Last week I had that opportunity to head back home to Alberta to speak at the Tiffin Conference. I had been asked to talk about some of the attacks anti-agriculture activists, like HSUS and PETA, are making against our way or life. The presentation went really well, but I also think I really shocked some people. Canada hasn’t been subjected to the daily criticism and attacks that U.S. farmers and ranchers have, and therefore aren’t as aware. Hopefully Canadians, along with Americans, will reach out to consumers and tell our story, so we can show the truth about agriculture.
But before, I got to the conference I had to make the drive from Calgary to Lethbridge. Calgary is considered southern Alberta and Lethbridge is only an hour from the Canada/U.S. border.
It was a beautiful and clear afternoon, so I got an amazing view of the mountains.
Notice, there is actually very little snow on the ground. This was taken just south of Calgary.
I love these signs. This was taken in Claresholm, where they have a great western store. More on that later.
Coming into Lethbridge. It seems to be a really cool town, but the wind ALWAYS blow there.
Oh look it's some trees. These must of been planted, hehe. No trees in southern Alberta.
This is the University of Lethbridge. I actually spoke at the College, but I think it's neat how the this school is built into the side of a valley.
And when I pulled up to my hotel, this is what was in front of every parking space - an electrical outlet. Yes, it can get so cold that we have to plug are cars in during the winter.
And finally. I think this location would be prefect for a house and some cows one day. No reason why I couldn't have places on either side of the border.