The Back 40

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August 24, 2021 00:34:37
What's The Beef?

What's The Beef?

This week we are joined by Amanda Brodhagen who has grown up in rural Ontario and has an extensive amount of knowledge regarding the ag sector including the beef industry.  Amanda grew up on a beef farm near Bruner, Ontario and is currently an Agriculture & Agri-Food Associate at the Pathway Group.  Amanda wears many different hats including being a Counsellor for the Township of Perth East as well as working on her multi-generational family farm in Perth County.  Amanda joins us to discuss her experiences, what the future looks like and what some of the challenges are that producers will face. ...

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August 17, 2021 00:32:09
Marketing Your Farm

Marketing Your Farm

Branding is an important step in clearly defining your values and communicating your story to customers.  Whether you mean it or not, your brand is shaped by every interaction you have, on and off your farm.  Len Kahn, President of Kahntact, joins us to discuss what goes into a brand and how our actions shape consumer perceptions of our products & services.  A brand is so much more than just the logo and Len outlines how taking small steps can have a huge impact for your farm operation. ...

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August 10, 2021 00:31:00
Building Safer Farms

Building Safer Farms

On this episode of The Back 40 we spoke with Robin Anderson, Communications Co-Ordinator for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).  CASA works as a hub to provide resources, training and programs to make farms a safe place to live and work.  Join us as Robin discusses not only how to make your farm safer, but how to create healthier farm communities for future generations. ...

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August 03, 2021 00:37:37
Farm Succession Planning

Farm Succession Planning

This week on The Back 40 we are chatting with Maggie van Camp about the importance of succession planning.  She is a farmer, CEO of RedCrest Farms, Founder of Loft32 and currently is the National Agricultural Practice Development Leader at BDO Canada. During our conversation, Maggie discusses her personal experiences and the importance of having a plan in place to ensure a smooth transition from generation to generation. ...

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July 27, 2021 00:32:48
Guardians of The Grasslands

Guardians of The Grasslands

This week on The Back 40 we are joined by Amie Peck, Public & Stakeholder Engagement Specialist for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association & Producer of the Guardians of the Grasslands documentary.  The documentary released in 2020 highlights the importance of protecting Canada’s Prairie ecosystem.  Amie joins us to discuss the process of making the documentary and the role of cattle in preserving Canada’s grasslands.   ...

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July 20, 2021 00:28:05
Click Fork: The Online Farmers' Market

Click Fork: The Online Farmers' Market

This week on The Back 40 we are joined by Chantal Lewington, Owner of Click Fork & Co-Owner of Dalew Farms. Chantal has been involved in the food and agricultural industry for over 16 years and runs a grass-finished beef operation with her husband and three kids. Click Fork is an online marketplace where local producers can market and sell their products directly to consumers. The website allows consumers to connect with farmers and enjoy a variety of fresh, local products delivered directly to their home. ...

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