Posts Tagged ‘farming’

  • Kim Cooper: Outstanding in his field

    Aug 7, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Despite growing up as a city lad, Kim Cooper fell in love with the agriculture industry. And after 45 years in the sector, he recently retired. For the past 11-plus years, Cooper worked for the municipality as an economic development officer with a focus on...

  • Honouring local agriculture

    Nov 27, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Local agricultural experts received accolades on Nov. 21 at the 72nd annual Rural-Urban Dinner put on by the Chatham-Kent Chamber of commerce. Robert Kerr received the agriculturalist of the year honour, while Joseph Grootenboer earned ag innovator...

  • 2018 Ag Hall recipients named

    Oct 16, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The nominees have been approved and on Nov. 13 another select group of Chatham-Kent’s most accomplished individuals – both past and present – will be recognized by the agricultural community with their induction into the Kent Agricultural Hall of...

  • Group helps feed our citizens

    Feb 9, 16 • 0 Views • Business, Feature Story1 Comment

      Armed with locally grown food and cold, hard cash, members of the Kent Federation of Agriculture (KFA) celebrated Food Freedom Day Feb. 9 by donating to local food banks. The KFA delivered about $2,600 in donations to Outreach for Hunger and the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rural life tribute housed in a barn

    Aug 28, 14 • 411 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Walking into Kim O’Neil’s barn is like walking into the set of a Canadian Pickers television show. Some people have stuff – he has STUFF. O’Neil has transformed the interior of the barn, built by his grandfather Thomas, into a tribute to a rural way...

  • Planting a new seed in C-K

    Aug 26, 14 • 1806 Views • Business, Feature Story3 Comments

    A new local seed corn production company is putting down roots in Chatham-Kent. Well, it’s essentially extending the root structures of families that have been farming here for generations. C&L Seed Production Inc. plans to be in operation in time for...

  • C-K Table launches new branding effort

    Aug 20, 14 • 715 Views • Feature Story, Life1 Comment

    Chatham farmer Bob Kerr is featured in a promotional photo for The C-K Table. Photos and videos of local farmers are at the heart of a slick social media campaign for the gala dinner, set for Sept. 7 at Kerr Farms. The photos and videos, produced by Foster...