The Rural Opportunities Podcast is where we talk about all things rural!

As an agricultural society, we have a long and rich history of rural, community and agriculture involvement. CRE believes in the power of rural communities and that they are vital to the prosperity of our province and beyond. On this podcast, we talk about rural opportunities and challenges and have conversations with the movers and shakers of rural. Thank you for joining us!

Latest Episode

Rural Opportunities Podcast Ep #21 – The Homegrown Source Book The Rural Opportunities Podcast

Jenna Hobbs from The Hobbs Farm and the creator of the Homegrown Source Book joins us on this episode! The Homegrown Source Book is a curation of knowledge, wisdom, recipes, and art by rural women all over the world. It is a digital publication (soon to be print) that supports each woman for their valuable contributions to the Homegrown Source Book. This publication is a beautiful resource that showcases the wisdom, skills, and tenacity of rural women! Find more information on the Homegrown Source Book here: Find The Homegrown Source Book on Instagram at @thehomegrownsourcebook 


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Podcast Episodes

  • Ep #5 – Young Agrarians – Regenerative Agriculture

    In this episode of the podcast, we had a great conversation with four of the amazing ladies from Young Agrarians . We talked about regenerative agriculture, diversity and inclusiveness in farming and much more. Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer-to-farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. TheyRead…

  • Ep #4 – Jake Vermeer – Talk Dairy to Me

    In this episode, we sat down to talk with Jake Vermeer of Vermeer Dairy Ltd. Farming has been in Jake’s family for many generations, so you can be sure he knows the ins and outs of dairy farming. We discuss such things as the environmental impact of dairy farms, milk alternatives, engagements and super cows.Read…

  • Ep #3 – Dianne Finstad – The Two Dianne’s

    In the latest episode of the Rural Opportunities Podcast, our CEO Dianne Kohler interviews Alberta Agriculture national treasure, Dianne Finstad. Join the two Dianne’s for a broad discussion on Agriculture Societies, volunteer boards and the gift of serving. *We apologize in advance for the first bit of audio, we had some technical difficulties this timeRead…

  • Ep #2 – Kevin Van Lagen – Prairie Principal

    In this episode of The Rural Opportunities Podcast, we interview Kevin Van Lagen. Kevin is a principal of two rural schools in Alberta, Altario School and Consort School. He is a leader in the advocacy for rural schools and communities. In this episode, we talk to him about the Agriculture Program at Altario School, andRead…

  • Ep #1 – Don Gregorwich – The Land of Opportunity

    Introducing the Rural Opportunities Podcast, a show that explores the potential and challenges of rural communities. Join host Megan Lethbridge as she engages in conversations with influential figures shaping rural areas. In this episode, Megan interviews Don Gregorwhich, former Reeve of Camrose County, who shares his experiences and insights before retiring. Don discusses the transitionRead…