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CAFA's 7th Annual Ontario Provincial Conference

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CAFA's 7th Annual Ontario Provincial Conference

Time: June 2, 2011 all day
Location: Quality Inn & Suites, Woodstock
Website or Map: http://events.r20.constantcon…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: CAFA
Latest Activity: May 6, 2011

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Canadian Association of Farm Advisors CAFA's 7th Annual Ontario Provincial Conference



Featured Speakers:

• Dr. Brian Evans, Chief Veterinary Officer, Chief Food Safety Officer, CFIA, Ottawa : Food safety: good is not good enough

• Dr. Lauren Baker, Ph.D., Director, Sustain Ontario : Good food gap - 4-H Ontario

• OSCIA, on Growing your farm profits

• Andrew Campbell, Fresh Air Media: The social shift – and where agriculture fits



Farmer Panel with:

• Martin & Teresa Van Raay: The whole pig

• Patty Thompson: king Cole Ducks Limited

• Trish Fournier, General Manager Lake Erie Farms

• Dr. Glenn Fox, University of Guelph : Implications of the Green Energy Act for Ontario

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Governments Taking Action to Meet Demands of Ontario's Meat Sector and Support Farmers

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $11.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for two important new programs, one of which will assist meat processors on projects to rapidly increase processing capacity, and one that will help farmers adjust to current market challenges.

Grain Farmers of Ontario Thanks the Ontario Government for Taking Leadership on Ethanol Mandate

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, extends congratulations to the Government of Ontario for making Ontario the first province to require fuel suppliers to increase the amount of renewable content in regular-grade gasoline to 15 per cent, showing true leadership in its environmental policies.

Governments Taking Action to Meet Demands of Ontario’s Meat Sector and Support Farmers

The governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $11.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for two important new programs, one of which will assist meat processors on projects to rapidly increase processing capacity, and one that will help farmers adjust to current market challenges.

Statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture on FPT deliberations on Improvements to Business Risk Management Programs

CFA and stakeholders across the food supply chain have been urging Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to return the AgriStability program back to the levels it held in 2013.

GGC commends federal government’s proposal to improve AgriStability, urges consensus to move forward

On news that the federal government is prepared to make meaningful improvements to AgriStability, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) would like to acknowledge the Minister’s efforts and urge consensus among the federal and provincial agriculture ministers to enact changes to support Canada’s farmers.

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