farm writers

Ontario farm journalists honoured

Two long-time Ontario agricultural journalists were honoured for their contributions to farm writing by the Eastern Canada Farm Writers’ Association (ECFWA) at its annual meeting last week. Glenn Powell and Jim Romahn became Life Members, a designation awarded by the ECFWA to agricultural journalists who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture, to the ECFWA, to […]

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Farm writers elect new president

There’s a new leader at the helm of the Eastern Canada Farm Writers’ Association (ECFWA). Clare Illingworth, a communications specialist with Syngenta Crop Protection, became president of the organization at its annual meeting this week. Illingworth, who has served on the ECFWA board for several years, first as a director and most recently as Second […]

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Experience new world agriculture in Canada

Canada is a land built on the foundations of agriculture and the hard work of generations of immigrants and farmers. These are the people who came to what was the “New World” to lay the groundwork for the life, culture and society we enjoy here today. Around the globe today, our country is admired as […]

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Farmers turn to alternative agriculture

Growing numbers of farmers are turning to alternative agriculture and agri-tourism initiatives to help them earn a living. That message was illustrated by several speakers at the recent Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual meeting in Edmonton, Alberta earlier this month. Ron Hamilton, Mary Ellen Grueneberg and Doug Livingstone have each found a different niche for […]

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A global environmental research hub

Ontario is emerging as one of the world’s leading centres of environmental research. That was the message Ontario farm writers heard at the University of Western Ontario’s Biotron at a tour there recently. The tour was a follow up to a presentation made by former Biotron General Manager Amar Singh, who first spoke about the […]

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Dealing with climate change

Helping the world adapt to climate change is the mission of a unique research facility at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. The Biotron, one of the most advanced of its kind in the world, is working to bridge research in environment, agriculture, medicine and engineering in order to respond to environmental change.

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