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Ontario Beef Youth Alliance Tour at Ramada Inn,

August 5, 2022 at 10am to August 6, 2022 at 6pm
Beef Farmers of Ontario have been so encouraged by the enthusiasm and engagement in the newly created, Ontario Beef Youth Alliance (OBYA). We are looking forward to finally bringing this group together in-person for an opportunity to connect with others, and tour Ontario farms.This event, happening Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6, is open to all those subscribed to be a member of the OBYA. If you have not yet subscribed, …See More
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Ottawa Valley farm show at EY Centre

March 15, 2023 at 9am to March 17, 2023 at 4pm
As OVSGA celebrates 95 years of Ag in the Valley, OVSGA would like to thank the many partners and sponsors who continue to support the show and all our other community initiatives.Looking forward to seeing everyone when join together again at #OVFS23. Until then, here is the “95 Years of Ag in the Valley” program with a look back into the history of the OVSGA.Onsite…See More
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Making Better Bales at Owen Sound

June 20, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm
Grey County Agricultural Services is hosting "Making Better Bales" at Valleykirk Farms near Owen Sound on Monday June 20th from 1-3 pm.This is a free, informative event about producing the best quality bales with the fewest baling headaches.Learn about cutting time, baling techniques, net wrap and twine application, and machinery set up for successful baling. This event is a spin-off from a winter course planned by Grey Ag Services. It is open to anyone who would like to attend and there is no…See More
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Canada's Outdoor Farm Show 2022 at 744906 Oxford Road

September 13, 2022 at 8:30am to September 15, 2022 at 5pm
For 2022, we are excited to be back in a big way! Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show will return as a full-scale outdoor farm show on September 13, 14 & 15, 2022. We’re excited to share interactive content from the field once again that gives participants a unique vantage point to experience agricultural equipment and technology up close and in-person.Stay tuned for more exciting updates at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, the largest outdoor farm show in Eastern Canada:Field demonstrationsCrop plot…See More
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2022 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo at Kempville

September 20, 2022 at 6pm to September 24, 2022 at 7pm
Welcome to the IPM 2022 Website! Over the upcoming weeks and months, we will be adding lots of information about how to get involved or to plan your visit to the 2022 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo in Kempville, North Grenville, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville - September 20 - 24,See More
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AgScape 2022 Annual General Meeting at Online & Guelph Ontario

May 2, 2022 at 10am to May 13, 2022 at 4pm
Please join AgScape for 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled over 3 days. The theme this year is Making Authentic Connections Across Ontario.A virtual event on May 4th will feature Dr. Mike Dorrington, Advisor at Ontario Genomics  as a keynote speaker. Speaking specifically to his experiences in connecting genomics with agriculture and food, he will emphasize the importance of these cross-sectoral connections and making meaningful impacts with students. Following a keynote speaker will…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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