Ep 155: Raising ALLLLL the animals – Angus Creek Farms

On the show today are Brenten and Meika Pelleboer from Angus Creek Farms, a family in Canada that raises beef cattle, pork, chickens, lambs, and even honey. The Pelleboers recently started selling direct right at the start of the Covid pandemic.

https://www.anguscreekfarms.ca/

https://www.instagram.com/anguscreekfarms/

Show Notes:

  • What got you started farming?
  • helping spouse with ag…
  • Challenges of raising beef, pork, lambs, chickens, AND bees
  • Interest in selling to customers.
  • Starting direct-to-consumer during Covid pandemic
  • What challenges they had?

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Ep 132: Alberta on a Plate

Canada, a neighbor to the North is home to countless amazing farmers, ranchers, and restaurants. Our guest today is Rheannon Green from Alberta on a Plate, which Canada, a neighbor to the North is home to countless amazing farmers, ranchers, and restaurants. Our guest today is Rheannon Green from Alberta on a Plate, which is dedicated to celebrating farmers and restaurants throughout the province. What was first inspired by Alberta Farm Days has transformed into a huge resource for farmers, consumers, and restaurant owners who all want to support local food. Check them out at the links below.

Website: https://www.albertaontheplate.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abontheplate

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abontheplate

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Show Notes:

  • 40000 farms in Alberta
  • Rheannon’s background Background
  • Start of Alberta on a Plate
  • Alberta farm days
  • Why is a strong local food economy important?
  • Any examples of farmers and chefs working together?
  • How has this helped Rheannon see how food is made and how we can make better food decisions?

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Ep 124: Day in the life of a Canadian Chicken Farmer

Peter Dyck is a self-described Chicken farmer, tractor driver, Ag fanboy. Not a bad background. Peter, also known as Pete, married into the chicken business and raises pullets, which are young female chickens destined for egg-laying. In our interview, Pete and I chat about that Canadian chicken farming looks like, what makes “free-range chickens” actually free-range, and how he got into drone filming, which has resulted in some awesome videos.

Check them out at the links below:

Peter on Instagram

Alberta on a plate interview featuring Peter

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Show Notes

  • Peter’s Background
  • Basics of chicken farming
  • Life of a chicken
  • Egg laying birds and meat birds (broilers)
  • What are pullet chickens?
  • How are chicken vaccines given
  • Are chickens given anti-biotics and growth hormones?
  • Health benefits of eggs
  • What are free range chickens?
  • Canada agriculture
  • How Pete got into drone filming
  • Thoughts on farmer/consumer relationship

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Ep 99: Farmer/Podcaster – Katelyn Duban

Katelyn Duban is a farmer and podcaster from Southern Alberta, Canada. Katelyn was not from a farming background until she married her husband. Now, Katelyn lives the farming/ranching life as well as runs the wildly popular Rural Woman Podcast and WildRoseFarmer brand.

Today on episode 99, Katelyn and I talk about how she got into production agriculture, he new hobby of raising meat goats, and how her podcast got to 200,000 downloads in 2 years! Be sure to check out Katelyn’s podcast and website at the links below!

Check out Katelyn at the links below:

WildRoseFarmer Website

The Rural Woman Podcast

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Show Notes

  • Katelyn’s background
  • A Non-Agriculture background
  • Learning about farming on the job
  • Canada Agriculture
  • Growing grain, oilseed
  • Raising goats
  • Canadian Certified Organic
  • Starting the Rural Woman Podcast
  • Reaching 200,000 podcast downloads in two years

Quotes of the Show

  • “Be your authentic self”
  • “Numbers are vanity”
  • “Be there for when they are successful. Don’t be jealous of their success.”
  • “Ag needs to support Ag.”

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Podcast Ep. 25: Jared Regier – Vegetable Academy

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Our guest today is Jared Regier.  Jared is the creator of Vegetable Academy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Vegetable Academy is designed to teach urban farming and small scale vegetable production.  We will discuss how the academy started, the impact they hope to have with sustainable agriculture, and more!

Check them out at the links below:

Vegetable Academy Website

Vegetable Academy Instagram

Additional Episode Links:

Podcast on iTunes

Podcast on Spotify

Podcast on Waypoint

Key points we will cover:

  • Start of Vegetable Academy
  • Agriculture in Canada
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • “Ah-Ha” Moments with growers
  • How to start a small scale vegetable garden
  • Tips and Tricks with Gardening