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AdFarm founder receives distinguished agrologist award

Kim McConnell has received the 2015 distinguished agrologist award from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. The founder of AdFarm, one of North America’s largest agricultural communications and marketing firms, has been a champion of agriculture, said David Lloyd, CEO of the institute. “Kim continues to be an industry pioneer where he is relentless at enhancing […] Read more

No meeting date in sight for Council of Beef Leaders

The Council of Beef Leaders proposed in last year’s Straw Man Beef Industry Initiative may not meet until the fall, said the man in charge of bringing all the players to the table. “We haven’t had a meeting yet,” said Colin Jeffares, a former provincial assistant deputy minister of agriculture. “I’m not sure when a […] Read more


Canada Beef charting its own course

Rob Meijer says straw man report offers an ‘interesting perspective’ but Canada Beef has its own plan for boosting the fortunes of the beef industry

The newly formed Council of Beef Leaders may be missing a key player when it meets later this winter. “The beef industry has enough structures and organizations and committees,” said Rob Meijer, president of Canada Beef Inc. “We’re not of the view that we need yet another one. “We are nowhere near accepting of an advisory council.” The council is one of the key recommendations […] Read more