The full interview with bonus material:
In the main hall in the Cobourg Best Western, Mike and Ingrid Aird are sitting at a table, taking notes. They listen intently to an expert panel talk about protecting farmland in Northumberland County.
They care deeply. The future of agriculture is vital to the family’s farm located on Community Centre Road just east of Baltimore. They own what is called a farm-to-table operation. That means they raise beef, chickens, and turkeys, which they sell in a retail store on their property. They also sell eggs and other specialty items. Their approach is unique, based on organic, sustainable methods that break many of the traditional norms.
In this interview, you will hear about their farming practice. But more importantly, you will listen to their concerns and why they were so interested in what the expert panel said about saving farmland in the county.
Originally aired: August 11, 2023