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Ontario Bean Growers AGM at online

February 23, 2021 from 9:45am to 12pm
The Ontario Bean Growers will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 9:45 am – 12:00 pm.Pre-registration is required for the AGM.  Registrants will be emailed a link to participate in the virtual meeting.  Voting members will also receive a separate link to the voting platform.You must register for the meeting by Thursday February 11, 2021 at midnight so that we have time to verify voting eligibility and prepare the registration list to be shared with Data…See More
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Profitable Pastures Free Webinar Series at Online

March 9, 2021 from 8pm to 9pm
Tuesday, March 9: “What’s new at the Ontario Beef Research Centre?” with Drs. Kim Schneider and Katie WoodWednesday, March 10: Fodder beet grazing with Dr. Jim Gibbs, Lincoln University, New ZealandThursday, March 11: Pasture fertility with Deb Campbell, Agronomy AdvantageFriday, March 12: Carbon Markets for Forage Farmers with Cedric MacLeod, Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Register:…See More
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Profitable Pastures Free Webinar Series at Online

March 9, 2021 at 8pm to March 11, 2021 at 9pm
Tuesday, March 9: “What’s new at the Ontario Beef Research Centre?” with Drs. Kim Schneider and Katie WoodWednesday, March 10: Fodder beet grazing with Dr. Jim Gibbs, Lincoln University, New ZealandThursday, March 11: Pasture fertility with Deb Campbell, Agronomy AdvantageFriday, March 12: Carbon Markets for Forage Farmers with Cedric MacLeod, Canadian Forage & Grassland Association Register:…See More
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Horse Pasture Management at ONLINE Grey Agricultual Services Services

February 4, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm
Horse Pasture Management. Facilitator: Christine O’Reilly, Forage & Grazing Specialist, OMAFRA How can you manage pastures to maximize the amount of grazing available to your horse(s)? Good pasture management requires balancing what the horses need with what the grass needs. This talk will cover how grass grows and some tips to manage horse pasture. Please email info@greyagservices.ca to registerSee More
Jan 25
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To Spray or Not to Spray? Panel Discussion at Online

February 12, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
Off-target pesticide movement can have serious consequences. Not only to a crop, but it can increase insurance premiums, damage reputations and hurt our entire industry. In this all-star panel discussion, we’ll discuss the risks and best practices associated with crop protection in Ontario. See More
Jan 19
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Webinar: Roots To Success: Agricultural Risk Management Workshops at Online

January 26, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm
Farm life can be unpredictable, even on the best days – weather, pests, market conditions, relationships, and more recently, COVID-19 can affect not only day-to-day farm management but the future of the operation altogether. But, with risk, also comes opportunity for those who are positioned to take calculated risks. This is why it’s important to plan for risk.Farm Management Canada invites farmers to attend the Roots to Success Risk Management virtual training session to increase their ability…See More
Jan 18
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Ontario Ag Conference - Share a passion for Ag Learning with your Customers at Online

January 6, 2021 at 9:30am to January 7, 2021 at 2:30pm
With the first ever virtual 2021 Ontario Ag Conference (OAgC21) just around the corner, don’t miss the chance to share this valuable learning opportunity with your customers. The teams from Ontario’s premier crops conferences have “Come Together” to develop a virtual conference platform and program that offers tremendous benefits to anyone involved in crop agriculture across the province. With the inability to meet together face to face this winter, the OAgC21 team has left no stone unturned to…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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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.

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

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