The Liberals and the Conservatives both stopped by Guelph last week, seeking opinion on agriculture and food, including research and policy priorities. To me, it all starts with farmers being profitable, which is tied to how much we value food and are willing to pay for it. Research can create new production efficiencies to keep farming profitable. It's the topic of my Urban Cowboy column today in the Guelph Mercury.
About The Author
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.