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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

February 13, 2024 all day
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

March 19, 2024 all day
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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Uncover Your Soil Health at Zoom

December 5, 2023 from 12pm to 1pm
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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Cow-Calf Management Tour at Durham Region

September 8, 2023 at 12pm to September 9, 2023 at 12pm
Beef Farmes of Ontario invite you to join us for farm tours of commercial and purebred cow-calf producers across Durham Region. This event will provide an opportunity to learn from other cow-calf producers, along with a tour of a feedlot to understand the attributes that lead to calves performing well throughout the feeding period. We look forward to discussing rotational grazing plans, pasture management, and cover crop production.Schedule: Friday, September 8th12:30 p.m. Registration at…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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