IPM 2018 expected to attract more than 80,000 visitors to Pain Court

IPM 2018 expected to attract more than 80,000 visitors to Pain Court

by Kim Cooper Well, the time is here for Chatham-Kent to show everyone what we are made of. The 101st Annual International Plowing Match (IPM) and Rural Expo is here. After four years of planning and hard work by hundreds and hundreds of volunteers, we are ready! This is just not a plowing match for […]

Column: Offensive sign thankfully removed

Column: Offensive sign thankfully removed

The sign that caused a lot of consternation in Chatham-Kent has been taken down. Ralph Baker told CKReview News over the weekend that the owner of land the sign was on was living in fear for his and his wife’s safety. He knew his controversial sign would be greeted by opposing voices. Baker did not […]

Agriculture trivia

Agriculture trivia

by Kim Cooper Do you enjoy discovering interesting facts about life and the things around us? There is so much to learn, including information about agriculture and food you may not know. Popcorn pops because water is stored in a small circle of soft starch in each kernel. As the kernel is heated, the water […]

Crop scouting

Crop scouting

by Kim Cooper When I was much younger, I was a member of the Cub and Boy Scout troop at Victoria Avenue United Church. The motto for the Boy Scouts was ‘Be Prepared.’ That is always a good plan in all areas of life, including the agriculture sector. In Chatham-Kent, our producers grow over 70 […]

East Kent Vintage Equipment Club hosts annual show on Civic Day weekend

East Kent Vintage Equipment Club hosts annual show on Civic Day weekend

  by Kim Cooper Have you ever heard of the East Kent Vintage Equipment Club? If not, let’s look at this group, which operates out of the Ridgetown area. The East Kent Vintage Equipment Club started in 2004 by a group of antique tractor enthusiasts. Their mission statement is “Preserving Our Agricultural Heritage for Education […]

Local food week in Chatham-Kent

Local food week in Chatham-Kent

The week of June 4-10 will be celebrated as Local Food Week across all of Ontario. Ontario is a strong supporter of local food. Over the past 10 years, the province has invested more than $116 million in initiatives and projects that help promote and celebrate the good things that are grown, harvested and made […]

Agriculture words and meanings IV

Agriculture words and meanings IV

by Kim Cooper This week, we will continue to look at various terms and phrases related to the agriculture sector. Thank you to Farm and Food Care Ontario for their help with this. Polled – Breeds of goats or cattle that are naturally born without horns. Poults – From the time they hatch until they’re […]

Agriculture words and meanings III

Agriculture words and meanings III

  by Kim Cooper In any sector of life we are in, we become familiar with words and phrases used in that sector that we take for granted but others might not fully understand. Agriculture is no exception, so let’s go over some general definitions as it relates to farming. Thank you to Farm and […]

Interesting facts about pigs

Interesting facts about pigs

by Kim Cooper We all have eaten many products from our friend the pig. Bacon, pork chops, spare ribs, pork roast and so many other food items. But what do we really know about the pig? Today, let’s find our more. Despite their reputation, pigs are not dirty animals. They’re actually quite clean. The pig’s […]

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