Author: Owen Roberts

Bison up, wild boar down

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...

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A plan for Ontario agriculture

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...

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A tribute to Ginty Jocius

Guelph's Ginty Jocius was a Canadian agricultural communications pioneer, and much more. He passed away January 2, 2008. Here is his obituary:  GINTY JOCIUS 1946 – 2008   Gintarius (Ginty) Frank Jocius lost...

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Urban Cowboy

Raising awareness and promoting dialogue about current food and agriculture issues.


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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.