October 26, 2018

As part of my AdvancingAg journey I recently headed to Fargo, ND at the recommendation of my mentor, Chris Spasoff, to attend the NDSU Barley and Malting Quality Course. The focus of this short course was “A Field to Brewhouse Perspective.” Hosted by the Northern Crops Institute on the grounds of the beautiful North Dakota State University campus, the course drew students from va...

October 18, 2018

In this Advancing Ag Program, I am very grateful to have been paired with “the perfect fit” as my mentor. Ben Graham is very talented, knowledgeable and is recognized as an expert in the agriculture industry. Ben is the president of AdFarm, a top marketing communication agency throughout the agriculture industry, based in Calgary. Since the beginning of the program, we've develop...

October 17, 2018

Hello again! I hope harvest in your area is going as smoothly as can be expected this year with challenging weather conditions across the province. Recently I have been busy making plans to reach my personal objectives for the Advancing Ag year. My mentor for the year, Geoff Backman, Marketing Specialist for the Alberta Wheat Commission, has previous experience that overlaps with...

October 16, 2018

My AdvancingAg journey is off to a great start! This September I was able to participate in an event called ‘City Slickers,’ which is held out in Parkland County, Alberta. The City Slickers program works with Edmonton-area schools and brings over 1000 children from grades 4 and 5 out to Parkland County farms to learn about where their food comes from and the farm life! This is a...

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