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Questions from visitors make “you realize the other things you should be talking about and explaining,” says Andria Carlyon of Triple Lyoness Farm. From left are Briana Carlyon, Derrick Rimmer, Andria, Rod, Janet, and Jessica Carlyon.

Open Farm Days has quickly become an Alberta institution

The event’s popularity has soared, with a twentyfold increase in visitors since its inception six years ago

Reading Time: 4 minutes Farmers are stepping up to the plate to satisfy the growing appetite of Albertans who want to experience agriculture first hand. More than 100 rural operations are on the hosting list for this year’s Alberta Open Farm Days on the Aug. 18-19 weekend. Even those involved in agriculture may be amazed at the variety of […] Read more

Rural and urban came together over a five-course meal to share their stories and ask questions about where our food comes from. 

Taking a seat at the table to share agriculture’s story

Reading Time: 4 minutes The picturesque old barn conjured up stereotypical images of an old-fashioned farm, but the conversation inside was all about the modern world of agriculture. The Seat at our Table event in the old white barn near Olds brought 150 people — mostly millennials — from across the province on Canadian Agriculture Day. But the goal […] Read more