The Back 40

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July 13, 2021 00:32:36
Food Loss & Waste Reduction

Food Loss & Waste Reduction

On this episode of The Back 40 we spoke with Denise Philippe, Senior Policy Advisor with the National Zero Waste Council.  The National Zero Waste Council works by collaborating with various sectors to drive change towards waste prevention & reduction through the design, production and usage of goods.  Denise joins us to discuss some of the ways we can contribute to reducing our waste footprint and the costs associated with food loss. ...

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July 06, 2021 00:37:53
Mental Health & Farm Management

Mental Health & Farm Management

This week on The Back 40 we spoke with Heather Watson, Executive Director of Farm Management Canada.  Growing up in a farmhouse near Strathroy, Heather has always had a passion for agriculture.  Heather joins us to discuss the link between mental health & farm management practices and the role they play in helping us address stress in our day-to-day lives.     ...

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June 29, 2021 00:34:37
Agriculture from Space

Agriculture from Space

This week we are joined by Dr. Andrew Davidson who is the Manager of Earth Observation in Agriculture Canada's Centre for Agroclimate, Geomatics and Earth Observation.  Andrew will be joining us to discuss the RADARSAT-Constellation satellites and the various applications of the data.  Their research helps support and provide access to open source data that many would not have access to otherwise to encourage innovation & collaboration.  These satellites are helping to bring new solutions to address key challenges for future generations of Canadians. ...

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June 22, 2021 00:33:17
Canadian Agricultural Youth Council

Canadian Agricultural Youth Council

This week we are joined by Jerry Bos, Co-chair of the first every Canadian Agricultural Youth Council who runs a family dairy operation in New Brunswick.  The council is made up of 25 individuals from a variety of backgrounds who help advise on food-related challenges and issues affecting the agriculture and agri-food sectors.  Jerry joins us to discuss what led him to farming and how the Youth Council is working to inform, educate and promote new opportunities in the agricultural sector to the public. ...

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June 15, 2021 00:40:08
How to Discuss the Undiscussable

How to Discuss the Undiscussable

Today on The Back 40 we are chatting with Elaine Froese who is an Agricultural speaker and Farm Family Coach from Manitoba.  Elaine grew up on a farm near Winnipeg and currently lives on a 5,000 acre crop farm with her husband.  Elaine joins us to discuss how she helps farm families navigate through the many difficult, but very necessary conversations including transition and succession planning.  ...

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June 08, 2021 00:33:31
Building Ag Leaders

Building Ag Leaders

This week on The Back 40, we are joined by Gabe Ferguson who is the Leadership Programs Director at the Rural Ontario Institute.  Gabe is from Lambton County in Southern Ontario and has held many different positions with both government, private and not-for profit organizations over her 25 years within the agricultural industry.  She joins us today to discuss the Rural Ontario Institute's programs such as AALP that are working to develop leaders and facilitate collaboration to address key issues facing rural Ontario. ...

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