Thursday, January 5, 2012

Meeting Season

The winter meeting season always kicks off with the Southwest Ag Conference in Ridgetown.  It is one of the best conferences you can attend because of the diversity of speakers and topics.  I always learn a lot from attending this affair.

For starters, Patrick Moore was a keynote speaker on yesterday's agenda.  He is one of the founding members of Greenpeace.  He left the organization in 1986 and went salmon farming.  Most of us in agriculture do not have a high regard for the type of extreme environmentalism Greenpeace now promotes.  Neither does Patrick.

For example he is an vocal advocate for forestry management, which includes logging, the oil sands, capitalist investment, nuclear energy, geo-thermal energy and questions the evidence of "man-made" climate change.  He does not agree with government supported green energy initiatives.

You can follow more of his views in detail at

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