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Scott Ferrier
  • Kearney, Ontario
  • Canada
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How are you involved in agriculture?
Farm Crops, Farm Other

Ferrier's Maplebee Farm is a small company we started in 2012. We started small with 11 hives and 300 maple taps just to see what we where up against. After that first year we where hooked. We find it quite rewarding an relaxing which is a hard thing to find in a business/job. In 2014 we increased to 110 hives and 600 taps in the trees. 2015 will be another expansion hopefully to 1000 taps and 150 hives and we are going to sell 50 nucs or small hives in the spring to help with the money needed for the expansion. We are planning on making a living this year on the the money our farm produces which is very exiting and scary at the same time. You don't know what mother nature is going to throw at you. I guess like all other types of farming you just need to learn to adapt.

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

Nipplewort Control in Winter Wheat

First off, Nipplewort is not an overly common weed species. Finding fields with uniform and relatively dense stands of this weed has proven challenging, and therefore difficult to do replicated herbicide trials.

Mental Health Resource Empowers 4-H Youth Members to Take Charge of Their Own Mental Wellbeing

4-H youth members across the country now have access to a new mental health activity kit called Unbox Your Mind as part of 4-H’s broader Healthy Living Initiative.

Pre-Harvest Herbicide Use in Canola

Canola will dry down naturally and can be harvested directly without the application of pre-harvest herbicides.

CFA Pleased to see the Senate Pass Bill C-208

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), representing 200,000 farm families from across Canada, is extremely pleased that the Canadian Senate voted in favour of Bill C-208’s adoption last evening.

Bill C-208 receives royal assent

Farm families can sell an operation to a family member or a third party and receive the same tax treatment

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