Farms.com is proud to be a part of the preservation and celebration of the agriculture and food industries in Canada. As a sponsor of Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario, we recognize the importance of historical preservation.
The Farms.com farm and rural history website is dedicated to celebrating and digitizing the past 150+ years of success in the Canadian agriculture and food industry. The agriculture and food industries in Canada have a rich heritage of innovation, and have laid a foundation of excellence upon which we continue to grow. We celebrate Canada’s food and agriculture innovations on these pages.
It is our hope, that this website will help to highlight the progressions and changes the industry has experienced, providing context to help understand the current state of the agriculture and food industries today.
This website will shed light on leading companies and leading technologies and how they evolved -- how the industry evolved, as well as how society evolved.
It is ironic that the success of farming (increasing yields, increasing production, streamlining methodology, etc), gave rise to cities. Yet, in our 21st century every day lives, fewer and fewer people are connected to agriculture.
Sometimes, it’s also enlightening to see how “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Hopefully this website will help the farming community to remember to keep things in perspective, and perhaps, help us from repeating the mistakes of the past.
We hope that you enjoy and share these pages with others. We invite you to share any agriculture history you have. If you have an old farming implement or tool, photograph, publication, or any other piece of farm and rural history you would like to share, please be sure to contact us. We would love to hear from you and we welcome the opportunity to share with others in the community on these pages. You can submit ag history article ideas online or by using the hashtag #cdnaghistory if you would like to share on twitter.
Farms.com is proud to be part of the farming community in the 21st century. In 2017, Farms.com celebrates 20 years of providing information to farmers. The online world has had a significant impact on how farmers get information related to their day to day operations, from news to markets, weather to machinery, best practices and “how-to” information -- it can all be found online now.
It is our hope at Farms.com, that the reflections on farm and rural agriculture found on these pages will help to celebrate the people who feed, not only all Canadians, but people around the world.