Local Agriculture

In our series on stories of those who are finding success in business relating to the agriculture industry, this week we look at Clayton and Kari Stenson and the meteoric rise of Black Bridge Brewery in Swift Current

Agriculture takes many forms. The agriculture industry contributes to the Saskatchewan and Alberta economies. However, with the high cost of land and input costs, the face of agriculture is changing. There is more than one way to get involved. In the following weeks, we will look at a few businesses which are related to agriculture but those entrepreneurs and business people don’t depend on the traditional types of livestock, or use grain, oilseed or specialty crops to make their living and not just supplement their income. Last week, we looked at Medicine Hat Sweet Pure Honey. This week: a look at Carrie Butterwick.

Work to secure free trade agreements with various countries will help agricultural producers, especially beef and pork, market their products to a growing sector willing to pay a premium price.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 06:04

Sweet Pure Honey a success because of hard work

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(In December, we will be looking at those entrepreneurs who have their businesses tied to agriculture, but just not in the traditional sense. This week we feature Stella Sehn, Sheldon Hill and Sweet Pure Honey from Medicine Hat).

The 2014 Horse Expo looks to be an exciting event Nov. 29-30, but those people who are into the equine culture other than actually owning horses or who need to add to their equine accessories, can thank their lucky horseshoes.

Ranchers and farmers heard more about the costs of wildlife at a Zone 2 meeting of the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP).

More than 30 years ago, Ian Zoerb decided to become a farrier because he couldn’t find anyone to do the job for him the way he felt it should be done. What started out as a mission to help himself and his own animals has turned into a successful career.

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