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It could be Dawson City or Cheyenne or any Old West town. In fact, the movie set located on the sprawling CL Ranch west of Calgary has been all of those places over the past two decades.

There’s no business like show business for Calgary-area rancher

CL Ranch has played host to dozens of movies and TV shows — 
and it’s made its farm business more sustainable

Rancher Cherie Copithorne-Barnes wasn’t dreaming about being in show business when she got a strange phone call in the early 1990s. “They asked if they could come out and bring us to a spot on our land,” said Copithorne-Barnes, CEO of CL Ranch just west of Calgary. “We stood up on the hill, and they […] Read more

You need to control the message and get ahead of the story, said Grant Ainsley, 
media trainer, at Alberta Milk’s annual general meeting.

Don’t wing it — or refuse comment — if your farm makes the six o’clock news

Consultant and media trainer Grant Ainsley has some basic advice for dealing with the media

If the media ever shows up at your farm, treat them like you would a “big hungry dog,” says PR consultant and media trainer Grant Ainsley. “You have to feed it, or it will howl, bark and eventually bite,” he said. “You can’t always control what happens, but you can control your reaction.” The worst […] Read more