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FarmIt Manitoba goes online

FarmIt Manitoba has become the home of analysis pieces and local Manitoba ag stories, now, those stories will be told online in a more visual and interactive way

FarmIt Manitoba goes online

Readers have noticed a change in the pages of the Manitoba Co-operator recently.

Now, that change has hit the web.

You can now find our crisp and clean new layout for your reading enjoyment as always at

But don’t stop there, there’s also our new FarmIt Manitoba section, which is getting its own unique home online.

“The new MC is focused on telling the Manitoba agriculture story — and it is a unique story to tell,” said Laura Rance, vice-president of content with Glacier FarmMedia. “This province has the highest proportion of young farmers in Canada, which points to a stable, skilled and optimistic farming community. Its soils, climate and people have contributed to an industry that is highly diversified between annual cropping and livestock, field crops and horticulture and small-acre and large-scale operations.”

With the launch of FarmIt Manitoba online the company says the new web page will bring the print analysis and feature stories to life with a visually exciting layout, integrated multimedia, social media and regular updates on trending news.

Faces of Ag, the paper’s feature profile series, will highlight the real stories of real local farmers, while the weekly Deep Dive will pick apart complex topics facing agriculture and what it means for producers in Manitoba.

The online platform will allow reporters to utilize multimedia storytelling tools like video, audio and visuals to their greatest extent, including links to Glacier FarmMedia’s weekly podcast, Between the Rows, the company says.

“We are excited to launch the FarmIt section, in print and now online, to capture the convergence of two compelling trends in agriculture,” Rance said. “We are on the cusp of an unprecedented transfer of assets and control to a new generation and that new generation is poised to rapidly adopt precision tools and strategies.”

About the author


Alexis Stockford

Alexis Stockford is a journalist and photographer with the Manitoba Co-operator. She previously reported with the Morden Times and was news editor of  campus newspaper, The Omega, at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. She grew up on a mixed farm near Miami, Man.



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