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JDRF 9th Annual Fundraiser Perennial Plant Sale at Hamilton (West Mountain) L9C 4T1

May 16, 2015 from 8am to 2pm
Over a thousand plants including perennials, tropicals, and native plants.  Dought Tolerant plants for todays water conscious gardeners, proven performers that have thrived in area gardens and Shade Loving plants that can even tolerate competing with tree roots Researchers tell us that diabetes is ultimately  a curable disease.  Ask about the exciting advancements that are being made.  Please ask about our Paige who became Diabetic  at the age of 15 months.See More
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Corn Specialist (OMAFRA) Greg Stewart now Lead Agronomist at Maizex Seeds

Maizex Seeds is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Stewart to their team in the role of Lead AgronomistMarch 23, 2015:  Greg has been very influential in changing the landscape of agriculture in regards to corn fertility management in Ontario. His expertise and ability to communicate has helped raise the yield and profitability for Ontario Farmers. Greg is very well-known and respected from his nearly 17 years with OMAFRA; he holds a Master of Science (Crop Science) from the University of…See More
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2015 March Classic - Grain Farmers of Ontario at London Convention Centre

March 24, 2015 all day
The March Classic is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing upwards of 500 attendees from government, industry, and farms across Ontario. Click here for the website: http://www.gfo.ca/marchclassic.aspx…See More
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All Equine Show at Western Fair District Agriplex

March 27, 2015 to March 29, 2015
The All Equine Show is a show dedicated to Equine enthusiasts. With demonstrations, live entertainment and educational clinics there are plenty of experiences at this show!The 3rd Annual All Equine Show takes place March 27-29, 2015. Horse trainers, riders, professionals and enthusiasts will enjoy three-days of clinics, demonstrations, entertainment  and shopping in the state-of-the-art Agriplex’s 110,000 square foot venue. At the event’s core; equine education and a focus on developing a…See More
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Oxford Agricultural Awards of Excellence (best time of the year)

One of the most exciting parts of my job is being able to make the Oxford County Agricultural Awards of Excellence happen during the beginning of April. It truly is an evening that recognizes and celebrates our industry!Please see below for info about this years' event. The Oxford County Federation of Agriculture (OCFA) is pleased to present 15th annual Agricultural Awards of Excellence at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock on Wednesday April 1, 2015. OCFA has a long-standing tradition of…See More
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Oxford Agricultural Awards of Excellence (best time of the year)

One of the most exciting parts of my job is being able to make the Oxford County Agricultural Awards of Excellence happen during the beginning of April. It truly is an evening that recognizes and celebrates our industry!Please see below for info about this years' event. The Oxford County Federation of Agriculture (OCFA) is pleased to present 15th annual Agricultural Awards of Excellence at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock on Wednesday April 1, 2015. OCFA has a long-standing tradition of…See More
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Corn Specialist (OMAFRA) Greg Stewart now Lead Agronomist at Maizex Seeds

Maizex Seeds is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Stewart to their team in the role of Lead Agronomist

March 23, 2015:  Greg has been very influential in changing the landscape of agriculture in regards to corn fertility management in Ontario. His expertise and ability to communicate has helped raise the yield and profitability for Ontario Farmers. Greg is very well-known and respected from his nearly 17 years with OMAFRA; he holds a…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on March 23, 2015 at 11:48am

Oxford Agricultural Awards of Excellence (best time of the year)

One of the most exciting parts of my job is being able to make the Oxford County Agricultural Awards of Excellence happen during the beginning of April. It truly is an evening that recognizes and celebrates our industry!

Please see below for info about this years' event.



The Oxford County Federation of Agriculture (OCFA) is pleased to present 15th annual Agricultural Awards of Excellence at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock on Wednesday April 1, 2015.



OCFA has a…

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Posted by Amy Matheson on March 11, 2015 at 9:57am

Attention dairy farmers - have you completed the research survey on calf feeding?

Researchers at the University of Guelph want to find out more about the way dairy farmers feed and manage young dairy calves. In particular, they are interested in the use of automated milk feeders in Canada. Dairy farmers across Canada are encouraged to fill out an online survey at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/milkfeedingdairycalves/

You may have already seen or heard about this survey through CanWest DHI,…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on March 10, 2015 at 2:39pm

Day 14: Our final tour and journey home

It seems like only a day ago that we were all greeting each other in Toronto Pearson, excited to embark on this two week adventure of learning, growing, gaining new experiences and deepening of understanding of agriculture in the world that we live in - this global village. It is with equal anticipation that we get up this morning, pile our belongings on the bottom of our carriage and find our seats. But this anticipation is different. Armed with new information, perspectives and deepened…

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Posted by AALP on March 2, 2015 at 11:03am

Video: CBC Fifth Estate: THE WAR ON WHEAT

​CBC Fifth Estate Program: THE WAR ON WHEAT

It's a multi-billion dollar battle for your belly. Millions of people are joining the anti-wheat revolution.

Kellogg's, the world's largest cereal maker, has seen its biggest drop in sales since the 1970s. Food companies are selling off their struggling bread divisions. It's all because best-selling health evangelists say that wheat is causing everything from fat bellies to schizophrenia. But do they have science on their side? Mark…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on March 2, 2015 at 10:00am

Day 12: Centro Cultural El Obrador

Today we started the day by packing our bags after our one night stay in Rosario.

Centro Cultural El Obrador was our next stop. This cultural centre provides social programs for Indigenous people mainly from northeast Argentina. The programming includes activities to preserve their culture by sharing…

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Posted by AALP on March 1, 2015 at 6:36pm

Day 11: Aceitera General Deheza and Bunge Corp

We had an early start today but were excited to be visiting a large grain terminal in Rosario, the third largest city in Argentina with a population of about 1.2 million. When we arrived at the terminal it was raining outside so we rushed to the control room and the laboratory. We were shocked by the size of the…

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Posted by AALP on March 1, 2015 at 6:36pm

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