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2019 Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase! at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Confrerence Centre

January 30, 2019 to January 31, 2019
The 2018 Farms.com Precision Agriculture Conference & Ag Technology Showcase brought together more than 350 precision ag enthusiasts. They were able to learn from senior level forward-thinking precision agriculture expert speaker presentations as well as hands-on workshops. The conference had workshops designed for those just beginning with precision agriculture as well as for those who have a solid understanding on the basics of precision agriculture, but want to take it to the next level.See More
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FarmSmart Expo at University of Guelph

January 19, 2019 from 9am to 6pm
FarmSmart Expo will features Diagnosing Soil Problems with Adam Hayes, OMAFRA & Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA, Innovative ideas for growing Dry Beans with Peter Pauls, U of G & Meghan Moran, Weed Control Strategies With Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA and Clarence Swanton, etc.See More
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LEARN TO START THE RIGHT CONVERSATIONS AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR INVESTMENT JOURNEY at Ontario

December 13, 2018 from 2pm to 3pm
LEARN TO START THE RIGHT CONVERSATIONS AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR INVESTMENT JOURNEYAttracting Global Investment in Agri-Tech: An Investment preparation program by Bioenterprise.Attend this FREE one-hour webinar that will give you some fundamental tools for assessing your own stage of finding investment, understanding the importance of conferences and events, and engaging investors in productive conversations.Tap into Bioenterprise's Expert Network and hear from experienced industry…See More
Dec 3
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Annual Seed & Feed Show, Annual Meeting and Trade Show at Royal Canadian Legion,

December 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 7pm
Placement of exhibits will start at 9:30 and the program will begin at 10:15 am.An excellent slate of speakers will address a number of timely topics including: OSCIA Programs, Lois Sinclair, Program Lead, OSCIA OMAFRA Soil Health Updates,Andrew Barrie, OMAFRA Avoiding the Pitfalls of Resistance,Deb Campbell, Agronomy Advantage Harvest Opportunities – Kansas to Alberta & Australia,Austin Davenport & Tim Danard Year End Crop Review,Taylor Holmes, Certified Crop Advisor, Holmes Agro USMCA…See More
Nov 28
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Farm Transition Plan Workshop at Cookstown Curling Club

November 28, 2018 from 8:30am to 12pm
It’s never too soon to start the conversation. Join OFA, The Co-operators, Farm Life and Scotiabank as we present a free, half-day workshop to help you get started on a successful transition plan.Workshops are open to all Ontario farmers and include:Transition planning 101Panel discussion and case studiesHow to set up your own transition teamWorkshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and include a light lunch. Register today.…See More
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Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2019 at Elmwood Community Centre

January 3, 2019 to January 9, 2019
GBFW is a 7 day agricultural conference featuring a program dedicated to each of the major commodity groups in Grey and Bruce counties and beyond.There are usually approximately 55 speakers from across the province, other provinces and the U.S.  Each day includes a producer panel where producers can learn from their peers.*Please Note GBFW19 will have a day order change*Dairy Day, Thursday Jan 3, 2019Goat Day Friday Jan 4, 2019Sheep Day Saturday Jan 5, 2019 Horse Day Sunday Jan 6, 2019Beef Day…See More
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Forage Focus 2018 at Stratford Rotary Complex - Hall 1

September 20, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Forage Focus Conference 2018, For the first time, this conference will be held in Stratford, at the Stratford Rotary Complex on Thursday, December 6, 2018.The program begins with registration and trade show, from 9 - 10 am, and speakers until 3:30pm.  Presentations are CEU accredited.  The cost of this years’ conference is $40, and includes conference proceedings and a hot lunch.The keynote speaker at Forage Focus 2018 will be…See More
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Soil Health & Cover Crop Field Day at Tom and Lynn Tyhurst

September 14, 2018 from 3pm to 7pm
Field Tour Includes:Cover crops after wheatCover crops interseeded in cornCover crop seeding equipmentStrip till equipmentSoil pit with Dr. Adam Gillespie, OMAFRA/University of GuelphRainfall simulatorSpeaker ProgramFarmer Panel: Cover Crops and Reduced Tillage with Dan Petker, Port Rowan; Mike Strang, Exeter; Kevin Nixon, LondonCan Cover Crops Affect P losses? Dr. Merrin Macrae, University of WaterlooRegistration: Please Call Ridgetown OMAFRA at 519-674-1690 See More
Sep 10
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2018 Shakespeare Swine Seminar at Stratford Festival Inn

September 19, 2018 from 3:30pm to 8pm
The annual Shakespeare Swine Seminar for producers and allied industry personnel will be held at the Stratford Festival Inn on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Stratford, Ontario.  Please note the change of location. The meeting is sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs and Ontario Pork and the seminar focuses on topics of current and practical interest to swine producers.  Program highlights include: understanding the temporary foreign worker programgas…See 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…

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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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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

Started by Alix bezak in General Agriculture Discussions Apr 28, 2016.

Hunting Property

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Hunting

Started by Nick Romanow in General Agriculture Discussions Apr 28, 2016.

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Farmers are dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of our land. It’s our business to maintain healthy soils that will ensure food production today and for future generations. Soil is one of our most valuable and irreplaceable resources. That’s why the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is committed to researching, implementing and promoting farming practices that protect our soil and environment.

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Five start-ups will show off their achievements on Demo Day and try to convince investors that they have what it takes to reinvent dairy

Agropur Cooperative is holding its first Demo Day in Montreal. The event is the culmination of Agropur's Inno Accel business accelerator program, the first of its kind in the North American dairy industry. The five start-ups in the first Inno Accel cohort will present their businesses and achievements to an audience drawn from the North American entrepreneurial ecosystem and try to convince a select group of invited potential investors to back their businesses and help them grow.

Ontario Announced New Accountability Measures on Government Spending

After 15 years of the previous government's fiscal mismanagement, Ontario's Government continues to keep its promise of achieving value for every taxpayer dollar spent. On Tuesday, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy announced the launch of the new Audit and Accountability Committee.

Ontario's To Cut Red Tape to Make Ontario a Top Destination for Global Investments

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Statement on the Feast or Famine report

Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the release of the Feast or Famine report on the impacts of climate change and carbon pricing, released on December 11th by the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Canada’s coal power phase-out reaches another milestone

Making a transition to cleaner energy helps cut carbon pollution and positions us to take advantage of the $26 trillion global opportunity presented by the transition to clean energy and climate action. Phasing out coal also reduces our exposure to harmful air pollutants from coal plants, protecting our health by improving the quality of the air we breathe. Accelerating the phase-out of coal will result in 260 avoided premature mortalities; 40,000 fewer asthma episodes; and 190,000 fewer days of breathing difficulty and reduced activity in Canada by 2055.

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