by Nathan Stevens
This week, the Provincial government introduced the Local Food Act, 2013. This act has the potential to be a positive opportunity for government to lead the way on local food. It also represents an opportunity for farmers in Ontario to supply Ontario’s public bodies with local food.
The Act has three simple purposes. The first is to foster successful and resilient local food economies and systems throughout Ontario. The second is to increase awareness…Continue
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Do you have dancing shoes but hardly ever wear them? Did you get your first job or maybe your last job because you had 4-H on your resume? Did you show a calf at a local fair or maybe even at the Royal Winter Fair? Do you still know how to make muffins without tunnels? Did you meet your husband, best friend or mentor at 4-H.?
Well 4-H Canada is looking for you. The organization is looking for all friends of 4-H to help celebrate its 100th anniversary. Celebrations will take place all…Continue
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I consider myself lucky to have grown up on a farm near Comber, Ontario. I am now an elementary school teacher at Jack Miner Public School in the town of Kingsville, Ontario. Although teaching is now my profession, I have many fond
memories of life on the farm. About five years ago, I wrote a poem about…
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Farm Management Canada (FMC) Launches International Farm Management Competition
March 18, 2013 - Ottawa, ON - Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to attend the International Farm Management Congress in Poland July 2013, all expenses paid. Come with FMC to Poland to learn international agricultural management best practices…Continue
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When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils. The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops. The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture. But it wasn't always this way.
Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …Continue
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I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who viewed our site & became a member !
We now have 45 members across Canadian since our site opened up March 06, 2013.
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|Career opportunities in Ontario’s greenhouse sector are growing and OAC’s Ridgetown Campus has developed a new academic program to address the growing need for trained greenhouse growers and assistant growers, as well as additional professional jobs in this…|
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The flight from Delhi to Brussels was uneventful. One thing we did notice was the high security leaving India. Just to get on the plane we had our passports and/or our boarding passes checked up to six times. Others had their bags checked through up to two times.
The layover in Brussels was just long enough to…Continue
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Another bright,sunny day today in Delhi. AALP Class 14 has really enjoyed their trip to India but many are looking forward to heading back home to family & friends. A trip to the food market is first order of the day. First impression was primitive & more garbage laying around. Hira Singh Wholesale Vegetable…Continue
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Good morning from Delhi where the sun is shining bright with the expected high of twenty nine degrees. We have started our journey towards Agra where the famous Taj Mahal resides. Although our travels have been mainly on a coach bus, did you know that India has the third largest railway system in the world. The…Continue
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AALP class 14 started off Day Eleven of our study tour later than usual with an 8:15 a.m. wake-up call. While many back home battle a winter wonderland the class enjoyed a sunny 28 degree Delhi winter.
We headed off to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) which is situated inside the city…Continue
Expect the unexpected, organized chaos, frightening, bumpy, contrast and adventure. These are some of the ways that the AALP Class 14 members described their varied experiences today. We started the day by visiting the head office of Digital Green…Continue
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Today the AALP Class 14 members stepped outside their comfort zone and visited the Bawana colony (slum) in north west Delhi. We started the day by meeting with the Delhi division of Habitat for Humanity and learned that 40% of Delhi residents live at, or below, the poverty level. Habitat for Humanity has been…Continue