"This survey has been closed. Time to analyze and report and then put reports into action. Thanks to everyone who responded. Please feel free to use this forum to further the discussion here or contact me directly with regards to the survey and…"
"This survey is to help Canadian Organic Growers understand what motivates farmers to consider becoming organic, as well as what prevents them from actually doing it. We want to know the barriers to organic production locally. In addition, we ask…"
COG OSO Farmer Needs Survey for Eastern Ontario & Western QuebecAbout 30 minutes online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cog-oso-farmer-needs-2013For all farmers – organic, ecological, biodynamic, conventional - all scales, all commoditiesOpportunity to have your say in guiding our Farmer Outreach ProgrammingA project of Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter3 survey participants will be…See More
Eco Farm Day - CornwallOrganic, transitional and conventional farmers of field crops, market gardens, and livestock rely on Eco Farm Day for the best training, information, and commerce opportunities.Keynote: Maude Barlow, Council of CanadiansKeynote: Ralph Martin, Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of GuelphRegister by online or by mail:…See More
"Well put Joann. I'd be curious to read some other farmers comment on their actual net farm income. I meet a lot of non farming folk who think farmers are well off, with all their recreational toys (4 wheelers, snowmobiles, etc). However, others…"
"Try checking out Farm Link, www.farmlink.net, a project of Farm Start: www.farmstart.ca. This is a program dedicated to innovative land tenure arrangements. You might be able to set up an arrangement with other new farmers that is mutually…"
Strawberries are known to have high levels of pesticide residues compared to most other crops. There is a strong public demand for organic strawberries, but the supply is very limited. The Growing Strawberries Organically workshop will help farmers tap into this important niche market. A companion to COG’s newly released Practical Skills Handbook Growing Strawberries Organically, this workshop covers important considerations and management strategies to successful organic strawberry…See More
http://www.cog.ca/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_81Record keeping is a key component of organic certification for farmers, yet farmers commonly cite the necessity to keep records as a barrier to going organic. In this day long workshop, participants will learn different tools and techniques to maintain efficient records, providing benefit to both the organic certifier and overall farm…See More
"Really interesting stuff about effects of ethanol in engine.
I am not such an expert on the production of ethanol, but to the question of alternatives to corn based ethanol, from what I understand the technology already exists to derive ethanol from…"
Kenny does make some good points regarding the benefits of a biofuel policy, however, I feel compelled to round out the discussion rather than blindly accept this policy at face value.
Firstly, I keep hearing about how we need to feed…"
"This is a real problem, which is why there is so much concern over the possible release of GE alfalfa. Soy and wheat are self pollinating, so their pollen does not drift much, but canola, flax, beet, corn, and alfalfa are insect or wind pollinated,…"
"Sorry Bristow, I don't quite understand what you are saying.
Roadrunner, you are right, farmers need to choose the system that works for them, but they need to know that organic is an option and get over the misconceptions about it.
I am also a…"