My students are helping promote a University of Guelph-led international conference about two hours north of here this summer, on boar semen technology. It’s the first time this globally minded gathering has ever come to...Read More
Author: Owen Roberts
Someone dropped the ball last week when Canada’s new food guide was unveiled. They forgot about farmers. The guide, which tells you what to eat to be healthy, was rolled out at two grocery stores, not far from Ottawa....Read More
In the two weeks since U.S. President George W. Bush pronounced his enhanced commitment to biofuel, momentum for it — and hysteria surrounding it — has switched into high gear. When Bush gushed about biofuel in his...Read More
Canada appears to be getting greener all the time. Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced the federal government will put more than $1.5 billion into funding for alternative energy technologies. That’s great for...Read More
Good for Toronto MP Olivia Chow. She’s leading a new initiative for affordable food for school kids. And while she needs to put some meat on the bones of her plan, which was unveiled last week at a news conference in...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.