When Passion Meets Vision: The Ryan Hreljac Story — March 30, 2015

In 1998, six-year-old Ryan began raising money so kids across the world could have clean water. His foundation, Ryan’s Well, has raised over $6 million to date. If you’d like to help change lives with Ryan’s Well, go to https://www.ryanswell.ca/donate Video highlights: • Ryan started out doing odd jobs in his neighbourhood to raise funds […]

Webinar: New Consumer Trends and the Opportunity for Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Businesses — March 22, 2015

Changing consumer tastes and preferences are important drivers of the today’s food landscape. Find out which emerging consumer trends are creating opportunity for Canadian agriculture and agri-food businesses. Pre-recorded FCC Agriwebinar from December 1, 2014 featuring John Cranfield. About John Cranfield John is a Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at […]

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VIDEO: The many definitions of bread

Bread is on one hand one of the world’s most common foods, but on the other hand one of the most varied. In this video, staff at the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) talk about the different types of bread around the world, and how they work with customers to determine the best type of […]

Management Moment: Life Insurance — March 16, 2015

Life insurance can’t change unfortunate circumstances, but it can soften the blow and give your family time to heal when the unthinkable happens. Video highlights: •Seeding, planting and harvest are the most dangerous times of year due to excessive work  hours •Consider the implications to your family and farm partners if death or injury occurs […]

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VIDEO: Blending more ‘superfood’ into the North American diet

It’s hardly an exaggeration to call pulses a ‘superfood’ — they’re high in protein and other nutrients, they’ve been proven to reduce bad cholesterol and they provide free nitrogen for the farmers who grow them. But while they’re a staple in diets in the Middle East, consumption is low in North America. In this video, […]

Ask an Expert: Trade Agreements — March 8, 2015

Free trade agreement (FTA) experts Pierre Marc Johnson and Frédéric Seppey explain some of the ins and outs of FTAs beyond the tariffs.   Video highlights: •FTAs give Canada better access in specific emerging markets •Successfully negotiated FTAs give Canada competitive advantages in the global economy •The tariff phase-out period helps give sectors time to […]

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VIDEO: The gluten story

If you’ve ever chewed a few kernels of wheat to make ‘gum,’ you’ve done a gluten test. Domestic and overseas wheat millers do a somewhat more sophisticated gluten test to determine how flour milled from different wheats will perform in a bakery. The gluten strength of different varieties has been in the news lately, and […]

Engage and Motivate Your Farm Employees — March 2, 2015

Hear from human resources expert Michelle Painchaud on how you can create a culture that engages and motivates family and employees. Video highlights: •Employees become very engaged when motivated properly •If you don’t know what motivates you, your employees won’t either •Your workplace has a culture and managers help define that culture •Surround yourself with […]