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Hot, hot, hot!

I went in search of the perfect agriculture-related Christmas gift for the farmer who has everything… and, believe me, many farmers do have everything although they’d never admit it. In the entrance to the Russell Foodland I...

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Gator aid

One afternoon recently, brother Mark and I forsook the gruelling another-day-in-paradise beer and beach ritual in Fort Myers, Florida, for a short trip to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, a 3,500-acre, free-admission managed...

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Really big show

By all accounts, Blackrapids Farmfest Oct. 14 was a resounding success, drawing hundreds of supporters and earning thousands of dollars for dairy barn fire victim Peter Ruiter and family. I say “by all accounts” because I didn’t...

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Home away from home

Some three and a half years after the University of Guelph decided to toss Kemptville Agricultural College on the scrap heap, the arbitrary decision continues to grate. Many questions remain such as: Where did U of G get the...

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One step forward…

Ten years in the making, another new winery has opened in Eastern Ontario, this one being Stone Crop Acres outside Morrisburg. Great location, very scenic, country estate-ish, nice people running it and, as a bonus, decent wine!...

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Big Cheese

I think I was there seven years ago at the inaugural edition of what’s known as the Great Canadian Cheese Festival held early in June at the Picton Fairgrounds. It certainly had been awhile. So Lynn and I decided last-minute to...

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