45 minute ferry ride, but this BMO Farm Family of the Year recipient wouldn’t trade it for all the land in Perth County. www.plowingmatch.org/about-us/bmo-farm-family-awards/2018-bmo-farm-family-awards www.facebook.com/LifeOnManitoulin
Rank #18: Episode 114 James Whelton December 5, 2018
Chef, author and entrepreneur, James Whetlor founded Cabrito Goat after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem. Being a successful chef, a few of the goats ended up on the menu. After goat outsold beef the first week (still don’t believe it), James thought perhaps there was a larger market for kid goat meat and it turns out there was. We go deep into the history of why goat meat is considered the poor man’s food and Wendell commits to trying something new. www.cabrito.co.uk
Rank #19: Episode 103 Stewart Skinner September 13 2018
Sometimes to be successful you need a little luck. Niche markets, why Canada is an export powerhouse and what me and Stewart really think of Americans when no one is listening.
Rank #20: Episode 113 Harold Rudy - The Soil Fixers November 29 2018
Author Harold Rudy has documented 30 years of soil conservation in his book “The Soil Fixers: Land Stewards Committed to the Cause”. From the days when OMAFRA was just OMAF to the pioneers of no-till to the 4 R’s of soil health. As the former Senior Manager with the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), his passion for Ontario Agriculture makes this a must read and a great gift idea for the farmer (or non-farmer) on your Christmas list. www.thesoilfixers.com