So God made a farmer’s wife

So God made a farmer’s wife

by Kim Cooper In keeping with the theme of women in agriculture, here is Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer” speech and taking that original article and discussing the many attributes of a farmer’s wife.   And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker!” […]

Women in agriculture

Women in agriculture

by Kim Cooper I have written hundreds of articles on various sectors dealing with our agricultural world. This industry, as well as many industries in our modern society, has been seemingly dominated by the male gender. When it comes to agriculture, women have always and continue to play a vital role in the development and […]

Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables

Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables

by Kim Cooper If we are honest, most of us, including me, sometimes get eating snack foods that I probably shouldn’t be eating. We all know how important fruits and vegetables are in terms of a healthy diet, but we just don’t eat enough of them for many reasons. Sometimes, reaching for a snack is […]

So God made a farmer

So God made a farmer

by Kim Cooper “So God Made a Farmer” was the name of a speech given by the radio broadcaster Paul Harvey at a 1978 Future Farmers of America convention. The speech is taken from a 1975 article written by Harvey, which was originally taken from a letter to the editor to a daily newspaper in […]

Eggs

Eggs

by Kim Cooper The egg is one of those basic, yet fascinating foods we take for granted. This week, let’s look at some questions many people have about eggs. As with all our agricultural sectors here in Ontario, quality is number one when it comes to the eggs you eat. Freshness is an important factor, […]

Celery

Celery

by Kim Cooper I have been taking celery to work every day and eating them as a snack. I don’t know much about celery, so I thought we all could learn a bit. In the past, celery was grown as a vegetable for winter and early spring; it was perceived as a cleansing tonic, welcomed […]

Quiz on Agriculture

Quiz on Agriculture

by Kim Cooper My late father Jack Cooper told me many times that I should learn something new each day. I have tried to do that in my lifetime and have encouraged my children and grandchildren to always be on a learning curve. Farming and food has been part of my life for over 40 […]

Purpose of the weekly article

Purpose of the weekly article

by Kim Cooper Happy New Year to each of you! I trust this year will bring you health, joy, and a sense of peace in your hearts. As we begin another new year, it’s always good to look back and see where we have been in order to see where we are going. I have […]

Michigan Sugar Company tour

Michigan Sugar Company tour

by Kim Cooper What do you get when you have 11 University of Guelph agriculture students, one old guy (me) in a van heading to Croswell, Michigan to tour the Michigan Sugar Company facility? A great time for sure! I was invited by Paige Handsor to accompany this young and brilliant group in October. Paige’s […]

LTVCA tree program

LTVCA tree program

by Kim Cooper The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) has jurisdiction over the watersheds of all streams which drain into the Thames River from the village of Delaware to Lake St. Clair. Its southern boundary has jurisdiction over the watersheds of all streams which drain into Lake Erie, from the Talbot Creek watershed in […]

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