CBC Prince Edward Island

episodes: October 2011 Archives

Island Morning Farm Day

Posted by Nancy Russell

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We are here at the Olde MacKenzie Farm in Rose Valley. 

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Careywood2.JPGOur host Carey Wood tells us about her decision to move to P.E.I. and follow a lifelong love affair with agriculture. 

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Carey takes us through a year in the life of the Olde MacKenzie Farm.

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hal mills web.jpgHal Mills, the father of the Dunk dropped in for a visit.

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PatrickDunphy2.JPGHe is making a name for himself farming soy beans. Patrick Dunphy tells us why he has chosen to concentrate on one of P.E.I.'s newer crops.

 

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IanPetrie2.JPGKeeping an eye on the industry for three decades. Our agriculture guru Ian Petrie joined us at the Olde MacKenzie Farm with his unique take on farming on P.E.I...past, present and future. 

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GeorgeWebster2.JPGFarming is three generations deep in George Webster's family, and now he is responsible for determining policy for the province as the agriculture minister. 

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JeremyStead2.JPGHe is a fifth generation farmer and Jeremy Stead is already a seasoned veteran of the farming business. He tells us what he'd like consumers to know about his job as a beef producer.

 

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 Malcolm Stanley in performance

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Song #2 was about his "day job" making pottery!

 

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Encouraging Prince Edward Islanders to appreciate farmers. We'll talk with the head of the Federation of Agriculture about a new survey that his group has just completed.

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 Who will grow our food? That's the subject of a series of community potlucks and discussions that will be held across the province starting on November 6th. We'll hear how P-E-I farmers will be involved.

 

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Captain of Team Canada

Posted by Nancy Russell

fieldhockey web.jpgCheering from fieldside in Mexico. We caught up with Richard Baker... whose daughter Katie is captain of Team Canada's field hockey team at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Aqua Bounty Plans

Posted by Nancy Russell

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Fish farms far and wide. If it gets FDA approval, AquaBounty plans to sell its genetically-modified salmon eggs to any fish farmer who gets approval to grow them. The plan has stunned environmentalists. We'll find out why.

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