I’ve always been interested in food, although granted, mostly about eating it than anything else.
Growing up on a farm, I was secure in my knowledge of where food came from.
It wasn’t until I left home to go to school that I realized I was one of a lucky minority in that situation.
Since then, my 15 years of working in agriculture have taught me that there are few people out there with more interesting, unique and innovative stories to tell than farmers and the people they work with.
They live and work in a world that few of us really know anything about – it’s challenging and risky with long hours and not always a guarantee of a good payoff at the end of the day.
Ok, so maybe not so different than that of many entrepreneurs who run small to medium-sized businesses, but it’s also a world that helps feed, nourish and sustain the rest of us.
Farmers feed us, work to improve our environmental landscapes and provide jobs – both directly and indirectly – to thousands.
How they and others in the industry do that is the focus of this blog: news, information and comment about the farming side of Canadian food from the perspective of someone who works for and with Ontario’s farm community.
Professionally, I’m a freelance journalist, writer and editor, communications project manager and event planner in the Canadian agriculture, agri-business and agri-food world – based near Guelph, Ontario, about an hour west of Toronto.
If you’re in that same world and need some help with a communications project – from news release, brochure or news story to full-length reports and booklets or even multi-day event planning and management – I might be able to assist.
Here’s a link to my business website if you’re interested in learning more: www.agrifoodprojects.ca.
Thanks for reading and for your interest in Canada’s fabulous food and farming sector,