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Richard Ulrich, a senior advisor on industry engagement at the Canadian Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, has been honored by American Agri-Women (AAW) with its Veritas award at the 38th annual convention, held recently in Niagara Falls, New York.
 

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Grain farmers Michael Kalisvaart and his wife, Karen Jansen of Gibbons, Alberta, along with dairy farmers James and Amanda Kinsman of Berwick, Nova Scotia, are Canada’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF). These latest farm family winners were chosen from seven regional farm couples across Canada at the OYF annual national event held recently in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Roxanne Montplaisir of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, will represent Canada on the 2014 Young Adult Australia Exchange, according to sponsors Holstein Canada and Semex.

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This year’s Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Forums, beginning in November, will feature some of Canada’s most entertaining and enlightening speakers. Presentations will be from Canadian icon and spinal cord injury research advocate Rick Hansen; Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson; and Michelle Painchaud, a management expert who works with farmers and agriculture businesses across Canada.

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