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Durham couple wins Young Farmers Award

Durham couple wins Young Farmers award Orillia Packet & Times   Taking a different approach to farming has paid off for Lisa and Steve…

Started by AgOntario

0 Apr 13, 2010

2009 Outstanding Young Farmers Announced.

Manitoba and Prince Edward Island produce Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2009 Ancaster, ON [December 7, 2009] – Commitment, passio…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Dec 15, 2009

Young Farmers: Provide Input to the Federal Government....

Young Farmers - Lend Your Voice to the Future of Agriculture! CFBMC News Release Earlier this week, the Minister's office announced the h…

Started by Joe Dales

1 Dec 5, 2009
Reply by Roadrunner

Excellence Award for Agricultural Students

Are you (or do you know) a University or College student looking for the opportunity to enter a cash prize contest that will allow the part…

Started by Heather Ferrier

0 Nov 19, 2009

Ontario young Farmers' Forum, Nov 22-23. Toronto.

Hi Everyone: I will be presenting some Commodity Risk Management strategies designed for young farmers in a couple of weeks at the Ontario…

Started by Moe Agostino

0 Nov 5, 2009

Helping young farmers

In my previous discussion post I wrote about having access to capital or funds to leverage for more funds in order to start or expand the c…

Started by Wayne Black

2 Oct 9, 2009
Reply by Wayne Black

SK Trying to Pull Young Farmers In...

What do you think of a program like this. Would you consider the move? I think it would be better for the province to develop young farmer…

Started by Andrew Campbell

0 Oct 5, 2009

Financing and leveraging

Question: You need capital to start making money. You need money to get the capital. How do you get one without the other? In the past few…

Started by Wayne Black

1 Sep 29, 2009
Reply by Andrew Campbell

USDA programs targets small farms and beginning farmers

Here is a great concept - whether it works is another story. When will someone in Ontario have the guts to develop a program like this? Wa…

Started by Wayne Black

2 Sep 9, 2009
Reply by Wayne Black

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How a Desire to Lead Brought This Wheat Breeder to Alberta

Gurcharn Singh Brar is a wheat breeder whose path meandered from the breadbaskets of Punjab, India, to the sprawling fields of the Prairies. In a candid conversation, Brar shared insights into his journey, the challenges faced, and the undying passion that fuels his quest for better crops. It all began with a childhood rooted in the wheat fields of Punjab, where agriculture isn’t just a livelihood but a way of life. His fascination with wheat and its potential led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences at Punjab Agricultural University. It was during this time that he encountered the spectre of rust diseases, particularly stripe rust, which plagued the region’s wheat crops. Determined to combat this menace, he set his sights on a journey that would take him across continents. Venturing abroad for his graduate studies, he found himself in Saskatchewan at the Crop Development Centre (CDC), working under the mentorship of renowned researchers like Randy Kutcher and P

The 411 on RVTs

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CCA Budget Reaction: Budget 2024 sends a positive indicator that meaningful changes are coming to Livestock Tax Deferral

On behalf of beef producers, the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) is cautiously optimistic that the Government recognized the Livestock Tax Deferral’s effectiveness in providing relief for producers in Budget 2024 and recognized it as a crucial tool for producers in times of natural disasters such as drought or floods. The CCA has requested a change to the Income Tax Act to include all classes of cattle and allow producers to self-elect when they need to use the deferral. “Beef producers are encouraged to see the Livestock Tax Deferral in Budget 2024 and we are hopeful that meaningful change will come quickly as we head into another extremely dry season in Western Canada,” said Nathan Phinney, CCA President. Phinney views today’s announcement as “an indication that the government will make a change and work with ranchers to find a solution that addresses extreme weather challenges for producers across the country.” “After years of advocacy, we are cautiously optimistic that the Gove

Practical cover cropping strategies for sustainable farming

Cover crops are gaining traction in agriculture, offering many benefits for farms. From keeping soil healthy to preventing erosion and stopping weeds in their tracks, they're a win-win for sustainability.

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