From left to right: Gene Pidwerbesky (in light blue shirt), Brynn Boback-Lane (CEO and Chairman of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation), Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian (Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation). A local farmer has offered monumental support to the Jim Pattison Children’sRead More →

Experts from two universities in the Midlands are launching a new project to develop a photonic ‘nose’ to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant diseases. Aston University is collaborating with Harper Adams University to research and develop technology using light to monitor crop health. According to the Food andRead More →

Diane Congello-Brandes and Judith Spector are the co-organizers of The Harvest Home Dinners, a fundraiser to benefit the Saugerties Farmer’s Market. The event returns this year in September. Enjoy a meal with local farm produce prepared by exceptional chefs and home cooks in private homes in Saugerties. (Photo by LaurenRead More →

A network of Cornish farmers are finding ways to weather the recent extreme heat. Farmers in East Cornwall are using regenerative practices to create more climate-resilient farms. Adaptable agricultural systems will be even more vital in the future, as temperatures are expected to rise as the climate crisis deepens. ThisRead More →

the herald Patrick ChitumbaHead of Midlands OfficeWhen one visits the DCK farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe town, one is greeted by gushing water from central pivots strategically placed at various points to water a lush green winter wheat crop. The farm which planted 750 hectares in winter wheat isRead More →

Neil Managh (left), pig farmer from Manawatū, and his son Andrew. Photo / Provided Pig farmer Neil Managh has been recognized for his outstanding service to the New Zealand pig industry. Managh, who has been raising pigs near Feilding for over 40 years, received the Outstanding Achievement Award from NZPork.Read More →