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Stewart's Equipment Auction at Stewart’s Equipment

April 18, 2020 from 9am to 12pm
Going once, Going Twice, SOLD, Don't miss the Annual Stewart's Huge Inventory Clearing Auction on April 18th 2020. Mark your Calendar! Bidding starts at 9 am Preregister Friday April 17th (10am-5pm) Bid online with Proxibid Now Accepting Quality Consignments Something for Everyone! See More
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Stewart's Equipment - Hay Clinic at Stewart’s Equipment

February 25, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm
Hay, its not just for horses! Join Us February 25th from 1:00PM-3:00PM for our New Holland Round Baler and & Discbine Clinic. Your chance to see the new 200 series discbine and meet Claude Lesperance Canada's New Holland Hay & Forage Specialist!See More
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Take ag-specific first aid and CPR training -Listowel at Trillium Mutual Insurance

February 28, 2020 from 8:30am to 4pm
Be prepared if an accident happensJoin us for a full day of first aid and CPR training designed for agriculture. This course qualifies as emergency first aid and is recognized by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Perfect for you, employees or anyone in the industry (over 18) . Training manual, coffee, snacks and lunch included. Cost: $140 Limited spots available. To register, please contact Donna at 519-272-1532 or …See More
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Profitable Pastures 2020 at Mount Forest Community Hall

March 10, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2020.  The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, 850 Princess St, Mount Forest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Additionally, remote locations will be added.  Please watch our website for news on these remote locations.  Presentations are CEU accredited.This year’s keynote speaker is Bill…See More
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11th Annual Ontario Hazelnut Symposium at Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

March 11, 2020 from 8am to 4pm
The Ontario Hazelnut Association invites you to join us at our 11th Annual Hazelnut Symposium - A one day event that celebrates, educates and shares information surrounding the Hazelnut industry in Ontario.2020 Event theme, presentation topics and full schedule to be released soon The Annual Ontario Hazelnut Symposium is an informational and networking event open to industry leaders, hazelnut growers, academics and the public. As an attendee you will be one of the first to receive the latest…See More
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Quinte Farm Trade Show at Knights of Columbus Hall, Trenton, Ontario

February 20, 2020 from 9am to 4pm
Local agricultural vendors. Free admission. 10am Greg Haney, Agro 10011am Willy Heidebrecht, FBCNoon - Lunch (Hot roast beef lunch available at cost)1:30pm Bruce Buttar, OFA2:00pm Brent Corrigan, Alltech Canada See More
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Profitable Pastures 2020 Conference and Trade Show at Mount Forest Community Centre

March 10, 2020 from 10am to 3pm
The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce our upcoming annual Profitable Pastures 2020.  The conference will be held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Additionally, remote locations will be added.  Please watch our website for news on these remote locations.  Presentations are CEU accredited.This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Thomas, of BT Agronomy. During his…See More
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Time, tax and farm transition: Strategies for next generation producers - Stratford at Stratford Country Club - Dining Room

January 30, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm
Are you a young producer taking over a family farming operation? Will you inherit farm assets and tax liability? Lance Stockbrugger can help you use this gift of planning time to develop winning strategies for transition.Farm Credit Canada invites agriculture producers to come out and learn from experts in the agriculture industry at an FCC Workshop coming soon to your region.FCC Workshops are a practical way to help producers improve their management skills, get information and insight from…See More
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Feed the Soil, not the plants: A Course on the Value and Making of Compost for your Vegetable Garden at Grey Ag Services, Lower level of Grey Gables, rear entrance

February 18, 2020 from 1:30pm to 4pm
Facilitated by: Vicky Thompson & Paulette Kirkey (Grey County Master Gardeners)$15 at the door.  Pregregistration required email info@greyagservices.caPLEASE NOTE that this course has been rescheduled from its original date of Jan 28See 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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