Author: Kim Cooper

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Bio: Kim Cooper has been involved in the agriculture sector for over 40 years and has worked in the past with M.J. Smith, King Grain, Thompsons, the Ontario Soybean Growers, Southwest Ag Partners, and is presently the Agriculture Specialist for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

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  • God Also Made Farmers’ Wives

    Mar 24 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on God Also Made Farmers’ Wives

    Becky Chapple  “So God Made a Farmer” was written by radio broadcaster Paul Harvey in 1975. The speech was an extension of the Genesis creation narrative referring to God’s...

  • 278 Acres Of Trees Planted In Chatham-Kent Since 2016

    Mar 1 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on 278 Acres Of Trees Planted In Chatham-Kent Since 2016

    Chuck Pegg and Greg Van Every, environmental project coordinator with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, plant trees on Pegg’s property in the Rondeau Bay area June 6,...

  • Food Freedom Day In Chatham-Kent

    Feb 12 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Food Freedom Day In Chatham-Kent

    The Kent Federation of Agriculture (KFA) partners with many of our Chatham-Kent growers and food processors to present local products for our area food banks.  They do this every year to...

  • Agriculture – So Much To Learn

    Feb 10 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Agriculture – So Much To Learn

    I trust 2019 will bring you health, joy, and a sense of peace in your hearts.  As we begin a new year, it is always good to look back and see where we have been in order to see where we...

  • Searching For The Christmas Star

    Feb 3 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Searching For The Christmas Star

    These weekly articles I bring to you try to highlight many important areas of agriculture and how they affect our daily lives. Today, I would like to share a true story that happened to me...

  • Real Christmas Trees Are Truly Green

    Jan 27 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Real Christmas Trees Are Truly Green

    Do you remember when you were younger when you went out and chopped down a Christmas tree, and cut down some branches to make beautiful decorations? Well, you can still do that, because...

  • Buying Chatham-Kent Food In The Winter

    Jan 19 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Buying Chatham-Kent Food In The Winter

    Most of us realize the importance of buying quality food products for our family, as well as the importance of supporting our local producers. One of the questions I keep getting asked is...

  • Meet Chatham-Kent’s Queen Of The Furrow And Princess Of The Furrow

    Dec 17 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Meet Chatham-Kent’s Queen Of The Furrow And Princess Of The Furrow

    This week, we are going to meet the two young woman who represented Chatham-Kent in the Queen of the Furrow and Princess of the Furrow competitions at the recent International Plowing...

  • Optimal Fertilizer Use Part Of The Agricultural Challenge

    Dec 10 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Optimal Fertilizer Use Part Of The Agricultural Challenge

    The agriculture sector continues to see changes every year, where environmental concerns and increased demand for food are creating challenges never seen before. The global population is...

  • IPM Highlight Included Crowning Of Queen Of The Furrow

    Dec 3 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on IPM Highlight Included Crowning Of Queen Of The Furrow

    The International Plowing Match (IPM) was held here in Chatham-Kent from Sept. 18-22 and was a huge success. Close to 80,000 people went through this massive showcase, and thousands of...

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