23 episodes

AgAnnex Talks is a biweekly podcast brought to you by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media: Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Fruit & Vegetable, Manure Manager and Canadian Poultry.

Every other week, we'll host compelling conversations on topics that matter to Canada's agriculture industry, with some of the most important and trusted voices. You'll hear from experts in the world of ag safety, labour and staffing, mental health, and much more.

For detailed show notes, visit agannex.com.

To learn more about each of the brands behind this podcast, please visit us online:
http://topcropmanager.com
http://potatoesincanada.com
http://fruitandveggie.com
http://manuremanager.com
http://canadianpoultrymag.com

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AgAnnex Talks is a biweekly podcast brought to you by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media: Top Crop Manager, Potatoes in Canada, Fruit & Vegetable, Manure Manager and Canadian Poultry.

Every other week, we'll host compelling conversations on topics that matter to Canada's agriculture industry, with some of the most important and trusted voices. You'll hear from experts in the world of ag safety, labour and staffing, mental health, and much more.

For detailed show notes, visit agannex.com.

To learn more about each of the brands behind this podcast, please visit us online:
http://topcropmanager.com
http://potatoesincanada.com
http://fruitandveggie.com
http://manuremanager.com
http://canadianpoultrymag.com

    IWCA Series: Ellen Sparry

    IWCA Series: Ellen Sparry

    If you work with cereals in Ontario, odds are you’ve heard of Ellen Sparry – she’s a go-to person for cereals research and production questions, according to “Wheat Pete” Johnson. Sparry is the general manager of CandM Seeds in Palmerston, Ont., as well as wheat registration co-ordinator and performance test co-ordinator for the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee and chair of the newly formed Seeds Canada. Even beyond that, she’s a keen mentor and advocate for the importance of communication.
    AgAnnex associate editor Alex Barnard chats with Sparry in this episode of the IWCA series for AgAnnex Talks, discussing challenges, lessons learned and what the future holds for agriculture.
    IWCA is a program created by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media, designed to recognize women who make a difference in Canada’s ag industry and provide them with a platform to share their knowledge, triumphs and advice.
    Stay tuned as we bring you the rest of our 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture. Never miss an episode by subscribing to https://agannex-talks.captivate.fm/ (AgAnnex Talks) on https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/agannex-talks/id1506798026 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYWdhbm5leC10YWxrcy8 (Google Podcasts),https://open.spotify.com/show/2Folgv6MYbWGopHU7g81Ed?si=J51c-4RPSROzpkh1_XTiTwandnd=1 ( Spotify) or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    Special thanks to Bayer Crop Science, platinum sponsor of the 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture program.

    • 13 min
    IWCA series: Tina Widowski

    IWCA series: Tina Widowski

    Professor Tina M. Widowski has spent more than 25 years investigating the factors that affect the well-being of poultry and livestock. Collaborating with academic leaders including Temple Grandin and Ian Duncan, her extensive research and authorship has included findings on growth, efficiency and mortality in broiler chickens, as well as alternative housing systems for chickens.
    Canadian Poultry editor Brett Ruffell chats with Dr. Widowski in this episode of AgAnnexTalks about her triumphs, challenges and best advice for women in agriculture.

    • 26 min
    IWCA Series: Simone Demers-Collins

    IWCA Series: Simone Demers-Collins

    Simone Demers-Collins’ career has taken her from government and extension to independent consultation, but at the root of it has always been listening to the needs of the community around her. Now as a professional home economist, Simone also spends her time promoting food literacy in youth.
    Agriculture editor Bree Rody chats with Demers-Collins in this episode of AgAnnexTalks, the second in this year’s series of podcasts with seven Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture. https://www.agwomen.ca/ (IWCA) is a program created by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media, designed to recognize women who make a difference in Canada’s ag industry and provide them with a platform to share their knowledge, triumphs and advice.
    Stay tuned as we bring you the rest of our https://www.agwomen.ca/ (2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture). Never miss an episode by subscribing to https://agannex-talks.captivate.fm/ (AgAnnex Talks) on https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/agannex-talks/id1506798026 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYWdhbm5leC10YWxrcy8 (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Folgv6MYbWGopHU7g81Ed?si=J51c-4RPSROzpkh1_XTiTwandnd=1 (Spotify) or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 35 min
    IWCA Series: Crystal Mackay

    IWCA Series: Crystal Mackay

    Crystal Mackay is an agriculture advocate, entrepreneur and much more. Currently the founder/CEO of Loft32, which works to elevate businesses, people and the conversations on food and farming, Mackay has been described as “doing the heavy lifting” of launching successful structures and programs in the ag industry for more than 30 years.
    Stefanie Croley, editorial director, agriculture, chats with Mackay in this episode of AgAnnexTalks, the first in this year’s series of podcasts with seven Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture.
    IWCA is a program created by the agriculture brands at Annex Business Media, designed to recognize women who make a difference in Canada’s ag industry and provide them with a platform to share their knowledge, triumphs and advice.
    Stay tuned as we bring you the rest of our 2021 Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture. Never miss an episode by subscribing to AgAnnex Talks on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 45 min
    Top 4 Under 40: Nick Ploeg

    Top 4 Under 40: Nick Ploeg

    Welcome to the third episode in our https://www.fruitandveggie.com/top-4-under-40/ (Top 4 Under 40) series. These four episodes will feature conversations with the winners of Fruit and Vegetable’s recent contest, which sought to recognize the industry’s young trailblazers.
    In our fourth and final episode, Fruit and Vegetable associate editor Alex Barnard chats with Nicholas Ploeg of Sunrise Potatoes in Alliston, Ont. Ploeg discusses the power of learning what the crop is telling you, rolling with the punches in a swiftly changing industry, and the value of efficiencies for a growing operation.
    Never miss an episode by subscribing to https://agannex-talks.captivate.fm/ (AgAnnex Talks) on https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/agannex-talks/id1506798026 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYWdhbm5leC10YWxrcw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Folgv6MYbWGopHU7g81Ed?si=J51c-4RPSROzpkh1_XTiTw (Spotify), or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 29 min
    Top 4 Under 40: Philip Keddy

    Top 4 Under 40: Philip Keddy

    Welcome to the third episode in our https://www.fruitandveggie.com/top-4-under-40/ (Top 4 Under 40) series. These four episodes will feature conversations with the winners of Fruit and Vegetable’s recent contest, which sought to recognize the industry’s young trailblazers.
    In this episode, Fruit and Vegetable associate editor Alex Barnard chats with Philip Keddy, production manager of C.O. Keddy Nursery Inc. Keddy and his family grow strawberry nursery plants and sweet potatoes in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. He discusses the importance of finding what fits for your operation even if it's unconventional, the power of building a rapport with your customers, and finding motivation in doing what others say can't be done.
    Never miss an episode by subscribing to https://agannex-talks.captivate.fm/ (AgAnnex Talks) on https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/agannex-talks/id1506798026 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5jYXB0aXZhdGUuZm0vYWdhbm5leC10YWxrcw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Folgv6MYbWGopHU7g81Ed?si=J51c-4RPSROzpkh1_XTiTw (Spotify), or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 25 min

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