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Terry Banack asked her Open Farm Days visitors what is made from the little black seeds in her hand. Their curiosity about modern farming was ‘refreshing,’ she said.

Open Farm Days: This is how you connect with consumers

Yes, there were questions about GMOs and hormones in meat, 
but the farm visitors were just ‘amazed’ by what they saw and learned

As farm leaders, Humphrey Banack and Kent Erickson are well aware that consumers are increasingly critical about how their food is produced. So they were expecting tough questions when they put up the ‘Come On In’ sign for this year’s edition of Alberta Open Farm Days. But that’s not what happened. “They were amazed at […] Read more

Cargill opens crush plant in Camrose

Cargill has officially opened its canola-processing facility in Camrose, saying it will “place Alberta’s canola sector at a competitive advantage in the global marketplace as markets become available through the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership” trade deal. “This plant has the capacity to process over one million tonnes of canola per year and will provide Alberta canola […] Read more