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Equine Evening at Elmwood Community Center

October 30, 2017 from 5:45pm to 10pm
The Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week Committee is pleased to announce that Equine Evening featuring Dr. Temple Grandin and Ian Millar on October 30th will be Live Streamed.  Since the tickets to attend Elmwood the evening of Oct 30th, sold out so quickly, we needed to act to satisfy the horse enthusiasts that were unable to secure tickets.  See More
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Livestock Day Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin at Elmwood Community Centre

October 30, 2017 from 10am to 3:15pm
ONLY 28 TICKETS LEFT! - September 13, 2017The Grey Bruce Farmers' Week Committee is excited to present a Livestock Day featuring Dr. Temple Grandin.Dr. Grandin is a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. She has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. She is a prominent author and speaker on animal behavior. Grandin was honored as one of "Time" magazine's most influential people in 2010 and has authored more than 400 articles in both scientific…See More
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Ontario Forage Council posted events
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OPACA - Ont. Professional Agri Contractors Association at OMAF Office in Woodstock

September 13, 2017 from 9am to 11am
Come out to learn about OPACA and how your interests as a farm contractor can be represented, and to hear from MTO Transportation Enforcement Officer, Richard Curado, about moving big farm equipment on our roadways. This presentation is a sample of the kind of info and service OPACA can provide to members! Membership and sponsorship info will also be available. Heading to the Outdoor Farm Show? Why not stop in at this meeting on your way!See More
Sep 10
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Hay Dryer Demo and Member Update at Dunlea Farms

September 25, 2017 from 10am to 3pm
The Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative Inc. is hosting a Hay Dryer Demo and Member Update on September 25, 2017 from 10am – 3pm at Dunlea Farms, 400 Field Rd., Jerseyville, ON.  The key objective of the day is to update members about OHFC activities and market progress.  The second element of the day will provide information about the importance and value of proper hay drying techniques.  This element of the program will feature a live demonstration of an innovative new hay drying system.…See More
Sep 5
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The Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) Public Trust Summit at Calgary

September 18, 2017 to September 20, 2017
Leading research on public trust and transparency, key experts with North American and global insights on trust and collaboration, and a lively panel discussion with millennial consumers telling us exactly what they think are just a few highlights.New Leading ResearchKey Experts with global insightsmillennial consumers telling exactly what they thinkingRegister NowSee More
Aug 22
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Bioprinting living tissue

No doubt in my mind 3D printing will be the next revolutionary change in agriculture in Ontario. There have been some recent advances in the field of medicine whereby living tissue has moved to the next level of 3 dimensional printing."The next step, according to Graham, is to develop complementary printing techniques that will allow for the use of additional kinds of living and hybrid materials. At the same time, they’re exploring the production of their current artificial tissues on an…See More
Aug 19
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Great ON Yield Tour is back! Mark your calendar for Aug 14 -25, 2017, for 2nd Annual Tour
"Day 1 Aug. 14 #ONyield17 most advanced in Napanee 170-190 bpa need a good September to finish strong"
Aug 15
Moe Agostino replied to Moe Agostino's discussion Great ON Yield Tour is back! Mark your calendar for Aug 14 -25, 2017, for 2nd Annual Tour
"Day 1 Aug. 14, 17 start of #ONyield17 county of Hastings, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington with team Alpine."
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When things don’t go according to plan

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into hands-on, practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales during their Externship Veterinary Course. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), students must complete an eight-week Externship Course between third and fourth year in a rural veterinary practice that works with food animals…

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Posted by Ontario Veterinary College on August 10, 2017 at 12:25pm

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

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Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour! 212 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

Started by Alix bezak in General Agriculture Discussions Apr 28, 2016.

Hunting Property

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

Hunting

Started by Nick Romanow in General Agriculture Discussions Apr 28, 2016.

3-D technology 8 Replies

Started by Joann in General Agriculture Discussions. Last reply by Joann Mar 24, 2016.

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