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Farm Implements on the Roadway RESCHEDULED at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

February 20, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Each year we hear of a number of traffic incidents involving farm equipment.  This course, facilitated by Brian Welsh of MTO, and Constable James Hunter, will provide an overview of the key requirements for farm vehicles (tractors, combines, towed implements) driven on the roadway. The Rules of the Road will also be discussed in detail.  There will be an extensive opportunity for questions. Registration is required please see attached poster or…See More
Feb 13
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Ontario Hay and Forage Cooperative AGM at Mohawk Inn

March 1, 2019 from 11am to 3pm
Join us to hear all of the work the Board of Directors has been doing on your behalf this year. Exciting updates and grower opportunities!!Click here to Register, or see the AgendaSee More
Feb 12
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Assessing The Business Risks Of African Swine Fever In The Ontario Pork Industry at Stratford Golf & Country Club

February 26, 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Balancing the information on ASF for the pork industryIndustry experts will examine the impact of ASF (African Swine Fever) on global and domestic pork markets, explore what opportunities this presents. Meeting will also highlight the strategies in place to prevent ASF in Canada, and identify how the Ontario hog market could be impacted.Cost: $40.00 per person To register: dkaczmarczyk@Southwestvets.ca  Spots limited.…See More
Feb 8
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London Farm Show at Western Fair District

March 6, 2019 at 9am to March 8, 2019 at 5pm
Join for the Largest Spring Farm Show in Eastern Canada. Showcasing the Latest Industry Trends & Newest Technology.Bringing Leaders Together - Showcasing The Latest Industry Trends & Newest TechnologyWhat To Expect At The Show:Interactive & Educational Seminars350+ ExhibitorsComplimentary shuttle service, sponsored by AlpineOpportunities to research and talk with new suppliers Industry experts, with a wealth of knowledge and experience An opportunity to re-connect with friends,…See More
Feb 8
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Profitable Pastures 2019 at Mount Forest Community Hall

March 19, 2019 from 10am to 3:30pm
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2019.  This years’ theme is:  Pasture Management Above and Below the Ground.  The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  Additionally, remote locations will be added.  Please watch our website for news on these remote locations.  Presentations are CEU…See More
Feb 7
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A Focus on Replacement Heifers and/or Sheep Paddock Design for Rotational Grazing at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

March 13, 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
RESCHEDULED from January 30Planning for the Future:A Focus on Replacement HeifersThis short course explores key considerations for selecting and managing replacement heifers and setting them up for a successful first calving.  Topics will include: replacement heifer selection criteria; economic aspects of replacement heifer rearing; and body condition and feeding considerations. Facilitated by Beef Cattle Specialists at OMAFRA—Megan Van Schaik, and James Byrne.And/OrBeef & Sheep Paddock…See More
Feb 5
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Sheep Body Condition Scoring at 206 Toronto St. S., Markdale lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

February 11, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
RESCHEDULED from January 28Learn a simple body condition score technique that will help you make decisions to improve sheep health and farm profitability.  Using body condition scoring on your farm can improve lamb survival, litter size and lamb weights as well as increasing ewe longevity. Facilitated by Delma Kennedy, Sheep Specialist, OMAFRA, and Marlene Paibomesai, Dairy Specialist, OMAFRA Registration is required, see attached course poster or go to…See More
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An Evening with the Beekeeper - all things bees, beekeeping and honey at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

March 7, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
RESCHEDULED from January 31Join us for a Q&A discussion on any and all related topics of interest. Hugh Simpson, Grey County Commercial Beekeeper Osprey Bluffs Honey Co., will bring his experience to lead an informative and interactive session designed to cover the subjects of most interest to you.Registration is required, see attached course poster or go to www.greyagservices.caSee More
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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

History, Culture and Cowboys

Our day began in the historic Stockyards District of Fort Worth, once called "Cowtown". This was once the great livestock exchange of the region, as animals made their way into the area‎ by rail. The economy and infrastructure has changed, but the industry has adapted.

At Superior Livestock Auction, bimonthly…

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Posted by AALP on July 14, 2018 at 10:30am

In the fields of Texas

Friday morning saw the group continue its NAST with an early morning visit to the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB). Located on a 70-acre campus outside of Waco, the Texas Farm Bureau advocates for the agricultural needs of all Texas farmers at the local, state and national level. With over 500,000 member families, the TFB prides itself as being the “Voice of Agriculture”.…

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Posted by AALP on July 13, 2018 at 7:00am

From the Capitol to cattle

Day 5 of our tour started with the drive from College Station to the capital city of Austin. We headed to the Capitol, taking in the architecture and city sights. We also learned a few fun facts about the Capitol building, such as it is taller than the US Capitol building!

Our first speaker was Christi Craddick, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission.…

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Posted by AALP on July 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

Everything's bigger in Texas

Our first visit of the day was to J.D. Hudgins, a family business breeding registered Brahman cattle for sale in ‎38 states and 43 countries, most located around the equator. This breed is very well suited to tropical and subtropical climates, having originated in India. We got to "meet" Manso, the bull bought by Hudgins in…

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Posted by AALP on July 10, 2018 at 7:30am

AALP class takes NASA

Houston, we have landed. On day two of the North American study tour AALP class 17 stopped in at NASA Johnson Space Center. We had the chance to see the historic mission control center where they navigated the first man to the moon, in addition to many other missions to space.

The control center, which closed in 1992, still features the speaker where many historic words were said –…

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Posted by AALP on July 9, 2018 at 7:30am

Howdy from Texas

AALP Class 17 arrived at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, and were greeted by Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, the leadership program director and professor of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Jim is also the director of Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership…

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Posted by AALP on July 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

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Photos from 2017 Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ in Dartford, Ont, 06 July 1 Reply

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

Started by Moe Agostino in Commodity Market Talk. Last reply by Moe Agostino Jul 30, 2017.

Scouting And Managing Tough Weeds: Canada Fleabane.

Started by OntAG Admin in Crop Talk Aug 14, 2016.

Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2017

Started by Grey Bruce Farmers' Week in General Agriculture Discussions May 9, 2016.

2 questions about my pigs

Started by Alix bezak in Pork in Ontario Discussions Apr 28, 2016.

abattoirs in southern ontario

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Minister Walker: We want to enable Ontario firms to develop data driven business models

The consultations will explore three key topics. The first is restoring public trust and confidence. We're going to ensure we stay accountable by introducing world-leading, best-in-class data privacy protections. The second is creating economic benefits. We want to enable Ontario firms to develop data-driven business models so they can leverage the commercial value that data can offer. And the third is enabling better, smarter, efficient overnment. We want to unlock the value of government data by promoting the use of data-driven technologies across government.

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Ontario Invests in Small and Rural Municipalities to Improve Service Delivery and Efficiency

Ontario's government is working for the people to improve local service delivery and efficiency in the province's municipalities. Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario's small and rural municipalities.

Minister Morneau Discusses Budget 2019: Investing in the Middle Class in Ottawa

In 2015, Canadians chose a plan to invest in the middle class and offer real help to people working hard to join it. Over the next three years, that plan gave more help to those who need it, and less for those who don't. It invested in building a better Canada—a stronger, more connected country. It created better opportunities for people today, and promised a better future.

CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2019

Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2019 Executive Committee. The elections followed the annual general meeting and the 15-member Board of Directors, made up of farmers and other stakeholders from the chicken industry, has chosen the following representatives:

Canadian Federation of Agriculture is Pleased to Note Several Agriculture Initiatives in 2019 Budget

Canadian Federation of Agriculture is Pleased to Note Several Agriculture Initiatives in 2019 Budget The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) pleased with several key announcements in the Federal Budget that recognized many of the CFA's pre-budget submission recommendations.

U of G students' soybean-based liqueur is a real winner

5th Bean liqueur captures the 23rd annual Project Soy competition to create new products from Ontario soybeans Fermented tofu whey doesn’t sound like something that could be turned into a tasty alcoholic beverage, but a group of University of Guelph students have done just that. The team of Sean Mitchell, Timothy Shuh and Mitch Rice used that tofu waste product to help create 5th Bean liqueur, a creamy alcoholic beverage reminiscent of Baileys Irish Cream.

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