Join us for two days of learning. Tuesday August 21, 2018Day 1Financial Analysis I – Donna Archer from Maizing Acres will walk us through an easy to use and effective cost of production resource to reveal where profit is found and lost!Whole Farm Risk Assessment – Rob Hannam from Synthesis Agri-food Network covering the…See More
Trade show runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with over 40 local exhibitors. Seminars:10:30 am Keynote Speaker: Matthew Pot, “Perspectives on Global Markets, Primary focus on Corn, Soy, and Wheat”. Followed by “Decision Makers Discussion on Precision Ag’s Future”. To be confirmed. 12:00 noon Delicious hot roast beef dinner. Tickets available at the door. 1:00 pm Amy Petherick, “OSCIA Workshops and potential funding opportunities”. 1:20 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dan Undersander, “Mowing,…See More
Farms.com had the opportunity to video interview farmer and agri banker Clair Doan who is also one of the 2016 Nuffield Canada scholars. Clair's Nuffield research project will focus on how Canada’s supply managed sectors, particularly poultry farmers, can manage during times of uncertainty with increased political and global market pressures. As an advocate for our… Continue
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.”
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.
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.
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.