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