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"Thanks Sharon.  We have touched on this topic on and off.  I will keep your name on…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied Nov 3, 2014 to Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015

11 Nov 3, 2014
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"Thanks so much Paul!  Great idea.  I will take it to my committee next week!   Agai…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied Apr 16, 2014 to Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015

11 Nov 3, 2014
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"Hi Kelsey.  In going through the notes that I have collected since January, I had yo…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied Apr 1, 2014 to Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015

11 Nov 3, 2014
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"Thanks Kelsey.  Great ideas!!   Do you have a speaker in mind regarding hoof health…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied Apr 1, 2014 to Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015

11 Nov 3, 2014
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"Thanks Josh for the suggestions.  I will look for more info on those people and if I…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied Mar 26, 2014 to Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015

11 Nov 3, 2014
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"Hi Yolanda.  Thanks so much for your response.  We do have two speakers coming on Da…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied Dec 2, 2013 to Looking for a Dynamic Speaker to Speak About Stray Voltage on Dairy Farms

6 Dec 2, 2013
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"Thanks Adam.  I will check this lead out.  Have a great day! Lorie"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied May 13, 2013 to Looking for a Dynamic Speaker to Speak About Stray Voltage on Dairy Farms

6 Dec 2, 2013
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"Thanks Amanda.  I will check that lead out.  Very much appreciated!!  Farm and Food…"

Grey Bruce Farmers' Week replied May 9, 2013 to Looking for a Dynamic Speaker to Speak About Stray Voltage on Dairy Farms

6 Dec 2, 2013
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Brian Bell announces retirement as local agricultural development advisor

Spending his whole career working in the agricultural sector has offered a working life that Brian Bell has certainly enjoyed. “My whole career has been spent working with those in the agricultural sector. Absolutely, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” stated Mr. Bell, the local agriculture development advisor, who earlier this week officially retired after 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “The work has been varied and very much related to the agricultural development in the region.”

Governments coordinate against swine fever

North American agriculture leaders are coordinating plans to keep swine safe from a deadly disease in China and Europe. Dr. Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer and deputy administrator for Veterinary Services in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, delivered a joint statement on behalf of leaders in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that they were responding to the threat of African swine fever with more biosecurity, agreements to minimize damage to trade if the disease reaches North America, and public education about the potential harm from the disease. The statement followed a forum April 30-May 1 in Ottawa, Ontario, attended by representatives from 15 countries.

Canada’s Largest Educational Foodservice Provider Launches the Buy Local Program, with Marketing Support from Foodland Ontario

Chartwells launched their landmark Buy Local program, a coast-to-coast approach to offering quality-assured, fresh, locally-sourced food from community-based, local vendors. The program is available to approximately 650 Chartwells campuses and schools across Canada. Whether it’s a jar of honey or a basket of fresh blueberries, the Buy Local program will create direct connections between Chartwells’ chefs and local farmers and vendors.

Ontario Supporting Forestry Sector in Algoma and Manitoulin Regions

Ontario's government is working for the people by supporting the forestry industry in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, creating 138 full-time jobs.

Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

The Ontario government has announced further actions to help create and protect jobs in the auto sector. In February, the government launched its Driving Prosperity auto plan aimed at addressing challenges in the sector around competitiveness, innovation and talent. The government made it a priority to reduce red tape and restore Ontario's competitive advantage. Today, it is delivering on that promise.

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