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Ontario World Food Day Concert at Online Event

November 1, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm
Many things have changed this year, but one thing that hasn’t? The dedication many Ontario residents have for helping people around the world who are hungry.The concert features Naomi Bristow, a country music singer and yodeler from Beeton, Ontario.In past years, the concert has been held live and in-person in Meaford. While it’s not how anyone would have preferred, Bristow and Reinders are optimistic the show will still be entertaining.As Bristow points out, “We will make the best of current…See More
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TALK, ASK, LISTEN - Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-8, 2020. at Online

October 5, 2020 at 3:30pm to October 8, 2020 at 4:30pm
Do More Ag will be providing the “Talk, Ask, Listen” webinar, broken down into one hour modules at zero cost during Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-8, 2020.The workshop provides information on topics such as:The signs and symptoms of mental illness, anxiety, depression, stress, and substance use, including the unique statistics and factors the agriculture industry experiences.What support looks like, depending on your level of education, experience, and training.How to prepare and have…See More
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TALK, ASK, LISTEN - Module 1 - Mental Health Awareness at Online

October 5, 2020 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Do More Ag will be providing the “Talk, Ask, Listen” webinar, broken down into one hour modules at zero cost during Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 5-8, 2020.The workshop provides information on topics such as:The signs and symptoms of mental illness, anxiety, depression, stress, and substance use, including the unique statistics and factors the agriculture industry experiences.What support looks like, depending on your level of education, experience, and training.How to prepare and have…See More
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Canada’s Digital Farm Show - Sept 15-19,2020 at Canada's Outdoor Park

September 15, 2020 at 8:30am to September 19, 2020 at 5pm
Canada's Digital Farm Show will, in true outdoor farm show fashion, deliver interactive content from the field, giving participants a unique vantage point to see equipment and agricultural technology in a way they have not been able to before.Canada’s Digital Farm Show will feature unique programming like crop plot tours, equipment demonstrations, dairy and livestock automation, an exhibitor showcase featuring hundreds of agricultural companies and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to…See More
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OFA Regional Meetings 2020 - Elgin County at Online

August 19, 2020 from 8pm to 9pm
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OFA is conducting this year’s regional meetings in a virtual format. This format is to ensure we protect the health and safety of our staff, directors and members.OFA regional meetings offer the opportunity to engage in discussions about the issues and priorities impacting the agriculture and food industry, network with local federation directors and fellow members, and support your local agricultural community.The virtual experience of attending regional meetings…See More
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Visiting a citrus cooperative

AALP class 17 left Seville the morning of January 15 heading to Sunaran Citrus Coop near the town of Palma De Rio. We were greeted by our tour guide Rosa for an informative tour of one of the biggest citrus coops in Spain. The coop consists of 98-100 members, all of which are farmer members.

The coop has 1500 acres of land growing a wide variety of orange variety’s with the main being “Salustiana” which is a juice press variety. Besides oranges they also do grapefruits with the main…

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Posted by AALP on January 16, 2020 at 10:00am

Picking strawberries in January

Day 7 of AALP Class 17 IST contintued with one of the highlights so far on the trip, a fruit cooperative named Cuna De Platero. We were lucky enough to be taken on a tour of their greenhouses where they allowed to try some of the different varieties of strawberries that they grow.  The greenhouses are once again made with plastic and are of similar style to our previous visits this trip. They have a cooperative structure, which is something we have come to find is very common here in Spain.…

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Posted by AALP on January 14, 2020 at 10:00am

Exploring traditional and modern agriculture in Spain

Jan 12 - Sunday

Our day began leaving the sunny Mediterranean coast and travelling to the small rural village of Alameda. We visited the Centre Tematico del campo Andaluz. This was a museum dedicated to teaching people about the past farming practices and traditions. We were met by a museum guide, and two local farmers, a father and son – Antonio Sr. and Antonio Jr. Antonio Sr. was 90 years old and had, in his lifetime, farmed in the traditional way which, for olive oil production,…

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Posted by AALP on January 13, 2020 at 1:00pm

Ag and city tours make up our first few days in Spain

The AALP Class left the beautiful Toledo to head to a feedlot outside the city. We were toured around a feedlot that is part of a cooperative that consists of 9,500 head of cattle. Our host, who is the president of the cooperative, has two feedlots and 600 hectares of crop land. It was interesting to learn that the cooperative’s major export market outside of Spain are Lebanon, Turkey and Israel. These destinations have particularly stringent standards for how the beef must be treated and…

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Posted by AALP on January 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

AALP Class 17 leaves for Spain

Sadly, one class member, Bernice Weber Passchier, is ill and was unable to join us for our rescheduled International Study Tour. The rest of AALP Class 17 met at Pearson airport and boarded the plane to Philadelphia; after a short layover we were on an overnight flight to Madrid, Spain. 

Once we landed, we met up with Rafa, our bus driver, and Ismael, our tour guide. We were happy to learn that Ismael had an agricultural background and has been doing ag-focused tours for the last five…

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Posted by AALP on January 9, 2020 at 5:00pm

Telling our story in Plano

Out last day in Texas had the AALP Class visit BNSF Railway headquarters (the air traffic control of the railway) a 23-billion dollar company situated outside of Fort Worth in an impressive, modern facility. We were greeted by James Titsworth, General Director of Business Development. We viewed the impressive state-of-the-art dispatch area, where over 250 people work together 24/7 ensuring safety of the railway system West of…

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Posted by AALP on July 18, 2018 at 11:30am

Going back in time in Dallas

Sunday, July 15th saw AALP Class 17 visit the Sixth Floor Museum Sixth Floor Museumin Dallas. This is the floor…

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Posted by AALP on July 15, 2018 at 11:00am

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Attention Hunters! 9 Replies

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Looking to start farm business

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Mark your calendars for the 2017 6th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour! 212 Replies

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Scouting And Managing Tough Weeds: Canada Fleabane.

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Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2017

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Bill 156: It’s Only as Good as It Is Enforceable

You have probably heard of Bill 156. It drew media attention to the ongoing plight of farmers and truck drivers facing ongoing confrontation from animal activists. The Bill was passed in June and is now the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.

OFA survey shows farmers adapting and making strides on the road to recovery

After several months of enduring the effects of COVID-19, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) reached out to our members to gather valuable input on how their farm businesses have fared, both positively and negatively, through the pandemic.

NK Food Grade Soybean Plot

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Planting Red Wheat - Farmland Optimization and Crop Rotation

AGinvest works with farmers to ensure the long term health and productivity of the land in which it invests. Planting Red Wheat as a rotation crop allows for several beneficial opportunities. A healthy crop of wheat planted once every 4 or 5 years can improve organic matter, is an excellent weed suppressor and then by winter seeding (over seeding) crops like clover or rye, soil quality can be improved upon even further.

Ontario Field Strawberry Production

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Canada and Nova Scotia Launch $1M Program to Protect Farm Workers

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have reached a new agreement that will see the Government of Canada invest $983,500, for a total of up to $1,229,375 available funding, under the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund to protect farm workers in Nova Scotia. The federal funding will be delivered by the Nova Scotia’s Department of Agriculture.

New Report Sends Warning about Ramifications of Lack of Farmer Support by Canadian Government

Atlantic Grain Council, Grain Farmers of Quebec (Producteurs de grains du Québec), and Grain Farmers of Ontario draw attention to a recent report warning the Canadian government of the consequences of its continued lack of support for farmers in the face of heightened competitive disadvantages with respect to U.S. farmers.

Ontario Supporting Farmers Through Research Investments

Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices.

4-H Ontario congratulates the Provincial winners of Go For The Gold 2020

4-H Ontario is thrilled to announce the provincial winners of the 2020 Go For The Gold competition (GFTG), with John Taylor (President/CEO of OMIA) present at the virtual event, sponsored by Ontario Mutual.

Ont. counties call for tax updates

Representatives of several counties in Ontario recently expressed concern over the property valuation and taxation processes for aggregate sites.

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