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About Wendell Schumm

Wendell grew up on dairy farm in Oxford County, the Dairy Capital of Canada and has turned a “temporary” off-farm job into a successful 25 year career in the Ontario feed industry. He is a vocal supporter of farming, particularly animal agriculture. His blog “Old Enough to Know Better” and podcast “The Ontario Agcast” make an effort to help farmers know how they can take action to lower consumer fear about how their food is grown.

The Big Issues

Opening oysters and minds, with journalist Tamar Haspel

Can we have a public conversation about agriculture that isn’t polarised, vitriolic and, ultimately, counterproductive? Maybe, just maybe. Here’s a…

Food Files

How to eat a goat: With chef James Whetlor

Chef, author and entrepreneur, James Whetlor founded Cabrito Goat after keeping a few goats to solve a land management problem….

Farm Diaries

Why making movies is just like farming

Stephanie Lee Stephenson has one of the most incredible stories you will ever hear. Stephanie has worked in the film…

Farm Diaries

The farming firefighter: Quintin McEwen

Whether it’s saving kittens or calling out injustice against sheep farmers, Quintin McEwen does it all. He credits his farming…

The Big Issues

Breeding a less farty cow to save the planet

Everyone has to have a goal in life. For Dr. Christine Baes, that goal is breeding a cow that farts…

The Big Issues

The Canadian weed farmer

It’s cannabis, not marijuana, and it’s now legal in Canada. Sarah Miner, quality assurance manager at Natural Med Co. gets…

Farm Diaries

Laptops to ducks – not your typical poultry farm

What would possess a hospital IT expert to start raising rare ducks and geese? Apricot Valley Waterfowl is not your…