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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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Webinar - Fighting the Invasive Plant Phragmites at Online Event

August 18, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join CVC for a Free Webinar on Fighting the Invasive Plant PhragmitesPhragmites is an invasive plant that has been damaging ecosystems in Ontario for decades. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting a free webinar for rural landowners on controlling Phragmites on their properties. The Deep in the Reeds webinar takes place Tuesday, August 18 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.Join CVC’s Karen Buckle for a lively discussion on how to identify, control and manage this invasive plant with CVC’s invasive…See More
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RWSA Triennial Conference 2021 at Online

May 11, 2021 to May 15, 2021
“Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum”Due to the circumstances resulting from COVID-19, the 2021 RWSA Triennial Conference is going virtual. Although we regret that we can not meet in person as originally planned, we are excited about the opportunity to host a virtual conference that allows for a more diverse range of panel presentations and participants. Any paper and panel submissions that have already been made will still be considered; however, we have extended the deadline to allow for…See More
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2020 Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase at Farms.com

November 17, 2020 to November 19, 2020
Farms.com is excited to announce that it will be holding its first Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase November 17 to 19, 2020.Precision agriculture involves observation, data collection, and making decisions based on what the data is showing.Keynote and breakout sessions are being offered with a variety of topics enabling you to tailor your interests.New to Precision Agriculture?Attend our FREE pre-conference Precision Ag 101 & 201 webinars. Who should…See More
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Event Cancelled : Hastings County Plowing Match & Farm Show at 162 Merrick Road

August 19, 2020 at 9am to August 20, 2020 at 5pm
This event has passed due to covid 2019See More
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Event Cancelled: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Exhibition Place, Toronto

November 6, 2020 at 9am to November 15, 2020 at 9pm
Due to our ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic,the excitement of The Royal will have to wait for another year. The Royal’s Board of Directors today made the heart-wrenching but unanimous decision to cancel the 2020 Royal AgriculturalWinter Fair, originally scheduled for November 6th to 15th at Exhibition Place, Toronto. This treasured annual tradition will return better than ever in 2021.See More
Jul 21
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Event postponed: International Plowing Match & Rural Expo at Kawartha lake

October 14, 2020 at 6pm to October 17, 2020 at 7pm
The 103rd edition of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) has been postponed until October 2021.The IPM will run from Wednesday, October 13th to Saturday, October 16th and will be held at the Lindsay Fairgrounds and neighbouring Farms in Lindsay, Municipality of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.The Leadership of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association (OPA) made this most difficult decision while closely monitoring local, provincial and federal government information and regulations. In spite…See More
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Event Postponed - North American Manure Expo 2020 at Maplevue Farms

August 26, 2020 to August 27, 2020
Due to Covid 2019 this event has been postponed until 2021See More
Jul 21
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Event has been cancelled-Stirling Agricultural Fair at Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

August 14, 2020 at 8am to August 16, 2020 at 11pm
DUE TO COVID-19 the annual Stirling Fair, 2020 has been cancelled.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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Bale Trak Monitor Walk Around

This video will give the viewer an overview of Bale Trak monitor functions. The Bale Trak monitor has two versions; the Bale Trak Pro used on Round Balers with a standard or MegaWide pickup and the Bale Trak Plus which is used on HC2 precutter equipped round balers.

Visiting Cattle in the Bruce Peninsula

I visited Jamie Mielhausen’s cattle farm where he has 450 cows on pasture.

Establishing a great stand of alfalfa after summer wheat harvest

Livestock Specialist, Martina Nelson, discusses best practices for establishing a great stand of alfalfa after taking off winter wheat in the summer.

Pioneer® brand Enlist E3® soybean varieties: Field Observations

In this video, Pioneer Field Agronomist Daniel Emmert discusses some of the key differences between the new Pioneer® brand Enlist E3® soybeans as well as other varieties like Pioneer® brand A-Series soybeans. One of the major differences Daniel has observed is in plant height. Enlist soybeans have a shorter, bushy plant stature, which doesn’t detract from its standability. Another key point that Dan has observed is group 15 herbicide injury. In a variety of plots, Enlist soybeans showed no difference in susceptibility to group 15 injury than other soybeans in the same plot.

LET’S DO SUMMER SHEEP CHORES

A WONDERFUL, UNCOMPLICATED DAY OF SHEEP CHORES. I love lambing... but honestly, my favourite days on the farm, are those where I can chore in the morning (with no surprises), and catch up on management jobs in the afternoon.

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Government of Canada investment brings nutritious surplus food to vulnerable Canadians

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Nutri Group Head office, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, today to announce details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds of quality, nutritious, surplus food to Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

New Brunswick Indigenous Agriculture Development Program now accepting applications

The provincial and federal governments have created a new development program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support First Nations interested in participating in the agriculture and agri-food industry.

Quebec vegetable producers set to grow with investments in innovative technology and processes

Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced nearly $2.2 million for two Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington, Quebec companies as they move forward with first-in-the-sector projects, making use of advanced agricultural technology. contributions totalling nearly $2.2 million.

Preparing for 2020 Seeding of Winter Canola

Winter canola seed sales have been very strong and Ontario acres in 2020 are expected to be higher than ever before. While research on the crop has been limited, some recommendations are outlined below based on experience over the past few years and experience with spring canola in Ontario.

How personal branding can build public trust

Building and managing a brand has many advantages, from representing agriculture positively to the rest of the world, to helping other farmers, to improving profitability.

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