CASE IH Connects at CFWF 2014 Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Beautiful Prince Edward Island (PEI) was the spot for the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation 2014 Annual Conference and CASE IH was a Russet sponsor of the event. The sponsor categories were aptly named this year in honor of PEI’s largest agricultural industry – potatoes – and Russet is the top. Two shiny red CASE IH tractors decorated the lawn of …

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Canadian Farm Writers Conference Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

This week on the ZimmCast we are previewing the upcoming Canadian Farm Writers Federation 2014 conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 2-5. That’s just a week from now, but if you have ever wanted to learn more about eastern Canadian agriculture, this would be the event to do it – and they would be happy to welcome more attendees! …

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Canadian Farm Writers to Dig Deep

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m going. Going on the bicycling farm tour again too! Although there is a brew tour at the same time. I talked with Kim Waalderbos who serves on this year’s committee for the annual conference of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation. She provides a preview of what this year’s conference will be like. We can’t wait to welcome you to …

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Canadian Farm Writers Going to the Island

Chuck Zimmerman

This year the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation Annual Conference is going to be hosted by the Atlantic Canada Farm Writers’ Association. That means we’ll be on Prince Edward Island, known as “the Island.” The conference will take place October 2-5. In addition to having a great conference we’ll be helping celebrate the Prince Edward Island Sesquicentennial. Plans include a long …

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The Young Agrarian Community

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’re going to talk about Young Agrarians. During the 2013 Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation conference you met Sara Dent from a presentation she did at our opening reception. Now meet Sara in a more personal way via a conversation we had at the close of the CFWF conference. My focus …

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People Who Love Bugs Who Eat Bugs

Chuck Zimmerman

The past president of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation, Tamara Leigh, shows off her Bekina Boots in this photo with several researchers. Tamara was presenting them with a thank you gift for taking time to meet with us. We were assembled in the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre during a stop on our CFWF farm tour. The Centre conducts research into …

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Understanding Agriburbia

Chuck Zimmerman

Have you heard of the term agriburbia? If not then this panel discussion that took place during the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation Conference will be helpful. The panel was titled, “Fraser Valley: is there room for big agriculture in a small setting?” This tied in with the theme of the conference. Our panelists were Dr. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair …

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Canadian Cranberry Time

Chuck Zimmerman

That cranberry was this big! At least that’s what it looks like Mike Wallis, BC Cranberry Growers Association Mgr., is saying during a presentation at Shergill Cranberry Farm, the second stop for the “farm bikers” tour group during the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation conference. Also on hand was farm manager Bob Deroche. They talked to us about the farm and …

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Dancing Bekina Boots

Chuck Zimmerman

These boots were made for dancing! Yep. Bekina ultra light polyurethane boots were dancing at the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation closing banquet. All attendees received a free pair from Bekina and on hand to talk about them was Canadian distributor Cory Gibson, Alliance Mercantile, Inc. He says the boots are very lightweight because of the synthetic plastic they’re made out …

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Sampling Farm House Natural Cheeses

Chuck Zimmerman

George Boyes and Debra Amrein-Boyes, owners of The Farm House Natural Cheeses hosted the farm bikers during our Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation tour. Debra welcomed us with a presentation about the farm their milk and delicious cheeses. We sampled a couple of those cheeses. None was left on the plate or in the bowl! The Farm House Natural Cheeses is …

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