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Milestone equipment : Open house at 4072 Line 72, Millbank

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Milestone Equipment is a service-based dealer of quality farm and rural lifestyle equipment servicing the Millbank and Wellesley area.See More
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Veal Farmers of Ontario Annual General Meeting & Producer Education Day at The GrandWay Events Centre

March 13, 2024 from 9am to 3:30pm
The Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Producer Education Day will be returning to The GrandWay Events Centre in Elora, Ontario on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.Join us as industry leaders share an overview of the projects and issues directly impacting veal cattle and dairy calf producers that VFO has undertaken in 2023, along with a presentation from the Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency.Our dynamic speaker line-up also includes Steve Duff, Chief Economist from the Ontario…See More
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Ontario Pork Partners with Kitchener Rangers to Restock Food Bank Shelves at The Food Bank of Waterloo

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To celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 13, 2024, Ontario Pork, the Kitchener Rangers, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Feed Ontario will make an announcement regarding the upcoming Ontario Hockey League game between the Kitchener Rangers and the Guelph Storm. Details of this initiative will be unveiled on how the public can help support Feed Ontario and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 TIme: 1.30pm Refreshments will be provided. Media…See More
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Mark your Calendar – the March Classic is back at RBC

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Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, will open registration on January 4, 2024, for its 2024 March Classic: Advancing Our Strong Roots. This year’s event will take place on March 19, 2024, at RBC Place in London, Ontario.The 2024 March Classic lineup includes:Shawn Hackett, Ag Commodities Expert Marshall Sewell, Mind your Melon, Mental health and Stress Management advocate, sponsored…See More
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Celebrate World Soil Day on December 5 by diving into the exciting research underway at the Greenbelt Foundation, Soil Health Institute and the University of Guelph aimed at transforming the way farmers measure and manage soil health in Ontario. Learn how you can get involved and access free soil health assessments for your farm.When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, from noon to 1:00 p.m.Register: …See More
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Agricultural Excellence Conference at Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre

November 21, 2023 at 7pm to November 23, 2023 at 3pm
The Agricultural Excellence Conference (AgEx) is the only national event in Canada dedicated exclusively to bringing farm management enthusiasts together to build their business acumen. This annual Conference serves as an interactive platform for farmers, advisors, academia, organizations, private industry, and government officials to connect and collectively pave the way for farm management excellence across Canada.AgEx exclusively focuses in nurturing the business acumen and prosperity of…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 4:00am

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 4:00am

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 7:00am

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 11:00am

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 11:00am

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 4:30am

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 4:00am

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Farming Next to a Pond!

Farming in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes we farm right next to a pond. In today’s episode, we begin digging a field next to a pond. It’s important when using the large machinery to pay extra attention to this farm, so the equipment doesn’t take a swim. The equipment seems big, until I get it out into a 200 acre field.

Early Planted Soybeans in Central Missouri

Historical planting date research in soybeans has often focused on the negative yield impacts of late planting. However, with proper knowledge and care, early planted soybeans can flourish. Steve Cromley, Pioneer Field Agronomist, provides recommendations and key learnings for central Missouri growers wanting to get a head-start on planting soybeans this season.

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Cattle Numbers Lowest In Decades

According to a Statistic Canada report, there were 11.1 million cattle and calves on farms, down more than 2 percent from the previous year and the lowest number since 1989. In Alberta, there were 4.7 million head on all beef cattle operations as of January 1st. That's down 85 thousand from a year ago. Cow/calf operations were up 18 thousand head year over year to around 2.6 million, while the drop came in feeder and stocker operations which were down over 157 thousand head to 956 thousand. Drought conditions and tight feed supplies, coupled with good prices, resulted in more breeding stock heading to market. Producers held 0.7 percent fewer feeder heifers and three percent fewer calves compared to a year ago. Average warm carcass weight increased 18 percent over the past 25 years, which helped offset the decline in beef production. The Stats-Can report also took a glance at other livestock on-farm. Canadian hog producers reported 13.8 million hogs on their farms on January 1st., dow

WHEN DO I TURN OUT MY COWS? MANAGING SPRING PASTURES DURING AND AFTER DROUGHT

Beef producers will soon be making grazing plans for turning their herds out to spring pastures. While drought planning should be a routine part of the development of short- and long-term grazing plans, many beef cattle herds have withstood successive years of drought. This has prompted producers to hone in on their management skills to make the best use of their pasture forage and carefully maintain carryover to prevent prolonged damage. The question of ‘when can I turn my cows out?’ is an important one, especially for those with dwindling hays stacks or for producers purchasing feed.   Dr. Edward Bork is a Professor of Rangeland Management in the faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. He says that, aside from spring rainfall, how your pastures looked when you brought cattle in last fall may be the best indicator of how they will perform in spring. “The better condition the pasture was in October, the faster it will recover,” Bork expl

JPD Angus Wins 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award

The Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mapleseed and the Ontario Forage Council, sponsors of the Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award, have announced that the Chalmers family of JPD Angus of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County are the recipients of the 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award

Minister MacAulay promotes Canada’s world-class products in Malaysia and the Philippines

This week, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Malaysia and the Philippines to strengthen regional partnerships and create new opportunities for our hardworking Canadian producers.

Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated area in Québec

As part of its commitment to protect Canada’s plant resource base from pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has put in place measures intended to protect Canada's economy by preventing the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB) to non-infested areas of Canada. The CFIA has updated its regulated areas for EAB to include additional Regional County Municipalities (RCM) in Québec. This expansion is due to detections of EAB in 2022 and 2023 in Québec.

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