The Back 40

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March 09, 2021 00:31:38
Are You "In the Know"?

Are You "In the Know"?

On this episode of The Back 40 we talk to Jackie Ralph, Youth Awareness & Education Supervisor for the CMHA Grey-Bruce.  Jackie grew up in Priceville, Ontario and has worked at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for 17 years.  Today she joins us to discuss how programs such as “In the Know”, developed through the University of Guelph, will play an important role in improving the accessibility of mental health resources across rural Ontario. ...

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March 02, 2021 00:34:06
Let's Talk Fire Prevention

Let's Talk Fire Prevention

This week on The Back 40 we are joined by Pierre-André Meunier of PrevTech Innovations.  PrevTech is a Quebec based company that is making noise in the agricultural industry.  Their smart sensor technology provides 24/7 monitoring of the health of a farms’ electrical systems.  The system sends alerts directly to the farmer, that serve as an early warning sign of equipment malfunctions or temperature changes in an electrical panel that could lead to a barn fire.  Their ultimate goal is to help prevent costly downtimes and major losses for the farmer.     ...

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February 23, 2021 00:30:34
What's Your Story?

What's Your Story?

This week on The Back 40 we are joined by Fresh Air Farmer, Andrew Campbell.  Andrew is well known in the ag world as a strong ag-vocate all across North America!  Andrew's farming roots run deep back to 1794 in Scotland and he currently runs a dairy & grain farm in Southern Ontario.  Join us as we discuss the importance, for the agricultural community, of telling your story to provide consumers with a better understand of farming.  ...

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February 12, 2021 00:24:39
A Look Behind the Scenes at Canada's Ag Day

A Look Behind the Scenes at Canada's Ag Day

Join us for Episode #2 of The Back 40 Podcast as we talk to Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations from Farm Credit Canada.  Canada's Ag Day plays a huge role in bringing attention to our agricultural industry and the pride we all share in growing healthy, sustainable food.  Marty will be joining us to discuss how Canada's Ag Day started and what we can expect out of the virtual celebrations this year! ...

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February 12, 2021 00:31:28
The Disconnect Between Farmers & Consumers

The Disconnect Between Farmers & Consumers

Join us as for Episode #1 of The Back 40 Podcast with Kelly Daynard, Executive Director of Farm & Food Care, Ontario.  Kelly grew up on a corn, wheat and soy bean farm just west of Guelph and has had worked in agricultural communications for many years.  Kelly has a passion for agriculture which has pushed her to better understand the connection between farmers and consumers while working to improve communication between the two groups. ...

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