Advocating for Agriculture Takes a Village
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
3M ago
Several years ago, AgMoreThanEver ran a campaign called “be somebody.” It was a brilliant short video of farmers recognizing that somebody should say something – somebody should stand up for ..read more
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Why Does it Feel Like We’re Living in a Crisis? Part 2
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
4M ago
When Howe and Strauss released The Fourth Turning book in 1997, they didn’t know when the Crisis would return. They only knew that it would, inevitably, like the rising of ..read more
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Why Does it Feel Like We’re Living in a Crisis?
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
5M ago
In our modern world, we like to think we have reframed time. We think we live in a domain of linear progress, of unending innovation moving us forward. When we ..read more
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You Have to Learn to be Comfortable in Your Own Skin
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
6M ago
You’ve probably heard of imposter syndrome. It involves feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite your education, experience, and accomplishments. To counter these feelings, you might end up ..read more
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Demand More From Your Government
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
6M ago
Demand more from your government. Tell them to stop blindly following the will of their party and do what is right for the future of their country. And if you don’t like how it’s being done, run for office yourself ..read more
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It’s Time to Have a Mature Discussion About Water Management
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
9M ago
No, it’s not drainage. Not really. Water management is far more than draining a few sloughs onto your neighbours. What is the most important resource for our crops? Fertilizer? Crop ..read more
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Food Security Must Trump Environmental Goals
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by Jake
11M ago
It’s time to change our priorities. Improving and protecting the environment is a worthy goal worth pursuing, but not at the expense of food security ..read more
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Sustainable Agriculture Thrives When Farmers are Free to Choose How to Farm
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by Jake
1y ago
Nobody understands the importance of sustainability like family farmers—and if we’re allowed to make basic, strategic farming decisions without interference, we can guarantee that agriculture will remain sustainable into the ..read more
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Does Agriculture Have a Looming Labour Crisis?
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
1y ago
I’ve always been a farmer. I grew up steps away from where I live now, near the village of Fillmore in southeastern Saskatchewan. My grandparents acquired a 640-acre property in ..read more
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A Year in the Life of a Farmer – A Video
The Life of a Farmer
by Jake
1y ago
We started seeding today. The beginning of seeding is always complicated, frustrating, and nerve-wracking. The final push to get the last details in place, getting logistics organized, getting used to ..read more
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