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Joey Landreth Concert at Cornell Farms Heritage Barn

August 8, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Joey Landreth will be performing at Cornell Farms August 8, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties, Joey and his brother David formed  The Bros. Landreth when he was 25. They were a runaway success – winning a Juno with their first album and turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. We were lucky to have…See More
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2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo at Huron County

September 19, 2017 at 8:30am to September 23, 2017 at 5pm
The IPM has something for the whole family! Come and enjoy a variety of fabulous local talent and entertainment – on various stages throughout the Match. And don’t miss the exciting shows including the RAM Rodeo Tour, Auctioneers Challenge, the Nights of Valour Jousting and the Farmall Dancing Tractors. Tented City offers over 500 vendors and exhibitors with something for everyone! Explore agriculture, food and rural living, as well as antique and historical exhibits and the Hydro One Education…See More
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Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Do not delay! $20 All proceeds to charity Canadian Food Bank #cornbelt17 (Click here to register)"
Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"End of tour in IN Day 17 Jul 10, 17 #cornbelt17 Hwy 327 N & W Hwy 1005 West of Angola, IN Ne closing contract highs for corn & soys today! "
Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Day 17 Jul 10, 17 #cornbelt17 Hwy 327 N & County Rd 20 N  this area one of the haves in 17 with too much moisture another storm"
Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Day 16 Jul 9, 17 #cornbelt17 Hwy 24 E & E 1000 N East of  25% US corn yields have fallen below 150 bpa in 5 out of last 15 years"
Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Day 16 Jul 9, 17 #cornbelt17 Hwy 24 E & N 200 E W of Huntington, IN 25% US corn growing areas are under stress due to heat"
Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Day 16 Jul 9, 17 #cornbelt17 Hwy 24 E & N 700 E South of Abash, IN corn futures hit 1 year & soys 8 month highs"
Jul 11
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Day 16- Jul 9, '17, #cornbelt17 Hwy 25 E & 900 N West of Logansport, IN soy futures +$1.32 or 14.5% in 10 trading days!"
Jul 11
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2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo at Huron County

September 19, 2017 at 8:30am to September 23, 2017 at 5pm
The IPM has something for the whole family! Come and enjoy a variety of fabulous local talent and entertainment – on various stages throughout the Match. And don’t miss the exciting shows including the RAM Rodeo Tour, Auctioneers Challenge, the Nights of Valour Jousting and the Farmall Dancing Tractors. Tented City offers over 500 vendors and exhibitors with something for everyone! Explore agriculture, food and rural living, as well as antique and historical exhibits and the Hydro One Education…See More
Jul 10
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour!
"Day 16 Jul 9, 17 #cornbelt17 Hwy 25 E & N 800 W South of Delphi, IN corn futures trading new contract highs $4.13"
Jul 10
 

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We're home!

After 7 flights, 2 countries, 5 hotels, 4 different buses and a dozen or more farm visits, we are home again! What an adventure we all shared over the last 12 days. We experienced so much as a class, whether it was learning new leadership skills, to eating crickets, to meeting with fellow Canadians working in Vietnam. We also have a new appreciation for how certain foods are grown – like bananas, coffee, tea, coconuts, rice and pepper (to name a few); foods that many of us enjoy…

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Posted by AALP on February 28, 2017 at 11:00am

Thai Agri-Tourism

Today we left the big city lights of Bangkok for the countryside. How refreshing to step out of the bus onto Baan Susan Chamchoen Farm and meet the owner Mr Somsak and his wife. With great passion and enthusiasm he toured us through his mixed fruit farm, combining agro tourism with fruit production and 20 value-added products. The King, a great supporter of agriculture, had advised all farmers to diversify. As such, Mr Somsak has a unique intercropping system combining  banana, coconut and…

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Posted by AALP on February 26, 2017 at 9:30am

Temples and Snakes and Boats...Oh My!

Battling through the chaos and heat of Bangkok, Class 16 spent a full day experiencing some of the interesting sites in the city.

Our first stop of the morning was at the Red Cross Snake Farm, nestled on a 'quieter' side street right in Bangkok. The Snake Farm is a part of the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute and the Thai Red Cross Society. In the early 1900s, one of the King’s daughters died of rabies. At that time, there were facilities around the world that had made…

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Posted by AALP on February 25, 2017 at 9:30am

Goodbye Vietnam, Hello Bangkok; The Land of Freedom, Buddha, and Heat!

AALP Class 16 had our earliest start so far this trip, heading out of the heart of Hanoi at 6:20 am to the airport to catch our flight to Bangkok, Thailand! Upon arrival, we maneuvered through the chaos of the busy Bangkok airport, reminding us of home and the hustle and bustle of the Toronto airport. We were greeted by our tour guide, North, and headed out on a tour of the city!

North treated us to a bunch of great trivia and facts about the city during our slow slog through…

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Posted by AALP on February 24, 2017 at 1:13pm

Exploring Thien Canh Son Caves

After a great night’s sleep at sea, we got energized for the day ahead with a group Tai Chi lesson on the top deck of the Victory cruise ship. We enjoyed coffee and tea and a light breakfast while we made our way to Thien Canh Son cave, which means mountain landscape in the heavens.

The cave is located on…

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Posted by AALP on February 23, 2017 at 2:35pm

A tour through Ha Long Bay

The day started early on the bus on route to Ha Long Bay. In between class discussion on graduation and learning about the skills and attributes of leaders that inspire us, we stopped at a rice paddy and vegetable farm (onions, lettuce, cabbage, Chinese stem mustard, Poi spinach, basil). We were all surprised to learn that the majority of small scale rice farmers are not supporting their families through farming, but have a day to day job, and the rice they produce serves merely to put food…

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Posted by AALP on February 22, 2017 at 10:00pm

Northern Vietnam - Historic Hanoi

Our first day in Hanoi started early with a tour out of the city and then off to a village to visit a local market and see the gardens where fresh vegetables and fruit are produced for Hanoi. The class excitement  could be felt as the experience was an authentic stop where tourists do not frequent.

After walking through the market looking at fresh meat, vegetables and fruit, we walked along the gardens and took in a breath of agriculture. The gardens were hand tended and well…

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Posted by AALP on February 21, 2017 at 11:11am

Da Lat offers a wealth of new experiences

On our last day in Da Lat, an early hotel departure involved some classmates taking in the sights and sounds of the open-air market we had lived beside for the last few days, while others followed the health and wellness team with stretches and dancing in the hotel lobby.

Before heading to the airport, we began with a tour of a local supermarket newly built underground. Owned by a Thailand company, this supermarket was very similar to the supermarkets we have in Canada. This…

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Posted by AALP on February 20, 2017 at 10:30am

Crickets and weasel dung coffee...

What an amazing day we had experiencing the agriculturally rich area of Da Lat.

Our first stop was a family-owned fresh-cut flower farm located just outside of Da Lat. The flowers would be cut early in the morning and would be shipped up to Ho Chi Minh City. The main flowers grown on the farm were roses, lillies, and gerberas.

We then ventured to a cricket farm. They harvest the male crickets when they three months, and leave the females to produce offspring. Crickets…

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Posted by AALP on February 19, 2017 at 10:00am

Heading to Da Lat

As with all good travel plans, there must be some last-minute changes and February 18th was one of those days with our flight to Da Lat delayed by a few hours. All the better though, as our ever-thoughtful guide for the Ho Chi Minh City component of our trip, Jessica, had several adventures lined up to make use of the extra time. The people who missed out on the cyclo journey through the city the previous day had the chance to take an hour cyclo ride; others took the chance to hang out,…

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Posted by AALP on February 18, 2017 at 9:30am

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Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour! 200 Replies

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Scouting And Managing Tough Weeds: Canada Fleabane.

Started by OntAG Admin in Crop Talk Aug 14, 2016.

Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2017

Started by Grey Bruce Farmers' Week in General Agriculture Discussions May 9, 2016.

2 questions about my pigs

Started by Alix bezak in Pork in Ontario Discussions Apr 28, 2016.

abattoirs in southern ontario

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Hunting Property

Started by Nick Romanow in AgClassifieds: Buy and Sell Forum Apr 28, 2016.

Hunting

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3-D technology 8 Replies

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Hay fields left over the winter 1 Reply

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