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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…
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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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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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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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
Added by AALP on February 27, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
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
AALP Class 14 was awake not quite as early this morning and was off to the Mumbai airport for a short flight to the nation’s capital Delhi. From the airport we boarded our bus and were off to see the major sights of New & Old Delhi. First up the oldest monument in India, Qutab Minar dating back to 1100 A.D., the largest tower (~73m) was erected by the many suggestive Islam rulers over the centuries from the stones of the Hindu temples they demolished.
Many were then thankful for…Continue
AALP Class 14 had an early start to our day as we made our way to the city of Pune. Pune is a growing city of over 5 million people. (…Continue
After an early breakfast we left Mumbai for a 3.5 hour drive to tour Syngenta Foundation Villages located at Jawahar in the Thane District. The drive took us up into the arid hills through many small villages. Although the fields were bare now, this district is a traditional rice growing area in the monsoon season…Continue
Rested! AALP Class 14 finally got to wake up from a full night’s sleep in beds that didn't flutter over land and sea, or wobble down a track. Feeling refreshed we met with our first guide of the day, a wonderful woman who had worked with Mother Theresa, has a Masters in Social Work and who passionately loves…Continue
AALP Class 14 arrived at Pearson International Airport on time for departure on our International Study Tour to India. After a short delay everyone was eager to get started on our trip. The first…Continue
Each class of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) includes two study tours as part of the curriculum – one in North America, and one involving international travel. These study tours give participants the opportunity to gain an even broader perspective and understanding of regional/national/ international issues and their…Continue
Added by AALP on January 21, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments
Imagine harvesting a bumper crop, in perfect loose soil with no trash, clods or rocks. Many would say that this will never be possible here in North America. Northern Equipment Solutions is now offering the equipment and knowledge needed to take advantage of this tried and proven technology from Europe. Improved shape, quality, size uniformity and yield are all now possible.
Many Farms within Europe have seen the benefits of soil conditioning and quad planting, with its…Continue
Added by Paul Smith on December 17, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments
As a precision GPS specialist, I am amazed when my initial conversation with a new customer starts with a few common comments about precision GPS systems and the brands that represent them. My return to all of these comments is the exact same statement, but I have decided to list what someone with years of precision knowledge has to say about these mis-conceptions and not the canned my product is better that many…Continue
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The Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario (JFAO) recently received an investment to research the barriers that new and/or young farmers in Ontario might face when trying to start a new farming venture. The purpose of the project is to identify the resources or assistance needed to help these producers overcome hurdles they may face while trying to pursue farm ownership.
Are you a young farmer? Do you know a young farmer?
If so, we would love to hear what you…Continue
Added by Tony M on October 16, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of our …Continue
Added by AALP on July 16, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
The wheat is off, the crops are sprayed, the pressing field work is behind me. There is always more to do, but its no longer time critical. Sure i can pull some weeds in the field, but it doesn't need to be done today. The wheat stubble needs to be plowed, but no rush, I would prefer a good rain to sprout the lost wheat before I start anyhow. Sure the free range chickens and turkeys need constant attention, but that has become no different than doing the laundry, its just part of life.…Continue
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