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Grey Bruce Farmer's Week at Elmwood Community Centre

January 7, 2015 at 9am to January 13, 2015 at 4pm
Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (GBFW) 2015 is a 7 day Agricultural Conference packed with a most impressive and informative line-up of speakers! It will run from  January 7th to January 13th.Panels include:On Beef Day, many of the presenters from the day’s program will review How to Drive Profitability.On Dairy Day, three producers will share their perspective on Bedding Options.On Goat Day, one dairy goat producer, and one meat goat producer will share a Virtual Farm Tour.On Sheep Day, three sheep…See More
Oct 31, 2014
Sharon Courtepatte shared Grey Bruce Farmers' Week's event on Facebook
Oct 31, 2014
Sharon Courtepatte left a comment for Sharon Courtepatte
"I am a Registered Insurance Broker (Ontario) specializing in farm & agri-business insurance. All sorts of wonderful insurance packages AND premiums to suit your insurance needs! scourtepatte@donerhorsley.ca or 519-217-5833"
Oct 31, 2014
Sharon Courtepatte replied to Grey Bruce Farmers' Week's discussion Need Help Planning Grey Bruce Farmers' Week 2015
"Any interest in discussing farmers insurance? Am a Registered Insurance Broker over 25 yrs specializing in farm & agri-business."
Oct 31, 2014
Sharon Courtepatte is now a member of Ontario Agriculture
Oct 30, 2014

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At 10:50am on October 31, 2014, Sharon Courtepatte said…
I am a Registered Insurance Broker (Ontario) specializing in farm & agri-business insurance. All sorts of wonderful insurance packages AND premiums to suit your insurance needs! scourtepatte@donerhorsley.ca or 519-217-5833
 
 
 

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

Brian Bell announces retirement as local agricultural development advisor

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.”

Governments coordinate against swine fever

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.

Canada’s Largest Educational Foodservice Provider Launches the Buy Local Program, with Marketing Support from Foodland Ontario

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.

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Ontario Cuts Red Tape, Supports Investment and Job Creation

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