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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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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 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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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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Notill tye drill verus Greatplains drill and caddy

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Attention Hunters! 9 Replies

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Looking to start farm business

Started by Maja Jurisic in General Agriculture Discussions Jan 25, 2019.

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Started by Robert Campbell in Beef in Ontario Talk. Last reply by Chris RAlph May 30, 2018.

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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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Featured Commentary Articles from Farms.com Canada East

The Future of Farm Shows?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most farm shows have been cancelled in 2020 and there is still uncertainty about the 2021 shows. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) went online. Last week, we got to see how the show fared in a new “venue.” Many are asking if this platform will be the way of the future.

OFA focused on long-term soil health and conservation

Agricultural soil health is directly connected to the food production system and economic growth in Ontario.

Soybean Harvest 2020 | John Deere S770 Harvesting Soybeans

Soybean Harvest 2020 | John Deere S770 Harvesting Soybeans | Ontario, Canada

Managing Knolls: Causes, Symptoms and Remediation Strategies

Ben Rosser and Jake Munroe, Corn and Soil Management Specialists with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) discuss the reasons why eroded knolls develop, how they affect crops and how they can be managed. Shot in Wellington County, Ontario, near Rockwood. Video shooting and editing by Alexandra Collingwood.

Visiting Forbes Cattle Farm

I visited Gary Forbes cattle operation in the Bruce Peninsula.

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

Vive Crop Protection places No. 27 on The Globe and Mail's second-annual ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce it placed No.27 on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies.

CFO hosts virtual discussion to support farmer-member business, professional and personal growth

On September 24, 2020, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) hosted a virtual Women in Leadership meeting for farmer-members to discuss the latest chicken industry news and how to work together virtually in the new reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poultry and egg farmers statement on the Speech from the Throne

Canada’s 4,700 poultry and egg farmers welcome yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. In particular, the federal government’s reaffirmed commitment to launch programs and initiatives to mitigate the impact of recent trade agreements on our farmers.

Winery challenges may continue post pandemic, if changes are not made

As local wineries continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, the future won’t offer much relief for the industry if changes aren’t made as soon as possible.

John Fedorkow’s term as Grape King extended

The Grape Growers of Ontario extend our thanks to John Fedorkow, who has accepted the Board of Director’s request to extend his tenure as Grape King for the year 2020/2021.

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