Videos feature urban-rural conversations about farming

Visits Each of the five consumers got a tour of a Canadian farm — in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario

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BASF Canada has launched an online video series called Conversations On Sustainability with highlights of conversations between five farmers and five urbanites.

Each of the five consumers got a tour of a Canadian farm — in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario — to see the field, the machinery and the crops close up. They spoke one on one with growers and asked them questions like how much it costs an acre to run a farm, to how growers apply their herbicides, to how and why growers select particular seed varieties.

“I’m from downtown Toronto. I have no idea what life is like on a farm,” says Ron Schlumpf, a banker.

Schlumpf spent a day with Dan Ronceray on his farm in Somerset, Manitoba, where the two were able to share their perspectives.

Other participants included Humphrey Banack, a grower in Camrose, Alberta who met with Detlev Kloss, an inventory control manager from Whitby, Ontario; Curt Gessell, who operates a farm in Delisle, Saskatchewan who met Marie Duggan, an administrator from Tottenham, Ontario; Brian Vandervalk, a producer in Fort Macleod, Alberta, who met Mike Reid, a recent university graduate from Toronto; and Steve Twynstra, a grower in Ailsa Craig, Ontario, who met Gerry Johnston, a registered nurse from London, Ontario.

View the videos at www.you tube.com/BASFAgSolutions, the BASF Canada AgSolutions channel.

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