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The Higher ED Blog: How Niagara dug into the brave new world of marijuana horticulture

The legalization of marijuana presents an excellent opportunity for economic development practitioners given the increase in new business, investment, and job creation activity in Canada More...

The Higher ED Blog: Why economic developers need to help farmers protect water supplies

Water: a compound so essential to humans that we can barely live a week without it. If water is so essential to life, then it More...

The Higher ED Blog: Agriculture offers more than just food to rural communities

I was driving to one of the farms I was studying for my major research paper (for the University of Waterloo’s Local Economic Development master’s More...

The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories

  We all make mistakes at work. Often, those mistakes are small and relatively inconsequential; other times, they cost millions of dollars or result in More...

The Higher ED Blog: 3D Printing and other technologies farmers should get excited about

Recently I attended the University of Waterloo’s advanced economic development course (Year 3) in Kitchener.  It was held at the Communitech Hub,  a former hide More...

10 Agriculture jobs that didn’t exist 25 years ago

Trish Popovitch at the Sustainable Cities Collective lists 10 jobs in the agriculture and food sectors that didn’t exist 25 years ago, reflecting some significant changes in these More...

Get ready for robot farmers

We’ve shared a number of stories about robots and their potential impact on the workforce, but we hadn’t seen much about robots and agriculture. Until More...

Fungus could be the help agriculture needs to adapt to climate change

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Imagine a world, just a few decades away, where once-fertile cropland is baked and starved of rain by ongoing climate change. More...

Save the Children, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, launches Youth in Action program

Unique $39.8 million initiative aims to tackle Africa’s youth unemployment epidemic through opportunities in agriculture TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ – While Africa is home More...

11 Ways to feed the world without destroying the planet

Ben Schiller at Fast Company takes a look at the findings on a new report on agricultural technologies and food security. Based on the report’s findings, new technologies More...

I’m not just gaming, ma! I’m helping the world’s farmers

Thomas Andrew Gustafson at NPR takes a look at a game from the people behind Geo-Wiki that can turn anyone into a data gatherer or citizen scientist. The game, More...

Urbanism speakeasy | Building a local food economy

A new project that was coordinated by Sarah Fritschner in Louisville, Kentucky is called “Farm to Table.”  The purpose of the project is to find More...