$50 Giveaway- Celebrate With Me!

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It’s official! My train is booked, hotel room is reserved, and the itinerary is set… I’m going to the International Farm Management Congress in Quebec City this July! The theme is ‘Healthy Farm Management’ and as some of you may already know I will be working as the Social Media Ambassador for the duration of the 7 day conference. I’m so excited, and I couldn’t help but share some of that energy with you guys so I’ll be hosting another $50 Gift Card Giveaway to a venue of the winner’s choice!

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My presentation was based on the idea that farming and the agriculture industry need a facelift; we need to present ourselves in a way that is appealing to the public in order to more actively engage them. Because once you change a person’s perspective, you change everything. My audience is pretty evenly split between those who live in the country and our urbanite counterparts so, for your first entry there’s just one thing I want to know…

What about farming appeals most to you?

Is it the cute furry baby animals, is it the environmental factor, or maybe even the advancements in technology that have rocketed North American agriculture into a $200 Billion dollar industry?! It’s all up to you and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say! Don’t forget to comment on another of your favourite posts, and link up via Twitter, Bloglovin, & Instagram!

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This giveaway is for a $50 gift card in Canadian currency or equivalent to a venue of your choice. Winner’s venue of choice must be able to provide e-gift cards or have a physical location in the Ottawa area for direct mailing of winning gift card. It is open world wide, and runs from Jan 15th-Feb 14th 2015, 18+.

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202 Comments

  1. I love that smaller producers grow varieties I do not see in the stores, like Black Krim tomatoes (ooooh, they make SUCH GOOD B.L.T.’s!) or yellow-fleshed watermelons.

  2. For our family we are gluten free, so we know what is being put on them & how they are grown! As well we love fresh veggies & fruit!

  3. I was a part of FFA when I was younger. I really enjoyed raising animals even if we were going to eat them. I still do a lot of gardening.

  4. I love the deep sense of satisfaction in being able to grow the things I eat ~ plus it is just plain fun to garden! 🙂

  5. Born and raised a farm girl! I love knowing the source of my food. Nothing compares to food you have grown yourself.

  6. I visit the experimental farm with my son monthly. I love teaching him how things grow and what the animals do.

  7. I like the psychology of farming. In recent times, fruit and vegetables have become available year round in grocery stores. Should we still worry about planning our meals based on seasonal produce?

  8. local is always the best. I love to go to farms and check out the in season produce. I also only like small farms and avoid factory farming

  9. Knowing that your food isn’t being sprayed with a ton of extra chemicals and being able to go out and take care of everything yourself.

  10. The thing I love most about farms is definitely animals!. Second favorite is growing vegetables.

  11. The ability to grow your own fruits and veggies, knowing where and how they were produced is what appeals to me the most

  12. Without the farming and agriculture aspects of life we would have no food. Farming is a very important part of the Eco cycle.

  13. I grew up spending quite a bit of time at my grandparent’s farm in Wisconsin and loved it! I really liked the animals and playing in the hay loft. Overall, I like that farms supply us with dairy products and so many more. 🙂

  14. I love how much money is saved when growing food at home 🙂 Taste also differs from region to region so it’s exciting to try food from other countries.

  15. Chickens are awesome! Seriously, I think for me, it is being able to know where my food comes from and exactly what it is. And it’s kinda fun having a mini-farm hidden in suburbia.

  16. What appeals to me is the satisfaction of growing your own veggies.
    There’s nothing like it especially if it’s organic.
    thank you

  17. The ability to grow your own food.
    And the cute animals. I had a goat when I was 4. It was adorable.

  18. It’s appealing to me because I know exactly where it’s coming from and what it took to harvest. I love seeing my results.

  19. To know where my food comes from. There is also a sense of accomplishment to be able to grow and eat what you’ve grown

  20. Oh the very fact that the products would be bio and 100% is what appeals to me! 🙂 I feel suddenly hungry! 🙂

  21. I spent my early childhood in a small village where farming was one of the main occupations, so it’s a bit nostalgic.

  22. I love the diversity of the things you can do and the fact that you can make changes if your life changes (my aunt and uncle owned a dairy farm and now that they are “retired” and because their kids all moved out West, they have sold off the quota and now run a B&B in their home on the farm and rent out their land for beef cattle).

  23. being close to nature! I’ve had chickens and a goat and a nice garden, fun, but there are responsibilities to little critters – you have to watch out for them from wolves, etc. It is fun to garden and have your own eggs from the chickens!

  24. I have some pretty severe food intolerances that I think are the fault of modern farming practices/ natural selection/ genetic playing of food with the heavy use of glyphosate being at the top of the list. I love the idea of buying 20 acres and being completely self sufficient. Knowing exactly where every ounce of my food came from and what went into it. We’re not at a point where we can afford to do it yet, but it’s certainly my dream.

  25. What appeals to me most about farming and agriculture are the families that work really hard to bring organic and excellent products to the consumer.

  26. I like to eat at restaurants that use local farmers and Ive visited a working farm with my kids before. Id like to take my grand kids to experience one also.

  27. Farming and agriculture appeals to me because, locally, I know where my food is coming from. Our local farms support many of our locally owned restaurants, which means the food is fresher 🙂

  28. I grew up in Kansas, surrounded by farmers and ranchers so I have a great deal of respect for their profession. If it wasn’t for farmers and ranchers, we wouldn’t eat!

  29. I like knowing where my food comes from, but I also love the lifestyle. Outdoors, working with your hands

  30. The fresh and healthy food. I think transparency is important when it comes to what is in your food and what happens to it.

  31. Most appealing about farming and agriculture is the challenge to use non-chemical ways of solving problems instead of not bothering to put an effort to do the job either using traditional solutions as well as using a new method that does not involve a mad scientist manipulating nature that is harmful in the long run

  32. I have a garden every year and I love knowing where/how everything has been treated! I also get a lot of joy out of watching things grow!

  33. Farm to table gives such a sense of an honest goodness when it comes to fruit & veggies. I love knowing it’s a rich part of history, our ancestors were farmers. All those nutrients for the kids is knowing you’ve given them the best.

  34. OMG, luv organics. Divine. Green. Healthy. . Wow, prize $50 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  35. There’s a sense of accomplishment in growing your own food. I also love teaching my kids how we grow food!

  36. I love supporting local farmers- knowing where my food comes from and giving back to my local economy!

  37. This is so awesome. I would have to say I enjoy the fruits, vegetables, and herbs the most. I love planting them and harvesting them. It’s such a huge staple in my home. Of course I love to see all the pretty animals, too! 🙂

  38. I like knowing where the produce is comin g from and knowing it’s pure. I like supporting local farmers for their hard work and efforts.

  39. I like to see documentary movies about animals , farms and agriculture , how grow potatoes , cherry , and other fruit and legumes.

  40. What I like is that you know where the items come from and have control over what goes on your fruits and vegetables.

  41. Farming has been done for almost as long as there have been humans, it’s one of the noblest professions out there!

  42. I enjoy growing my own fruits and vegetables. Also prefer the laid-back country lifestyle away from the big city.

  43. I like the idea of farming that way I could have as many fruits and vegetables that I could grow. I would know where the food came from.

  44. Where else am I supposed to find cows and chickens and horses? Gives me a reason to visit a farm and buy organic eggs.

  45. Delicious veggies, hard physical work, long days in hot sun and pouring rain, petrichor, tiny seedlings bursting up through the ground!

  46. I live in a small town now but was brought up on farms.My parents were share-milkers in Northland, New Zealand and I had a wonderful childhood living on different farms.There was always something to do.

  47. Although I am from a city ( Halifax) I love going to the country and seeing the farms and growing crops

  48. It’s an extremely important industry that has to be able to change with the times, yet still stick to traditional ways – ie non-gmo’s. I grew up in a farming community and I know the importance of it. We need to farm smarter.

  49. i was born and raised a country girl.. i love living off the land, seeing where my food comes from and having a hand in it

  50. I love fresh foods and think it would be nice to be in control of what you eat! I love going to the farmer’s market and getting my produce and meat.

  51. I love being able to get fresh, organic fruit and veggies from my local farms. I am very supportive of local farmers and buy product from them often!

  52. Fresh and organic food motivates me to garden. I always shop at Farmer’s markets for the purity and goodness of the fruits and vegtables

  53. Something we can do as a family and can teach my kids valuable lessons like hard work, money management, and appreciating the outdoors.

  54. It’s so important to me, that the food I’m eating is organic! That is why farming and agriculture are so important! What gets done on that side of the industry affects everyone’s health!

  55. I’m more of a city girl, but NOTHING compares to all the fresh produce you get from it. There only so much you can plant in a tiny backyard or on a balcony.

  56. I really like organic farming. I just prefer fresh food that I grew myself so I know what was used to grow it. I will be starting my own garden this year so I can grow my own veggies and can them. I grew up with fresh vegetables and they just taste so much better then what you can buy in a grocery store.

  57. Knowing where your food comes from. I hope to one day grow my own vegetables but till then I only buy them from the farmers market.

  58. I have always dreamed of living on a farm since I was a small child. I would lay in my bed and wonder what I was doing in the city. Everything about it was so appealing to me, the animals, the crops and sadly I’m still living in the city!

  59. With the Spring here the Farmer’s Markets make me so happy. Fresh is best! My husband was rasied on a farm…

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