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Proud to be part of the Ontario Food Chain

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Love This Show!

By Tim @ AgGrad - Mar 06 2017
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As someone who works in Ag in the U.S., I find this show to be interesting, entertaining, and endearing. Well done Wendell & Christine!

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Love This Show!

By Tim @ AgGrad - Mar 06 2017
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As someone who works in Ag in the U.S., I find this show to be interesting, entertaining, and endearing. Well done Wendell & Christine!
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Ontario AgCast

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Proud to be part of the Ontario Food Chain

Rank #1: Episode 118 Christine Baes January 17 2018

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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.
Jan 17 2019
31 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 121 Real Loud Lyndsey February 14, 2019

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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....
Feb 14 2019
41 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 120 Quintin McEwen February 7, 2019

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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.
Feb 06 2019
30 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 113 Harold Rudy - The Soil Fixers November 29 2018

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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
Nov 29 2018
31 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 114 James Whelton December 5, 2018

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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
Dec 06 2018
49 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 122 Romy Schill February 20, 2019

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Our sheep trilogy draws to a close as we interview Romy Schill, Ontario sheep farmer. Romy has a passion for farming, new fences and marketing wool.
Feb 20 2019
34 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 125 Aaron Stevanus March 14, 2019

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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.
Mar 14 2019
27 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 115 Amy VanderHeide December 13, 2018

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Amy and her family raise broiler chickens, beef cattle and crops in Annapolis Valley, NS. She’s a 4-H leader and co-founder of the Maritime Ag Women’s Network. She also swears a lot, just ask her mom.
Dec 13 2018
28 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 118 Wendell Talks About Cheese - January 31, 2019

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This week's Ontario AgCast is literally just me talking about cheese. I love Cheddar, I love Swiss, I love Gouda, I love Parmesan.... that type of thing with a little history thrown in.
Jan 30 2019
14 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 123 Randall Schwartzentruber February 28, 2019

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Solving complex problems via technology is Randall's mission. Randall Schwartzentruber talks about his latest invention, Bin Sentry (bin sensors) and what it means for Ontario Agriculture.
Feb 28 2019
26 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 124 Ken Nicklas March 7, 2019

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Ken Nicklas- How a series of events led Ontario dairy farmer, Ken Nicklas to pack up and move across the world to pursue his dreams in Australia. {For the record, he doesn’t miss the snow}

John Deere enthusiasts- you're going to love this one.
Mar 07 2019
37 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 138 Glenna Banda July 11, 2019

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Glenna Banda, recently hired Executive Director of AgScape (the voice of agriculture in Ontario classrooms) explains her path back to her rural roots, and some of the things she has in store for this crucial organization.

https://agscape.ca/donate
Jul 11 2019
31 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 133 Deb Stark May 30, 2019

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Deb Stark is a trailblazer.

Deb has had a fascinating career, and continues to give back to Ontario agriculture by serving on several prominent boards, and mentoring the next generation of ag leaders.

Deb was deputy minister in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. She held several senior positions in government including chief veterinarian for Ontario and assistant deputy minister of environment.
May 30 2019
36 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 132 Sally Van Straaten May 23, 2019

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Sally Van Straaten balances a busy life; family, work and making a contribution to Ontario agriculture. Sally, along with her husband Mike and their four children, is an egg and grain farmer from Stratford, Ontario. Listen as Sally talks about her important role on her family’s farm, and her decision to speak up on behalf of agriculture and the evolving role and recognition of women in ag.
May 23 2019
35 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 131 Bloyce Thompson May 16, 2019

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Did you know that some of the world’s best Holstein cows come from Canada’s smallest province? Bloyce Thompson, owner of Eastside Holsteins in Prince Edward Island has a long list of accomplishments that are proof of this. We talk about breeding a million dollar cow, becoming a Master Breeder and how he, as a rookie politician defeated the sitting Premiere of PEI to become the newest Minister of Agriculture. Also, if you have never heard of a “cow glamour shot”, you are in for a treat.
May 16 2019
29 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 130 Patricia Chuey May 2 2019

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Patricia Chuey is a food and nutrition communications expert and renowned Canadian dietitian. Originally from Saskatchewan, Patricia now resides on Vancouver island with her family, where she is actively involved in sports nutrition and promoting homecooked meals and the 80 / 20 rule for healthy eating.

@patriciachuey
May 02 2019
39 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 129 Stephanie Lee Stephenson April 25, 2019

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Stephanie Lee Stephenson has one of the most incredible stories you will ever hear.
Stephanie has worked in the film industry, equipment sales and most recently with her husband on their dairy farm. Her journey into agriculture is one you want to hear about.
Sidebar: Stephanie has met the Littlest Hobo
Apr 25 2019
41 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 127 Steve McCabe April 4, 2019

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This week on the Ontario AgCast, Steve McCabe talks to us about his new role as Executive Director of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada, fly fishing and politics. Steve, craft beer and jeep aficionado, lends an interesting perspective on Canada’s role in agricultural technology and manufacturing- listen now!
Apr 04 2019
29 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 109 Victoria Berry October 25 2018

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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
Oct 25 2018
34 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 105 Dwayne Faber September 27 2018

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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.
Sep 26 2018
50 mins
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