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Farm Implements on the Roadway RESCHEDULED at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

February 20, 2019 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Each year we hear of a number of traffic incidents involving farm equipment.  This course, facilitated by Brian Welsh of MTO, and Constable James Hunter, will provide an overview of the key requirements for farm vehicles (tractors, combines, towed implements) driven on the roadway. The Rules of the Road will also be discussed in detail.  There will be an extensive opportunity for questions. Registration is required please see attached poster or…See More
Feb 13
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Ontario Hay and Forage Cooperative AGM at Mohawk Inn

March 1, 2019 from 11am to 3pm
Join us to hear all of the work the Board of Directors has been doing on your behalf this year. Exciting updates and grower opportunities!!Click here to Register, or see the AgendaSee More
Feb 12
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Assessing The Business Risks Of African Swine Fever In The Ontario Pork Industry at Stratford Golf & Country Club

February 26, 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Balancing the information on ASF for the pork industryIndustry experts will examine the impact of ASF (African Swine Fever) on global and domestic pork markets, explore what opportunities this presents. Meeting will also highlight the strategies in place to prevent ASF in Canada, and identify how the Ontario hog market could be impacted.Cost: $40.00 per person To register: dkaczmarczyk@Southwestvets.ca  Spots limited.…See More
Feb 8
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London Farm Show at Western Fair District

March 6, 2019 at 9am to March 8, 2019 at 5pm
Join for the Largest Spring Farm Show in Eastern Canada. Showcasing the Latest Industry Trends & Newest Technology.Bringing Leaders Together - Showcasing The Latest Industry Trends & Newest TechnologyWhat To Expect At The Show:Interactive & Educational Seminars350+ ExhibitorsComplimentary shuttle service, sponsored by AlpineOpportunities to research and talk with new suppliers Industry experts, with a wealth of knowledge and experience An opportunity to re-connect with friends,…See More
Feb 8
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Profitable Pastures 2019 at Mount Forest Community Hall

March 19, 2019 from 10am to 3:30pm
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2019.  This years’ theme is:  Pasture Management Above and Below the Ground.  The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  Additionally, remote locations will be added.  Please watch our website for news on these remote locations.  Presentations are CEU…See More
Feb 7
Grey Bruce Farmers' Week updated an event
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A Focus on Replacement Heifers and/or Sheep Paddock Design for Rotational Grazing at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

March 13, 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
RESCHEDULED from January 30Planning for the Future:A Focus on Replacement HeifersThis short course explores key considerations for selecting and managing replacement heifers and setting them up for a successful first calving.  Topics will include: replacement heifer selection criteria; economic aspects of replacement heifer rearing; and body condition and feeding considerations. Facilitated by Beef Cattle Specialists at OMAFRA—Megan Van Schaik, and James Byrne.And/OrBeef & Sheep Paddock…See More
Feb 5
Grey Bruce Farmers' Week updated an event
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Sheep Body Condition Scoring at 206 Toronto St. S., Markdale lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

February 11, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
RESCHEDULED from January 28Learn a simple body condition score technique that will help you make decisions to improve sheep health and farm profitability.  Using body condition scoring on your farm can improve lamb survival, litter size and lamb weights as well as increasing ewe longevity. Facilitated by Delma Kennedy, Sheep Specialist, OMAFRA, and Marlene Paibomesai, Dairy Specialist, OMAFRA Registration is required, see attached course poster or go to…See More
Feb 5
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An Evening with the Beekeeper - all things bees, beekeeping and honey at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

March 7, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
RESCHEDULED from January 31Join us for a Q&A discussion on any and all related topics of interest. Hugh Simpson, Grey County Commercial Beekeeper Osprey Bluffs Honey Co., will bring his experience to lead an informative and interactive session designed to cover the subjects of most interest to you.Registration is required, see attached course poster or go to www.greyagservices.caSee More
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Looking to start farm business

Hi there. I was wondering if someone here is familiar what are the programs offered if I want to start farming cow business ? What do programs include , is financing easily available ? Are there Grant's? How much ? How much does government give ? Is there monthly guaranteed income? My husband if familiar w farming so wed like to explore this as a business to start it up Any info would be greatly appreciated Maja 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 Craddick, Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission.…

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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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Photos from 2017 Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ in Dartford, Ont, 06 July 1 Reply

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

vietnam trip

Started by karen hescock in General Agriculture Discussions Dec 6, 2017.

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

Started by Nick Romanow in AgClassifieds: Buy and Sell Forum Apr 28, 2016.

Hunting

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

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Featured Commentary Articles from Farms.com Canada East

Changes welcome to wildlife compensation program

Updates to the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program were announced on February 1 that should see improvements in the claims, appeal and compensation process for Ontario livestock farmers. The changes will be implemented by the federal and provincial governments, and are a result of consultations with farmers and agricultural industry leaders, including the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).

How Canada Helps Its Dairy Farmers (And Why Trump Hates It)

Canada's dairy industry brings over 220,000 jobs and nearly $20 billion to the country's GDP. But the system has been a target in many trade negotiations, especially the recent USMCA negotiations.

IPTV M2M, Market Analyst Naomi Blohm

Naomi Blohm discusses the commodity markets in a special web-only feature.

Misunderstanding Ontario’s farm property tax system

Farm property taxes are not a new topic for Ontario agriculture, but they can be a complicated one. Property taxes are intended to pay for municipal services. The residential rate is set to pay for services required by households, including recreation, health and protection services. Farm families pay the residential tax rate on their homes because our families need those municipal services like everyone else. Property taxes reflect the assessed value of a property so as property values rise, so do the property taxes. This is for simplicity as well as reflecting the notion that higher value homes consume more services.

New diagnostic test connects soil health with higher yields

VitTellusSM Soil Health provides environmental and economic benefits for farmers

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Sulphur Fertilizer Trial in Dry Edible Beans

Sulphur is an important nutrient in field crops. It is part of the chlorophyll in leaves, two essential amino acids, and rhizobia bacteria need it for nitrogen fixation. Sulphur is mostly stored in soil organic matter (OM), and it is mineralized each summer as OM breaks down. Sulphur will leach from the soil and volatilize into the air if crops don’t take it up, which makes soil testing difficult. Sulphur acts a lot like nitrate nitrogen, which has its own soil testing story! Our crops used to get a regular dose of sulphur from air pollution and acid rain, with manure being a good secondary source. Southern Ontario was always a hot spot for air pollution, but levels have dropped dramatically since 1990. This has reduced yearly sulphur deposition by 70% or more. At the same time our crop yields have increased, exporting additional S from the soil.

New ag mental health program in Ont.

Producers can benefit from a new mental health pilot project in Lennox and Addington County.

Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

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