Kim Cooper

  • End Of Season Agriculture Write Up

    Dec 9 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on End Of Season Agriculture Write Up

    Sure summer is winding down but the fruits of summer are still available and of all of the fruit of summer, watermelon might be the quintessential. As member of the cucurbit family, it is...

  • Honey

    Dec 2 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Honey

    Historically this time of year was about putting up the harvest to make sure there was enough food and feed to make it through the winter. Our friends the bees have been doing the same...

  • Remembrance Day Facts, 11 Important Facts

    Nov 11 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Remembrance Day Facts, 11 Important Facts

    Remembrance Day is fast approaching, and on this day we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country and acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace they...

  • Fall To Me Is Apples

    Oct 18 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Fall To Me Is Apples

    With Labour day behind us and Thanksgiving fast approaching my mind has turned to thoughts of Fall; even though it is technically not here yet. The fruit that says Fall tio me is apples....

  • This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer

    Oct 10 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer

    We all know Thanksgiving as a time of year to stop and appreciate all the wonderful things in our lives. It’s a time to step back, recognize, and give thanks for all the people in our...

  • Let’s Talk Agriculture

    Oct 1 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Let’s Talk Agriculture

    I was recently driving on Highway 40 towards Wallaceburg and noticed some short, light green, looking soybeans but after a couple minutes it dawned on me that they were actually dry edible...

  • Chatham-Kent Agriculture And Tacos!

    Sep 24 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Chatham-Kent Agriculture And Tacos!

    Hello again, after my good friend and mentor, Kim Cooper, decided to officially retire this month, I decided that I would be part of a team that continues with his weekly farming article....

  • A Chatham-Kent Pumpkin, “Oh My Gourd.”

    Sep 18 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on A Chatham-Kent Pumpkin, “Oh My Gourd.”

    While the first day of fall isn’t until September 23rd, I couldn’t help but feel like it was already here when I jumped into the car this morning and had to turn on the heat and...

  • How Many Eggs Have You Eaten Today?

    Jul 11 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on How Many Eggs Have You Eaten Today?

    This week, let’s discover some interesting facts on farming that might be new to you. As always, if you have any ideas for a column, please let me know Canada is the world’s largest...

  • Ontario’s First Agriculture Fair Was Held In 1792

    Jul 4 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Ontario’s First Agriculture Fair Was Held In 1792

    The 2017 International Plowing Match Princess of the Furrow Brooklyn Hendriks rides with 2018 IPM mascot Tobe Cobe during the Dresden Exhibition parade on Friday, July 27, 2018. (David...

  • Spring Is Here, So Bring On The Asparagus

    Jun 24 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Spring Is Here, So Bring On The Asparagus

    Asparagus is finally here, which is a sure sign of spring. Many people wait all year for local asparagus to appear at roadside stands and food stores. Did you know that here in Chatham-Kent...

  • Canadian Food Products Are Labeled For a Reason

    Jun 17 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Canadian Food Products Are Labeled For a Reason

    Labels. What would we do without labels? There are labels on practically everything we buy, from cars to toys to computers. It seems at times we need a legal degree to understand some of...

  • The Wonder Of Agriculture Is Found In a Seed’s Germination

    Jun 10 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on The Wonder Of Agriculture Is Found In a Seed’s Germination

    The planting season has started for some crops, such as carrots, onions, sugar beets and peas, and in the weeks ahead, our Chatham-Kent producers will be getting the majority of their crops...

  • The Incredible Nutrition Found In Mushrooms

    Jun 6 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on The Incredible Nutrition Found In Mushrooms

    How many of you love cream of mushroom soup? Or how about mushrooms on your steak? Perhaps mushroom caps? Today, let’s have a closer look at this fascinating food crop. Many...

  • Few Foods Are As Canadian As Maple Syrup

    Jun 1 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Few Foods Are As Canadian As Maple Syrup

    The late Don Giffin from Giffin’s Maple Syrup Products, was a true farmer and maple syrup producer The maple syrup season is here, which is a sure sign of spring. Maple syrup is a truly...

  • Getting In Touch With Where Our Food Is Grown

    May 28 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Getting In Touch With Where Our Food Is Grown

    Jean-Marie Laprise holds up some banana peppers in a garden he planted on the site of the International Plowing Match & Rural Expo featuring almost 70 crops which are grown commercially...

  • Some Remarkable Stats About Chatham-Kent Agriculture

    May 21 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Some Remarkable Stats About Chatham-Kent Agriculture

    This large conveyor delivers tomatoes into the ConAgra Foods plant in Dresden, Ontario (Ellwood Shreve/Chatham Daily News) What do you know about the crops we grow and the animals we raise...

  • Pork The World’s Most Consumed Meat, And Other Things You Didn’t Know About Agriculture

    May 14 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on Pork The World’s Most Consumed Meat, And Other Things You Didn’t Know About Agriculture

    Let’s look this week at some interesting facts on farming that you might not know. Did you know that greenhouse gas is not actually gas coming from a greenhouse? It is a series of gases...

  • What Abe Lincoln’s Envoy Found In The Buxton Area

    May 8 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on What Abe Lincoln’s Envoy Found In The Buxton Area

    I have mentioned many times that the agriculture sector in Chatham-Kent is complex and innovative.  But it is also rich in history. February is Black History Month, and I thought I...

  • The Day God Made a Farmer

    Apr 11 | Kim Cooper | | Comments Off on The Day God Made a Farmer

    Last week we celebrated Canada Agriculture Day, so this article honours our past, present and future farmers. “So God Made a Farmer” was the name of a speech given by the radio...

Did you know?

Chatham-Kent Is The NUMBER ONE Producer Of Cauliflower In All Of Ontario.



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