Social Responsibility

Susan Schafers

STS Farms, Stony Plain, AB

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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


Food for Thought

March 9, 2015

My family is similar to many families in this province – we work hard, pay our bills, chauffeur our kids to their various activities, and go on a holiday once or twice (if we’re really lucky) a year. We watch our budgets, but buy most things that we need whenMore