The Increasing Popularity of Plant-Based Proteins

Veganism and furthermore vegetarianism have truly increased in popularity in recent years. Vegetarianism is a concept that has existed for decades, however veganism is more recent in its existence yet it continues to gain recognition in contemporary society. Vegetarianism is the choice to abstain from eating any animal-based protein, for example meat or fish. Veganism … More The Increasing Popularity of Plant-Based Proteins

John Deere

John Deere is arguably one of the largest and most successful agricultural corporations in history. The company manufactures and produces not only agricultural equipment, but furthermore construction machinery, forestry equipment, diesel engines, drivetrains including axles, transmissions and gearboxes used in heavy machinery, and lawn care and maintenance equipment. As of 2016, it ranked #97 within … More John Deere

The Lack of Appreciation Regarding Farmers in Contemporary Society

I have always found it rather bothersome that farmers seem to be forgotten when it comes to appreciating specific occupations in contemporary society. There are particular careers that undoubtably receive more recognition than others, for example doctors, police officers and teachers, and as much as I, too, appreciate these occupations, I definitely think farmers should … More The Lack of Appreciation Regarding Farmers in Contemporary Society

The Disconnect Between Rural and Urban Environments

Last weekend my mom and I watched a documentary on Netflix titled Farmland. It features several different farmers and the particular sector of agriculture they associate themselves and their farms with, and it inspired me to discuss the disconnect that exists between rural and urban environments. One of the main themes of the film is … More The Disconnect Between Rural and Urban Environments

The Underrepresentation of Women in Agriculture

Agriculture and farming is perceived to be a male dominated industry. It has been associated with masculinity throughout history and such association still exists in contemporary society, making it difficult for women in the field to challenge this stereotypical interpretation of the industry. I recently read an article on CBC.ca by Courtney Markewich discussing the … More The Underrepresentation of Women in Agriculture

The Impact of Recent Wildfires on Agricultural Communities

Yesterday afternoon my dad phoned me and asked me to go on Facebook and view a page titled Thank a Farmer. The page had posted an image of recent wildfires that have plagued several Southern states – the statement is as follows: “Last week tragedy struck four states in our agricultural community but we have … More The Impact of Recent Wildfires on Agricultural Communities