Social Responsibility

Susan Schafers

STS Farms, Stony Plain, AB

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A Good Death

August 22, 2017

That time of the year has rolled around on the farm where we are coming to the end of the circle of life—providing a good death for the birds that have served us for the last year. To understand why we only keep birds for one year, check out blogMore


Who do you trust?

May 3, 2017

Where is your food farmed?  Is your food safe?  Do you trust the people who grow your food?  Are farmers good stewards of the environment?  Are you concerned about hormone, antibiotic and pesticide use?  Is organic really better? Consumers have so many concerns about the food that they purchase nowadays.More


World Egg Day

October 12, 2016

Who knows that October 14th is World Egg Day? I do, but then I really should since I’m an egg farmer. This past week I attended the International Egg Symposium where I learned about the latest scientific research related to our humble egg. Today I want to share a fewMore


Rural Cafe

May 2, 2016

I was recently asked to partake in the second annual Rural Café, an event that gives students from the University of Alberta’s Animal Science 200 class an opportunity to learn about the realities of animal agriculture in Alberta, by first-hand interaction with poultry and livestock producers. As I wrote that sentence,More