Month: March 2010

New Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre in Guelph

Guelph’s Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre is the only one of its kind in the country – and it’s being watched closely by other jurisdictions interested in boosting their efforts in this area. Although there are many research parks, the ATCC is the only one that houses organizations dedicated to market development and expansion and new company […]

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Boots, buckles and excellent editing

The following is a guest post by University of Guelph student Rebecca Hannam, who recently participated in a student exchange with ag communications students at Oklahoma State University. **** Members of CanACT, the Canadian Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at the University of Guelph visited Oklahoma State University (OSU) recently and learned that Oklahomans are proud […]

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Farmers fuel Formula One

There’s power in biofuel! The Ferrari team finished one-two at the opening Formula One Grand Prix of the season in Bahrain over the weekend. Sure, that’s sports news, but what also makes this feed, fuel and farm news is that these race cars were powered by an experimental biofuel made from Eastern Ontario wheat straw.

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Teats and tweets

A unique project brings daily activities of milking cows to new media tool Twitter. This article appears in this month’s Ontario Dairy Farmer magazine and is the full length version of shorter blog article I posted here a couple of weeks ago. They’re an unlikely team – a new media researcher in Waterloo, an English […]

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Fruit and veg snack program a no-brainer

We all know diet and nutrition are directly linked to health, and we’re often told we can help make that link by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. Yet, as a population, we seem to be getting fatter and unhealthier – a trend that is most alarming in young people as we see childhood obesity […]

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