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South Western Ontario Dairy Symposium - 2022 at 875 Nellis St

February 24, 2022 from 9am to 5pm
The South Western Ontario Dairy Symposium committee looks forward to February 2022 with the hopes that we will have this pandemic behind us. At that time the committee hopes to have an exciting program for dairy producers and a great tradeshow for exhibitors.We thank you for your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you in 2022.Follow us on Twitter @SWODSdairy  or on Facebook for the latest information.An Interactive Event Planned by Producers for ProducersPlanned and sponsored by…See More
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Forage Focus 2021 FREE Webinar Series at online

November 30, 2021 at 12pm to December 2, 2021 at 1pm
Ontario Forage Council is pleased to bring back the Forage Focus conference! This year we will be hosting one webinar per day for three days during the first week of December. We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the following information via your communications channels.Forage Focus: Field to FeedNovember 1 - December 2, 2021Free webinarsRegistration:…See More
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56th Annual Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week 2022 ~Goes Virtual, Again~ at online

January 4, 2022 to January 11, 2022
It goes without saying that the past many months have been difficult! Looking to the remainder of this year, and into 2022, there is continued uncertainty as to what the impacts from the variants of COVID-19 will bring! There is no doubt that in-person gatherings are sorely missed, and we all certainly crave to be in Elmwood, sitting down to a hot roast beef meal among friends. But, until that is safely possible, the Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) committee, with the support of their Premier…See More
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) -Crop Stop at 744906 Oxford Road 17

September 23, 2021 at 8:30am to September 24, 2021 at 5:30pm
For over 25 years, farmers have attended Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to learn about the newest and most innovative products and technology in agriculture. In 2020 and 2021, during the global pandemic, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show moved to an online digital platform to continue to bring farmers relevant news and updates that could benefit their operations. In September 2021, two small-scale in-person events will be held on the Discovery Farm site in Woodstock, Ontario, home of Canada’s Outdoor…See More
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) -Outdoor Dairy Days at 744906 Oxford Road 17

September 21, 2021 at 8:30am to September 22, 2021 at 5:30pm
For over 25 years, farmers have attended Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show to learn about the newest and most innovative products and technology in agriculture. In 2020 and 2021, during the global pandemic, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show moved to an online digital platform to continue to bring farmers relevant news and updates that could benefit their operations. In September 2021, two small-scale in-person events will be held on the Discovery Farm site in Woodstock, Ontario, home of Canada’s Outdoor…See More
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2021 International Plowing Match & Rural Expo - cancelled at Lindsay Fairgrounds

October 13, 2021 to October 16, 2021
COVID-19 UNCERTAINTY FORCES CANCELLATION OF IPM 2021For the second year in a row, the Directors of the Ontario Plowmen’s Association have been forced to make the heart-wrenching decision to cancel the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM). Having been postponed until October 2021, plans were well underway to hold the IPM at the Lindsay Exhibition Grounds and neighbouring farms.In spite of the current decline in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Ontario Government has yet to provide…See More
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Advancing Women in Agriculture Virtual Conference at Online Event

November 22, 2021 to November 23, 2021
AWC is created for every woman who is passionate about agriculture and food, whether you are a university or college student studying agriculture, producer, rancher, entrepreneur, representative of a grower association or corporate agribusiness. AWC is for women who want to enhance their family life, community, career, and industry through:communications through coaching, mentoring, and networkingfinancial management and independencehealth and balance of life strategiescareer planning,…See More
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Innovations in the Local Food Frontier: Greenhouse, Vertical Farming, Aquaculture, Aquaponics at online

March 31, 2021 from 10am to 12pm
The Northern Ontario Farm Innovation Alliance (NOFIA) and the County of Renfrew have come together to co-host the 2021 North & Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference virtually, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). This year’s theme is “Local Food More Than Ever”, and the sessions will explore the hard-won lessons from a global pandemic that can help strengthen local food businesses and organizations. Previously, this extremely successful…See More
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The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience at online

March 23, 2021 at 9am to March 25, 2021 at 2:30pm
Experience The Wonders Of Agriculture All Year Round. Join Us As We Take Canada’s Agricultural Showplace Online. Register Today. View Competition Books. Agriculture Zone. March 23-25. Free Registration. Agri-Food Pavilion. The Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience is a unique opportunity to experience the very best in Canadian agriculture and food from your laptop, tablet, smart phone or desktop. The Royal Pavilion Presented by the Ontario Toyota Dealers Association features content…See More
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At 11:22am on June 26, 2013, Andrea Steed said…

Thanks for the welcome! I am already entrenched in reading here!

Andrea @ PlanET

At 7:13pm on November 28, 2012, Starview Ridge said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Joe. Looks like a great site for information and networking, and we needs lots of both!

Jay @ Starview Ridge

At 1:51pm on February 1, 2012, charlie brown said…
Thanks for the welcome. Iwill gey a chance in the evening sometime to explore the site. Should be interesting!
Tim
At 11:16pm on November 19, 2011, Wayne Black said…
At 10:02am on August 25, 2011, Mary Thring said…
Thanks for the welcome.  We're enjoying developing our social media platforms.  Would you be willing to list us in your "Farmers and Agriculture in Ontario"?  We're @UofGuelphOAC
At 11:40am on August 17, 2011, Mike Furlong said…

Thanks for your help

 

At 12:20am on July 14, 2011, Rick H. said…
Thanks for the welcome Sandy. I'm here to learn more about Ontario agriculture and farming and maybe lend some insight into new tech for soil management.
At 5:01pm on June 2, 2011, Ian Richardson said…
Glad to be connected to the OntAG site. Looking forward to keeping up, and hope to be able to share some of the great work we're doing, especially in livestock.
At 12:22pm on May 9, 2011, Richard Edmonds said…
Thank you.  I am looking forward to the inter-action here at OntAG.  I am anxious to start some discussion regarding on-site ethanol production on Farms using farm waste.
At 9:26pm on March 29, 2011, JAMIE RAWLINGS said…

Thank you!

looking forward to graduating from St.Clair College at end of April '11 and becoming employed in expanding greenhouse industry in Leamington.

 
 
 

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Federal and British Columbia agriculture ministers host roundtable discussion with representatives of the provincial agriculture and agri-food sector

Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries held a virtual roundtable with British Columbia’s agricultural sector yesterday to listen to their concerns following the devastating floods and landslides and to discuss both immediate and long-term support for the British Columbia agriculture and agri-food industry. Extreme weather events in British Columbia have caused many agricultural producers and their families to struggle in extremely challenging circumstances as they deal with the loss of businesses, homes, livestock, crops and livelihoods. With over 800 farms in British Columbia currently under evacuation orders, the ministers recognized the producers’ courage and perseverance and indicated they are working together to make sure that producers have the resources they need to maintain their mental health and help rebuild their operations.

Maison Francine Leroux receives federal boost to make food more accessible in Drummondville

This week, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, highlighted an investment of up to $78,338 to Maison Francine Leroux under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund’s second phase. Established in 2020, Maison Francine Leroux is a non-profit organization that promotes intergenerational sharing through textile arts, reading and cooking in the community. The Maison Francine Leroux building contains three large rooms, including a collective kitchen, where community members of all ages can safely meet to socialize, share ideas, enjoy coffee or a meal together, and lessen the feeling of isolation.

2021 Dry Bean Seasonal Summary

Acreage, Planting and Harvest In 2020, Ontario dry bean acres were at their highest since 2007. This year, insured acres of dry beans totalled around 115,000 which is comparable to the 10-year average. Acreage of each market class declined in 2021, although the decrease in kidney bean acres was relatively small.

Farm management and mental health

In 2018, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Board of Directors took a step to address this issue, through mandating the creation of a ‘Farmer Wellness’ program. “The program’s purpose is to foster awareness and provide access to prevention, support, and training resources while developing strategic partnerships to further our efforts,” explains Sarah Plater Findlay, Grain Farmers of Ontario’s human resources consultant. One of those partnerships (which also involved other farming associations and government) supported the creation of a critical recent study called ‘Healthy Minds, Healthy Farms: Exploring the Connection between Mental Health and Farm Business Management’ by Farm Management Canada (FMC).

Pork Producers Lobby Lawmakers On Issues

Preventing foreign animal diseases, addressing a shortage of agricultural workers and reauthorizing a livestock price reporting law are the primary issues on which pork producers will lobby their congressional lawmakers over the next two days, during the fall Capitol Hill fly-in of the National Pork Producers Council. More than 100 producers from across the country are expected to participate virtually in NPPC’s Legislative Action Conference. “These are critical but by no means the only issues of concern to U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President Jen Sorenson, communications director for Iowa Select Farms in West Des Moines, Iowa. “Failure to address even one of these matters could make it very difficult for hog farmers to continue producing safe, nutritious pork for consumers around the globe. Our fly-in is an opportunity for producers to urge Congress to take action on important issues.”

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