Everyone has their own approach to rural development and renewal, and many of them involve finding a niche, so residents there have something to do, or buy or...Read More
Author: Owen Roberts
Cattle and pigs aren't the only animals found on Canadian farms, but Statistics Canada says some alternative species that gained ground in last couple of decades have lost favour to conventional animals. That said, the...Read More
Farmers are starting to get people's attention. A wide-sweeping awakening is occurring among Canadians that agriculture significantly impacts the things they care about most, that is, health and the environment, as well as...Read More
Ontario Federation of Agriculture leaders meet annually early in the New Year with the provincial Minister of Finance to underline agriculture's contributions and needs. Here's a peek at what president Geri Kamenz will...Read More
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.