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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 their learning with host Don McCabe, Director and Past President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, who gave an insightful tour of the growth and development in the area. The tour continued to the UWO Sarnia Lambton Research Park, Canada’s largest clean-tech incubator, focused on large-scale industrial biotechnology.Class learning experiences over several days included tours and information sessions at Roelands Plant Farms Inc., Truly Green Farms Greenhouse, GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc., Michigan Sugar…See More
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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 in the banking and insurance industries, regulatory affairs, communications and outreach, among other areas, began their leadership journey with some perspective from previous AALP class members, and a crash course on proper business etiquette with Jodie Beach from The Etiquette Advantage.On the second day of the session the AALP participants began a two-day workshop on effective leadership and change. The session was led by Gavin Robinson of Robinson Leadership who introduced the class to the concept of GridWorks. This approach to…See More
Oct 13, 2017

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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 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 on October 13, 2017 at 11:30am

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 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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Bee Vectoring Technologies Targets European Market with First Registration Submission for Advanced Disease Control Technology

Bee Vectoring Technologies International, Inc (BVT) (TSXV:BEE) announced today that it has submitted registration documents in Switzerland for its proprietary active ingredient, Clonostachys rosea CR-7 for use against fungal diseases in production agriculture

McCain trialing multi-species cover crop blend for rotation in the Canadian potato provinces

Soil organic matter has become a popular topic of discussion in the past year. In Ontario, a report from late 2016 indicated soil organic matter (SOM) levels in many parts of the province are at 15-year lows, coinciding with increasing interest in the use of cover crops, reduced- or no-till management and longer rotations in the past three to five years. On Prince Edward Island (PEI), the issue of low soil organic matter levels is also a concern. During the 2018 International Potato Technology Expo this past February, soil health was one of the topics for presentation and discussions, as much of a concern among industry stakeholders as it is for growers.

Sensor solution: growers use irrigation platform

A Quebec-based company may have a solution for Canadian producers who irrigate their crops.

4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada: Continuing to foster strong, vibrant communities in partnership with youth

4-H Canada is very proud to announce the extension of its national partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) for an additional year. The successful continuation of the partnership will see a funding commitment of $250,000 to support national, provincial, and club-level programs and initiatives across Canada through to March 2021.

Registrations for Spotted Wing Drosophila 2018

Seven insecticides are registered for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) management this season, including two emergency use registrations: Mako and Malathion 85 E. Thanks to Jim Chaput, Minor Use Coordinator, for working on these emergency use registration submissions.

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