Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

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All Groups (17)

  • Organic Growers

    3 members Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2013 For farmers and market growers who grow our crops organically.

  • Dairy Farmers

    13 members Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013 This is a group for dairy farmers to discuss industry topics and issues or to share interesting stories.

  • Equine Community for Ontario

    12 members Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2012

    Horse lovers are invited to join and share and connect with the equine community in Ontario

  • Farm Solar Energy Group

    8 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012 This group is set up for people interested or involved in agriculture and the Ontario Solar Energy industry. Share ideas, knowledge and other…

  • HCFA

    3 members Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2011

  • PDO EXEC

    9 members Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2010 PDO Executive Member Forum

  • Veg Growers and Friends

    11 members Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2012 A place for Ontario field veg growers and those working in the veg production industry to discuss issues and share information.

  • Ontario Goat Producers Group

    3 members Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2011 This area is for sharing of information between goat producers.

  • AALP Class 13

    22 members Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2011 This is a private group created for the members of AALP Class 13 only.

  • Pork Producers and Industry

    22 members Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2015 A chance to share information and discuss ideas on how to make the Ontario pork industry sustainable. ***Opinions expressed in this forum are…

  • Women in Agriculture

    33 members Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2014 A forum for women running and working on the farm

  • Horticulture Online Community

    15 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012 This group is being set up for fruit and vegetable growers and stakeholders to discuss issues and share information.

  • Human Resource Professionals in Agriculture

    11 members Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2017 A group to discuss hot topics in the professional agriculture industry and allow HR professionals a place to network.

  • Young Farmers In Ontario

    55 members Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2013 This group has been set up for young and beginning farmers to discuss the challenges and issues associated with running a farming operation.

  • Ontario Sheep Producers Group

    13 members Latest Activity: May 5, 2012 Ontag has set this group area up for Sheep Producers and industry stakeholders to share information and ideas.

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

Government of Canada to invest in national initiatives for automation and digital technologies in the agriculture and agri-food sector

The Government of Canada continues to spur innovation by investing in the agriculture and agri-food industry, creating good middle-class jobs and ensuring the sector punches above its weight in a competitive global market.

Soybean Seasonal Summary 2018

The saying in cropping “rain makes grain” was certainly true for soybeans in 2018. Above average rainfall in late July and August resulted in the highest provincial yields on record. What makes this achievement especially impressive is that much of May, June, and even the first half of July were very dry. At the end of the day Ontario soybeans out-yielded all provinces in Canada and will out-yield the US average. With 51% of insured growers having reported to date, the provincial average for 2018 presently sits at 54 bu/ac. The 10-year average for those reported acres is 46 bu/ac. The final 2018 average will likely drop as more acres are reported but regardless, it’s an amazing outcome considering the challenges faced this year. The highest provincial average prior to this year was in 2012 when soybeans yielded 48.3 bu/ac. Research trials reached over 95 bu/ac showing the incredible potential of soybean genetics under favorable growing conditions in Ontario. It was also one of the larg

New Soil Fertility Handbook Released!

It’s called the Soil Fertility Handbook and was first published in 1998. The book covers topics such as soil testing, soil pH and lime and fertilizer application. There’s a chapter on organic nutrient sources, like manure, biosolids and cover crops, as well as tips for identifying nutrient deficiencies in the field. It’s comprehensive and written in plain language. The Soil Fertility Handbook is often included as reading in university courses, but it can just as easily be used as a handy, everyday guide.

Five start-ups will show off their achievements on Demo Day and try to convince investors that they have what it takes to reinvent dairy

Agropur Cooperative is holding its first Demo Day in Montreal. The event is the culmination of Agropur's Inno Accel business accelerator program, the first of its kind in the North American dairy industry. The five start-ups in the first Inno Accel cohort will present their businesses and achievements to an audience drawn from the North American entrepreneurial ecosystem and try to convince a select group of invited potential investors to back their businesses and help them grow.

Ontario Announced New Accountability Measures on Government Spending

After 15 years of the previous government's fiscal mismanagement, Ontario's Government continues to keep its promise of achieving value for every taxpayer dollar spent. On Tuesday, Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy announced the launch of the new Audit and Accountability Committee.

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