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Grey Bruce Farmer's Week at Elmwood Community Centre

January 7, 2015 at 9am to January 13, 2015 at 4pm
Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) 2015, celebrating its 49th year.  It is a 7 day Agricultural Conference packed with a most impressive and informative line-up of speakers!   The coordinators for this event, Grey County Ag Services, in conjunction with agricultural commodity leaders from Grey and Bruce Counties, have attempted to feature at least one high profile speaker for each day, targeting the issues and challenges facing the farming community today.As always, exciting Panels have been…See More
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"I am a Registered Insurance Broker (Ontario) specializing in farm & agri-business insurance. All sorts of wonderful insurance packages AND premiums to suit your insurance needs! scourtepatte@donerhorsley.ca or 519-217-5833"
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Sharon Courtepatte replied to Grey Bruce Farmers' Week's discussion Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015
"Any interest in discussing farmers insurance? Am a Registered Insurance Broker over 25 yrs specializing in farm & agri-business."
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Wynne Makes Pitch in China to Alibaba to Sell Ontario Agri-Food Products. Is there anything Ontario farmers or the ag industry can do to help?

Premier Kathleen Wynne is in China  on a one-week trade mission and is keen to sell more agri-food items. Officials met with senior executives at Alibaba, aiming to convince the Chinese online shopping giant to carry Ontario made products.In this Toronto Star article the interest by the company sounds very positive:  …See More
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Artwork for Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 7 to 16

When thousands of fair goers from across the country visit the 92nd annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto next month, they will be welcomed by the artwork of Cory Conley.Conley’s colourful, stylized line painting she created of a horse,…
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AAFC Career Focus Grant for Hiring Deadline: November 15th

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) offers the Career Focus program for recent graduates from an industry applicable college or university program.

Those interested in taking advantage of this program and receive up to $20,000 in funding support to hire a recent graduate are encouraged to act quickly before funding allotted for this program is fully subscribed.

With a total of $864,000 in funding available for distribution through the program, your company can benefit from…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on October 28, 2014 at 2:30pm

Viral Video Showing "Food Experts" Commenting on McDonald's Food - What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

This is going viral on the internet, but after watching it a few times it really is too good not to share.

What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

Two Dutch YouTube comedians went to an annual food convention in the Netherlands where they presented McDonald's food to "food experts". They simply cut the food into bite sized pieces and placed a toothpick in it and presented it as organic, high-class cuisine. Then, they asked…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on October 24, 2014 at 12:00pm

CFFO Blog: The Farmers Story

by Paul Bootsma

Farmers need to get their story out to the public. The general public is the farmer’s customer and wants to know what farming is like in this decade. Agriculture, like all businesses, has evolved and changed, and today’s farmers are as likely to use a communication device as a shovel or a pitchfork.

Recently, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released an article called Realities of Agriculture in…

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Posted by CFFO Blog on October 24, 2014 at 11:43am

Healthier cows may produce more bioactive compounds in colostrum

Dairy cattle with enhanced immune responses not only have lower incidents of disease, but may also produce more bioactive compounds in their colostrum that are critical to newborn calves and are beneficial in fighting mastitis-causing pathogens, an Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) graduate student has found.

Research has shown that High Immune Responder (HIR) cows have a lower incidence of diseases, such as mastitis, metritis, ketosis and retained placenta. The HIR technology,…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on October 20, 2014 at 9:52am

OFA: Fall Agenda Fills Up With Political Priorities By Mark Wales. Are There Topics OFA Is Missing? What Do You Think?

Fall agenda fills up with political priorities

By Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario politicians are heading back to the legislature for the fall sitting, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has a full lineup of work to accomplish with the 107 MPPs representing our province.

We’ll be meeting, consulting, partnering and working with government policymakers on behalf of the 37,000 farm family members we represent. Our…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on October 18, 2014 at 3:06pm

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Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015 10 Replies

Started by Grey Bruce Farmers' Week in General Agriculture Discussions. Last reply by Sharon Courtepatte 17 hours ago.

Small UAV for precision Agriculture 2 Replies

Started by Abbas Ali in General Agriculture Discussions. Last reply by Kai Wiens Oct 19.

Anyone running 20" row soybeans? 2 Replies

Started by OntAG Admin in Crop Talk. Last reply by Terry W Hodgins Oct 7.

50 Million Tree Program

Started by Forests Ontario in General Agriculture Discussions Sep 16.

3-D technology 7 Replies

Started by Joann in General Agriculture Discussions. Last reply by Joann Sep 14.

Heavy Clay Soil. 6 Replies

Started by Kato in General Agriculture Discussions. Last reply by Roadrunner Aug 13.

How were everyone's wheat yields and quality?

Started by Roadrunner in Crop Talk Aug 10.

International 990 Haybine 1 Reply

Started by Wayne Bullock in Machinery Talk. Last reply by Roadrunner Aug 10.

Wash Trades 1 Reply

Started by Joann in Commodity Market Talk. Last reply by Roadrunner Aug 10.

Sourcing for salted cow hides 1 Reply

Started by June in AgClassifieds: Buy and Sell Forum. Last reply by Mohamed Khan Jul 15.

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