The Back 40

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December 14, 2021 00:29:19
Investing in Innovation

Investing in Innovation

This week on The Back 40 we are joined by Joe Dales, Co-Founder & President, Agri & Food Innovation at the RH Accelerator in London, Ontario.  Joe has had an extensive career in the agricultural industry including as a co-founder of Farms.com.  The RH Accelerator is an investment company that helps new and rising agri-businesses grow by providing them with expert advice, industry resources and financial capital.  Listen in as Joe and Mike discuss the RH Accelerator, the state of innovation in agriculture and creating an eco-system where unique ideas can grow and thrive. ...

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December 07, 2021 00:40:14
One Planet, One Health

One Planet, One Health

This week on The Back 40 we spoke with Dr Jeff Wichtel, Chair of the One Health Advisory Board, and Dr Cate Dewey, Director of the One Health Institute, at the University of Guelph.  The Institute operates by a strength in numbers approach. By working collaboratively they bring together individuals from multiple disciplines to solve our planet’s most complex plant, animal and environmental health problems. Listen as Cate & Jeff talk about how One Health is helping to solve today’s critical health issues, how collaboration can lead to innovative solutions and create a culture of change makers for the future. ...

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November 30, 2021 00:31:36
Agriculture & Nature Working Together

Agriculture & Nature Working Together

On this episode of The Back 40, we spoke with Bryan Gilvesy CEO of ALUS.  ALUS provides farmers and ranchers the opportunity to implement nature-based solutions to climate change that contribute to cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity.  Currently their network of over 1,100 farmers in 31 communities helps deliver eco-system services to their community such as carbon sequestration, flood control and much more.   ...

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November 23, 2021 00:28:39
Farm to Table Traceability

Farm to Table Traceability

This week on The Back 40, we sat down with Rory O’Sullivan, Founder & CEO of Grain Discovery.  Grain Discovery is an Ontario based company that is working to digitize the entire supply chain from seed to the end consumer.  Their focus is to provide a tool for producers to meet the increasing consumer demand for transparency using blockchain technology to create a digital food passport.  Rory joins us to discuss how this passport and digitization will help standardize data, increase efficiency & security, while allowing consumers to have a stronger connection with their food. ...

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November 16, 2021 00:59:47
Being a Small Player in A Big Market

Being a Small Player in A Big Market

This week we are joined by Jackie Fraser, Owner of Fraberts Fresh Foods in Fergus, Ontario.  Fraberts is a family-run market that specializes in providing fresh, local food from all across Ontario.  Jackie joins us to discuss how they differentiate themselves in an already crowded industry and how they have overcome many different challenges since opening their doors. ...

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November 09, 2021 00:27:59
Making Sense of Data

Making Sense of Data

This week on The Back 40, we spoke with Cole Powers Co-Founder of IntelliCulture.  IntelliCulture provides farm management solutions to address three of the industries largest challenges: labour availability, pest prevention and machine safety.  Cole joins us to discuss the importance of collecting data, how it can help farmers prevent breakdowns and ultimately gain more insight into their operation. ...

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