Aggie Days

Why This Farmer's Wife Agvocates

I could get vicious, but I always remember that our words can heal and be life-giving or they can be hurtful weapons -- so I strive to abide my the former. Fighting fire with fire just doesn't get anyone anywhere and if the naysayers keep coming at me with negativity, in the end it makes them look disrespectful.

Agriculture Operations in Alberta: Breaking Down The Different Types

Golden fields of wheat blowing in the breeze and cows lazily grazing in the lush green pasture are the first things that come to most people's minds when they think of Alberta agriculture, but there's more to the provincial ag industry than grain and cattle. The Wild Rose province is home to many different types of agricultural operations such as beekeeping, sugar beets, pulses, market gardens, elk, bison, pork, chicken, lamb, turkey, dairy, eggs and much more.

Alberta Cattle Ranchers Put Environment First

The Taillieu family of Tomahawk Cattle Ranch believes that cattle ranchers and farmers are environmentalists above all. The Taillieus received the 2013 Alberta Beef Producers' Environmental Stewardship Award for their innovative practices and sustainable management.

Meet Me at the Market - Farmers Markets in Calgary

Have you ever been to a Farmers' Market? I must admit that even as someone heavily involved in the agriculture industry, I was incredibly intimidated by the entire concept. Perhaps this is why an otherwise mundane shopping trip was made so memorable several years ago.

The Chicken and the Egg - What's Behind all the Variety?

So I was in my local grocery store the other week buying eggs. If you're like me, you just kind of go for what you know when you're shopping - favourite crackers, favourite yogurt, favourite cereal - you don't really look at what else is on the shelves anymore. But this particular day, it was as if I was seeing the egg section for the first time, and it's a wall.