Jean Beaudet, Linda Labrecque and their son Antoine Beaudet raise Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy cows on their certified organic farm in Leclercville, QC. Their objective is to grow the best forage possible in order to feed the cows economically and promote the best animal health possible.
Fascinated by his farmland’s transformation during his transition to organic practices, Blain wanted to know whether his observations could be backed by data. With the help of Peter Donovan from the Soil Carbon Coalition, he uses Google LandSat composite images to identify how well his land is capturing solar energy.
At the beginning of May 2016, Canadian farm operators will have the chance to take part in a national dialogue by completing the Census of Agriculture questionnaire.
Farmers must be empowered to grow food for themselves and the increasing global population without exacerbating climate change and endangering the resilience of their farms.
Livestock have been crucial for soil building and the success of Funny Duck Farms, a mixed livestock and CSA operation located in Ontario.
Soybeans have become a significant agricultural cash crop in the Maritime region in the last five years, and interest in the crop continues to grow in both the organic and conventional farming sectors.