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Sustainable Fertilizer Use in Agriculture – the 4 Rs – What is it?
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:31:22 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Fertilizer is fundamental to agriculture and key to feeding the world population. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are often the focus—what agronomists call crop nutrients. Yet fertilizer use can have unintended effects on soil ecosystems, water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions. So, sustainable use of fertilizer is a key issue in farm sustainability. The 4R Nutrient Stewardship program brings together agronomy,...
Talk Dirt To Me - Ecological Farmers - Val Steinmann, Brent Preston, Sarah Hargreaves
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:32:10 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

On this episode, Cam takes a trip to Heartwood Farm & Cidery to catch up with some friends from the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO). Val Steinmann and Brent Preston are both farmers involved with EFAO's award-winning farmer-led research program, coordinated by Sarah Hargreaves. Together they talk about the importance of soil for their operations, how EFAO has supported...
Canadian food and food policy, a talk with Dr. Lenore Newman
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:29:59 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Abdul talks with Lenore Newman, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment. She also serves as Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute.
Environmental Farm Plan: Ag's Best Kept Secret?
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:29:50 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

The Environmental Farm Plan or EFP builds sustainability on Ontario and Canadian farms by farmers assessing their farms' environmental risks and changing practices to reduce or eliminate those risks. It began over 25 years ago in Ontario, led by farmer organizations working with governments, building consensus and changing social norms. EFP has now spread across Canada and evolved to fit...
Food Security: From Excess to Enough - A Chat with author Ralph Martin
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:29:34 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Ralph Martin’s new book is an evocative mix of science, philosophy, memoir, reflection and manifesto for change. And food and farming tie it all together. Food security is certainly a focus, but the book ranges far beyond a narrow view of that phrase. Ralph is a retired professor of plant agriculture at Guelph with an emphasis on organic agriculture and...
Soil Conservation Council of Canada with Jim Totarchuk
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:29:50 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Soil health and conservation is a hot topic in Canadian agriculture. The Soil Conservation Council of Canada is the only national organization working on soil conservation and Jim Totarchuk, Executive Director of the council, tells us about the council and its work. In November 2021, the council held their virtual Summit on Canadian Soil Health 2021 with the theme “Healthy...
What a Year! Highlights of 2021 in Farming and Food
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

What a year 2021 was in agriculture and food! Emily, Abdul and Paul get together to review some highlights of events in agriculture and food, from global to local. The UN Food Systems Summit made its mark. Extreme weather and climate change made their impact. Flooding in British Columbia and drought throughout western Canada and northwest Ontario prompted Government assistance...
Talk Dirt to Me - Ontario Soil Network with Mel Luymes and Tori Waugh
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:33:50 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Series host Cameron Ogilvie talks with Mel Luymes and Tori Waugh about the state of Ontario's agricultural soils and how the Ontario Soil Network, a farmer-to-farmer learning network, is improving soil health across the province.
From City to Farm: An Agriculture Student's experience at Guelph
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:29:20 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Abdul talks to Alan Abdul Kader (@fortybytwenty) , an undergraduate student in the Ontario Agricultural College, on a range of issues in today's agriculture. Alan traces his journey as a young high school student who fell in love with agriculture while working on friend's family farms. The values of farming, including the ability to care for nature and being outdoors...
What is in our food? Food quality and safety with Dr. Maria Corradini
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:28:51 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Emily Duncan talks about the quality and safety of the food we eat with Dr. Maria Corradini of the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph. Maria discusses her research in food processing and value addition. The discussion highlights the role of food processing in improving the quality, safety and life of food. It emphasizes the need for consumers...
Plant based diets by Katherine Eckert
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:26:14 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

In this episode, we speak to Katherine Eckert, a Ph.D. student and Arrell Food Scholar at the University of Guelph. Katherine discusses working with the Guelph Family Health Study and the creation of the new "Plant-Based Proteins: Recipes Made Easy-Peasy". We also discuss Katherine's journey to health and nutrition, Ph.D. research, and the conversations around plant-based diets.
First Nations, Agriculture, and Colonialism with Cadmus Delorme
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:26:51 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Agriculture played an important role in colonialism and the dispossession of Indigenous peoples. Today it could help build prosperity and reconciliation. We hear from Chief Cadmus Delorme on the history of agriculture and colonialism as it is expressed on Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4 in Saskatchewan.
Indigenous Agricultural Innovation with Thomas Benjoe
22 Apr, 2022 | 0:27:53 |
EN | Paul Smith | Food Farm Talk

Agriculture played an important role in colonialism and today it can hopefully help build reconciliation. We explore how First Nations can pursue prosperity through business development in agriculture and agri-business with Thomas Benjoe, President/CEO of FHQ Developments in Saskatchewan, chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and 2021 Report on Business Changemaker. Thomas and FHQ held a virtual conference in...
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