Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

  • Farm show points to warmer weather

    Jan 31, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The annual Chatham-Kent Farm Show proved to be a way for farmers to escape the winter blahs last week. Here, Maisex personnel Chuck Belanger and Dave Emery talk business with two visitors to the show...

  • Teamwork pays off

    Nov 15, 17 • 0 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature StoryNo Comments

    It took nine years of asking, followed by another seven years of planning and construction, but the hard work appears to have paid off for Greenfield Global and Truly Green Farms. The two companies, with locations across from each other on Bloomfield Road in...

  • A steaming success story

    Nov 15, 17 • 0 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

          Energy-sharing plan to help both companies   Bc   Chatham’s dominating skyline landmark, Greenfield Global’s steam stack, might look a little different this week. Greenfield staff will begin to pump heat and carbon dioxide...

  • Two locals win Dupont seed prizes

    Nov 24, 16 • 0 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    Two Chatham-Kent residents are recipients of up to $25,000 in Pioneer brand products through the Seed for a Season contest that is aimed at providing opportunities to its customers to improve the profitability of their operations. The company announced seven...

  • We’re number one in food

    Oct 13, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    Chatham-Kent will have plenty to brag about when it hosts the regional Agricultural Economic Development Forum October 28 and 29 at the John D. Bradley Centre. Kim Cooper, an economic development officer specializing in agriculture for the municipality of...

  • We’re number one

    Oct 7, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    There’s an old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees. In Chatham-Kent’s case, the phrase might be amended to say that we can’t see the field for the crops. While self-assessments can be notoriously inaccurate, the news...

  • CK Table part of ag-culinary weekend

    Sep 9, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The table is getting so crowded that it’s expanding. The CK Table, that is. The event – winner of the 2014 Ontario Culinary Tourism Award for Ontario Culinary Tourism Event – is in its fifth year. It’s expanding to include the full weekend. The...

  • Eat your veggies, C-K

    Jun 1, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent may grow for the world but we need to begin eating for ourselves, according to Teresa Bendo, Chatham-Kent’s director of public health. During celebrations marking Local Food Week, Bendo said despite agriculture being the mainstay of the local...

  • Rail line remains unsold

    Feb 17, 15 • 0 Views • Business, Feature Story4 Comments

    It’s not quite “Let’s Make a Deal” time for the old CSX rail line, but the best deal on that stretch of track likely expires March 2. Stuart McFadden, deputy director of economic development, said at that point, the municipality’s agreement with...

  • We’ve reached Food Freedom Day

    Feb 6, 15 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

      Friday was Food Freedom Day in Canada. It’s the day when the average Canadian has earned enough income to pay for his or her grocery bill for the full year. In Canada, the event took place 37 days into the year. According to the Kent Federation of...