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June 2012 Blog Posts (12)

The Wealthy Barber Returns: See David Chilton Live At The Canadian Fruit And Vegetable Tech Exchange; July 14.

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Sustain Ontario takes its Next Step Developing in a Food Strategy

By Nathan Stevens

June 22, 2012

 

The need for an Ontario or Canadian food strategy has been emerging in the agricultural and health communities. Sustain Ontario is one of the groups that is moving ahead in developing ideas around an Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy. Their efforts tie agriculture and food production to health and environmental improvement.  A recent meeting held by Sustain Ontario focused on three key strategic…

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Added by CFFO Blog on June 22, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

On the mind of a young Farmer

Yes the Canadian census confirms I am a young farmer and by a long shot.  I have been reading some of the stats to learn that the average age of a farmer in Ontario is up to 54 yrs.  I have almost 2 decades to go through before I get there.  Thinking back on how much I have seen farming change over the years so far, i get the feeling I am in for a shock before I make the "average" age.  Thats all good, its exciting times.  

I as other farmers around here, well if you take twitter as…

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Added by Gus Ternoey on June 21, 2012 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Are Robot Farmers Going To Take Over? See The Latest Robotic Technology "Prospero and Aquarius" At The CFVTX Event July 12-13, 2012

 





 

Farmers ready to rally and support the annual, horticulture trade show.

Simcoe, ON

(June 17, 2012) – Norfolk County, the predominant fruit and vegetable community, is home to the annual fruit & veg trade show – Canada’s Fruit & Veg Tech X-Change.…

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Added by OntAG Admin on June 18, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Holland 658, Baling Hay in Ontario Canada

Talk about 'making hay while the sun shines'. Here's a short video I shot on Saturday June 16th 2012 of my nephew Ryan baling hay with his New Holland 658 hay baler. The grass feed is a mixture of alfalfa, red clover and timothy and as such will make excellent feed for the growing numbers of cows on their feedlots.

I can remember harvesting the hay in this field in the 1970s and 80s - we used to walk behind the tractor and wagon and pitch 80 lbs bales onto the wagon…

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Added by Robert Campbell on June 17, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Tough Decisions ahead for Growing Forward 2

By Nathan Stevens

June 15, 2012

 

The federal and provincial governments are working on Growing Forward 2, the five-year policy framework for the agriculture and agri-food sector. Farmers, farm organizations and commodity groups across the country are focused on influencing the outcome of the framework. A realistic assessment of the world around us today points to this agreement featuring harder choices than those made in the original…

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Added by CFFO Blog on June 15, 2012 at 2:37pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: CFFO helps fill a bus for Agricultural Education

The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario is placing a strong emphasis on the importance of agricultural education. Earlier this year the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario announced its scholarship program for students attending post-secondary courses in agricultural studies. Continuing with that direction, CFFO has sponsored a bus full of school children to visit the Ag Museum in Ottawa. Good education involves teaching the history of the…

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Added by CFFO Blog on June 8, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Animal Welfare Expert Temple Grandin Urges Farmers to Share Their Message

Animal welfare is an issue that is gaining in importance for livestock farmers across North America .There are few people more influential in the area of reasonable animal welfare improvements than Dr. Temple Grandin. I recall her sharing her thoughts at a meeting back in 2006 about the future of animal handling and animal welfare. Today, she is calling on farmers to use social media to influence the public discourse on animal welfare in North America, and the strides taken since the…

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Added by CFFO Blog on June 1, 2012 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

First Nations community in rural northern Ontario receives new award

The Eabametoong First Nation is one of the five recipients of the first-ever Rural Ontario Leaders Awards.

New Senate appointee looks forward to offering a rural perspective

Ontario’s rural communities now have a greater chance of being heard in the Senate chambers.

Can Your Boar Ensure Quality? Hypor Kanto Can

The Hypor Kanto is Hypor’s fastest growing terminal sire line, and given the other lines Hypor offers, that’s saying a lot.

Hydro RES to build energy storage facility for LRT line in Ontario

The Canadian unit of UK-based Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) will design and build a battery energy storage facility that will provide backup power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line in Ontario.

Public invited to weigh in on agricultural plan for Ontario County

The plan promotes growth and development of agricultural businesses within the county.

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