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Soil Health Day with Dr. Christine Jones and Guests at Park Farm, Cambridge, Ontario

August 14, 2015 from 8am to 5pm
Learn the principles and hear ‘how to’ success stories from experts and farmers, Dr. Christine Jones, Lucas Criswell, Gerard Troisi, Sarah Troisi, Jeff Rasawehr, Tim Prior and Ruth Knight. Topics include:    ●    regenerating soil fertility and improving productivity    ●    integrating cover crops into no-till systems    ●    selecting cover crops for different responses...See More
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Ontario Veterinary College posted a blog post

All choked up

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with them this summer. Here student veterinarian Kate describes "choke" in horses.  Check out all the student blogs here. Sally went out to feed her horses; Sugar, Frosty, Big Mac and their new…See More
Friday
Katie MacDonald posted a discussion

Pork Producers Wanted for a chat!

Hi everyone My name is Katie and I'm a student at the University of Guelph. Here's the kicker - I am not in agriculture and I don't come from a farming background. That's why I am hoping to learn from you! I am hoping to chat with pork producers (current or have farmed in the past) in Bruce, Huron, Middlesex and now Perth counties about your experiences within the industry. I am hoping to capture how the industry has changed over time, and what your thoughts are on current government programs…See More
Tuesday
Katie MacDonald joined Ontario Pork Industry Council's group
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Pork Producers and Industry

A chance to share information and discuss ideas on how to make the Ontario pork industry sustainable.***Opinions expressed in this forum are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the OPIC Board of Directors and Staff.See More
Tuesday
Allen Hills is attending OntAG Admin's event

Hastings County Plowing Match and Farm Show at HOSTED BY: CHADWICK FARMS INC.

August 19, 2015 to August 20, 2015
August 19        9:00am-5:00pm August 20        9:00am-4:00pmHOSTED BY: CHADWICK FARMS INC.Brian, Wayne, Rob & Drew Chadwick1210 Callaghan Rd, Township of Tyendinaga300 exhibitors of agricultural technology & services, woodlot info & demos, crafts, family program, antiques, Queen of the Furrow & entertainmentSee More
Tuesday
OntAG Admin left a comment for Allen Hills
"Hi AllenWelcome to the Ontario Agriculture Community site.Farms.com Team"
Jun 29
Profile IconAllen Hills and Katie MacDonald joined Ontario Agriculture
Jun 29
OntAG Admin left a comment for Katie MacDonald
"Hi Katie,Thanks for joining the Ontario Agriculture community website at www.OntAg.Farms.comWe hope you enjoy interacting with our members.The Farms.com team"
Jun 29
OntAG Admin commented on OntAG Admin's blog post Farms.com Corn Belt Crop Tour Seeing Significant Flooding Damage.
"Corn Belt Crop Tour - Ohio Report "
Jun 28
OntAG Admin posted a blog post

Farms.com Corn Belt Crop Tour Seeing Significant Flooding Damage.

For more videos and photos from the tour visit on the Tour Website - click the link below.http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2015See More
Jun 28
OntAG Admin left a comment for Kirk Harvey
"Welcome Kirk to the Ontario Agriculture community website at www.OntAg.Farms.comThe Farms.com team"
Jun 28
Kirk Harvey is now a member of Ontario Agriculture
Jun 28
 

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All choked up

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with them this summer. Here student veterinarian Kate describes "choke" in horses.  Check out all the student blogs here

Sally went out to feed her…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on July 3, 2015 at 12:42pm

Farms.com Corn Belt Crop Tour Seeing Significant Flooding Damage.

For more videos and photos from the tour visit on the Tour Website - click the link below.

http://riskmanagement.farms.com/events/us-cornbelt-tour-2015

Posted by OntAG Admin on June 28, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Gayle Ecker, Equine Industry Vision Award Winner for 2015

Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, has been awarded the prestigious Equine Industry Vision Award for 2015.

The award, presented at the American Horse Publication Tally-Ho at the Alamo Seminar in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, June 19, 2015, recognizes Ecker’s innovation, vision and commitment to the equine industry.

Sponsored by Zoetis, the award is intended not only to recognize outstanding leadership, creativity…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on June 23, 2015 at 10:07am

This year OVC Externship students are blogging all summer long

Hands-on opportunities are invaluable for student veterinarians. They provide students an opportunity to practice clinical skills, diagnostics and work one-on-one with clients, while refining their communication, technical and problem-solving skills.

Once again this summer DVM students from the Ontario…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on June 16, 2015 at 10:22am

How Do You Make Beer - From Barley to Bottle.

Posted by OntAG Admin on June 10, 2015 at 7:03pm

Annual Mike Wilson Swine Research day provides updates and networking opportunities

Traceability and predicting future research areas were two of the topics on the agenda at the recent Mike Wilson Swine Research Day at the University of Guelph.

The annual Swine Research Day provides updates on current research as well as networking opportunities with faculty, grad students, industry representatives and keynote speakers. Wilson was a faculty member in OVC’s Population Medicine department from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s.

The research day provides an…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on June 10, 2015 at 9:08am

OVC announces New Dairy Welfare Program

A new animal welfare program will be offered at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  The Saputo Dairy Care program was made possible by a $500,000 gift from Saputo Inc. and will be taught through the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare.  The focus will be on providing practical dairy welfare education, including workshops for veterinary students, veterinary practitioners, and dairy producers. It will also include a fourth year Dairy Welfare rotation for students…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on June 9, 2015 at 9:19am

Transport Canada: Commercial Use of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs,drones) Information

Farmers work smarter with help from unmanned aircraft

Drone hovering over a field

The commercial use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), sometimes called drones, has taken off — literally!

Over the past four years, Transport Canada has seen a more than 2,000% increase in requests for commercial permits to fly UAVs, mostly for taking aerial photos. But because many Canadians don’t realize they may need special permission to fly, the actual number of UAVs in use is likely much higher…

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Posted by OntAG Admin on May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

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Pork Producers Wanted for a chat!

Started by Katie MacDonald in General Agriculture Discussions on Tuesday.

Lots of farm items for sale! 1 Reply

Started by FarmClassifieds in AgClassifieds: Buy and Sell Forum. Last reply by FarmClassifieds Jun 5.

LOOKING FOR HARVEST CREW

Started by Lynn Prevost in General Agriculture Discussions Apr 28.

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