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Ontario Forage Expo at Brakke Farm Inc

July 5, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
The Ontario Forage Council, in conjunction with the Dufferin and Northumberland County Soil and Crop Improvement Associations,invite you to participate Forage Expo 2018! Dufferin County will host the western location on Thursday, July 5th at Brakke Farm Inc, in Grand Valley, and Northumberlad Countywill host the eastern location at Loval Farms, on July 10th in Warkwoth.Sponsorship Opportunities…See More
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Hastings County Plowing Match & Farm Show at Hasting County

August 22, 2018 at 9am to August 23, 2018 at 4pm
200 exhibitors of agricultural technology & services, woodlot info & demos, crafts, family program, antiques, Queen of the Furrow & entertainmentHosted by: SCOTT AND ANGELA TRUDEAU AND FAMILYhdanford@sympatico.caSee More
May 2
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Poultry Health Day at Arden Park Hotel

June 20, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Poultry Industry Council's annual Poultry Health Day will take place on Wednesday, June 20th 2018 at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford. This event's program highlights current disease trends and other aspects of commercial poultry health. Featured speakers include local vets, industry reps and university academia. See More
Apr 16
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9TH Annual Ontario Hazelnut Association Symposium at Four Points Sheraton

March 27, 2018 from 8:15am to 5pm
The Ontario Hazelnut Association, in co-operation with Ferrero Canada, will host IF YOU PLANT IT, THEY WILL COME, the 9TH Annual Ontario Hazelnut Association Symposium. a gathering of growers, nurseries, companies, government, academics and executives who are involved in the hazelnut value chain in Ontario. PROGRAM OVERVIEW The program will include plenary sessions and panel sessions delivered by Canadian and international experts with key guest speakers and thought-provoking panel…See More
Mar 21
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The London Farm Show at Metroland Media Agriplex

March 7, 2018 at 9am to March 9, 2018 at 4pm
The London Farm Show - Celebrating 80 Years & The Largest Indoor Farm Show in Eastern Canada Bringing Leaders Together - Showcasing The Latest Industry Trends &Newest TechnologyWhat To Expect At The Show:Interactive & Educational Seminars320+ ExhibitorsDates, Times & Locations:Wed, Mar 7 @ 9AM - 5PMThur, Mar 8 @ 9AM - 5PMFri, Mar 9 @ 9AM - 4PMFree Shuttle Service available from the Western Fair District & BMO parking lots to show entrances See More
Mar 5
Steven Taylor is now a member of Ontario Agriculture
Mar 3
norm n ballack-sookhai might attend Colin Lundy's event
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Eco Farm Days at Ramada Inn Cornwall, ON

February 24, 2018 at 8:30am to February 25, 2018 at 4:30pm
Sat, Feb 24:Full day of sessions on topics such as:Organic no-tillSoil Fertility ManagementNon Antibiotic Treatment of RuminantsFodder ProductionGarlic ProductionFeed QualityPlant BreedingPromoting Native PollinatorsAdapting to Climate Changeand morePlus a keynote presentation by Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens of Lakeview Organic Grains; farmers of 1400 acres and owner of a feed mill.Also a trade show with over 40 exhibitors and an all organic buffet lunch.Sun, Feb 25:Polyculture Livestock with…See More
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Feb 16
Joe Dales might attend Quinte Farm Trade Show's event
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Quinte Farm Trade Show 2018 at Knights of Columbus Hall

February 15, 2018 from 9am to 4pm
Trade show runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with over 40 local exhibitors. Seminars:10:30 am  Keynote Speaker: Matthew Pot, “Perspectives on Global Markets, Primary focus on Corn, Soy, and Wheat”.     Followed by “Decision Makers Discussion on Precision Ag’s Future”. To be confirmed. 12:00 noon        Delicious hot roast beef dinner. Tickets available at the door. 1:00 pm   Amy Petherick, “OSCIA Workshops and potential funding opportunities”. 1:20 pm  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dan Undersander, “Mowing,…See More
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AALP Class 17 continues with their leadership journey at Seminar 3 in Sarnia

Sixteen of the eighteen current and emerging Agricultural Leaders in agriculture, agri-food and rural sectors have been continuing their leadership journey with their third seminar in the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program. For Class 17’s seminar in Sarnia, the customized leadership program explored the theme of “Shaping the Future, Dynamics of Change, Decision Making and Responsibility”.

During their time in Sarnia, the AALP Class 17 group had the opportunity to expand…

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Posted by AALP on January 30, 2018 at 3:00pm

AALP Class 17 begins their leadership journey

A group of 18 agricultural professionals began their leadership journey as part of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) with a three-and-a-half day session in Guelph, Ontario.

The diverse group of leaders-in-training, which includes primary producers as well as those…

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Posted by AALP on October 13, 2017 at 11:30am

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

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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.

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Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2017

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ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – May 17, 2018

Field activity continues in full gear as soils become fit for fieldwork. Many areas received some rainfall over the weekend, with areas of Kent and Essex catching heavier bands of rain that left over 100 mm in a few locations. As it happens every year a few areas of the province have nearly completed planting, while areas with heavier soils wait for decent planting conditions to occur. Fields that were planted to cover crops last fall - both fall and spring terminated - have required more tillage than fields without cover. A mat of residue kept soils wet and cold and delayed planting in those fields.

Ag industry steps up to support farmer mental health

In government, academia, industry – and indeed in the field itself – problems that have long been hidden or dismissed are starting to see the light of day. These efforts follow a University of Guelph study in 2015-2016 of more than 1,000 participants that revealed nearly 60 per cent met the classification for anxiety, 45 per cent for high stress and 35 per cent for depression.

Ontarians favour land-sharing policies

People in Ontario may have changed their preferences on formal agri-environmental land use policies.

Winchester Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 15, 2018

The weather in the past week has being great for planting. Crop heat unit accumulation from the 1st of May are about 200 as of the 15th of May as compared to the normal of 150 (Ottawa airport). Some areas had a light frosts this past Friday and Saturday. Where the fields were left uneven last fall, the soils are working up lumpy requiring more secondary tillage. Smoother fields were fine with a shallow, light working.

Cereal leaf beetle activity on the horizon

There have been many reports of cereal leaf beetle adult activity over the last few weeks. Adults do some feeding but also lay eggs that give rise to the real issue – cereal leaf beetle larvae. Eggs will be hatching within the next week or so. With daily growing degree days accumulating more quickly than usual, the populations and feeding activity could catch us off guard. A few locations tend to experience a higher frequency of infestations including fields near Dresden, Bolton, Stayner, Seaforth, and Clinton but reports from other locations with significant adult activity have come in this year. Stay vigilant and monitor fields over the next three weeks in particular.

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