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March 2013 Blog Posts (17)

The CFFO Commentary: Ontario Reintroduces the Local Food Act

by Nathan Stevens

This week, the Provincial government introduced the Local Food Act, 2013. This act has the potential to be a positive opportunity for government to lead the way on local food. It also represents an opportunity for farmers in Ontario to supply Ontario’s public bodies with local food. 

The Act has three simple purposes. The first is to foster successful and resilient local food economies and systems throughout Ontario. The second is to increase awareness…

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Added by CFFO Blog on March 29, 2013 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

4-H Canada celebrates 100th anniversary

Do you have dancing shoes but hardly ever wear them? Did you get your first job or maybe your last job because you had 4-H on your resume? Did you show a calf at a local fair or maybe even at the Royal Winter Fair?  Do you still know how to make muffins without tunnels? Did you meet your husband, best friend or mentor at 4-H.?

Well 4-H Canada is looking for you. The organization is looking for all friends of 4-H to help celebrate its 100th anniversary. Celebrations will take place all…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 28, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Those Weathered Boards Remind Me - A Poem By J.P. Marentette

\uap>I consider myself lucky to have grown up on a farm near Comber, Ontario. I am now an elementary school teacher at Jack Miner Public School in the town of Kingsville, Ontario. Although teaching is now my profession, I have many fond

memories of life on the farm. About five years ago, I wrote a poem about the old barn that is still standing on our family… Continue

Added by Jean-Paul Marentette on March 23, 2013 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Canadian Federation of Agriculture's Reaction To The Federal Budget 2013.

CFA's Reaction to Budget 2013

Canadian Federation of Agriculture News Release…
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Added by Joe Dales on March 21, 2013 at 10:31pm — No Comments

FCC Management Moment: How To Keep Valuable Employees On The Farm.

Added by OntAG Admin on March 20, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Farm Management Canada Launches Video Competition - Prize is Trip to IFMC Conference in Poland July 2013.

Farm Management Canada (FMC) Launches International Farm Management Competition

 

March 18, 2013 - Ottawa, ON - Competitors from across Canada will have the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to attend the International Farm Management Congress in Poland July 2013, all expenses paid. Come with FMC to Poland to learn international agricultural management best practices…

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Added by Joe Dales on March 18, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Trees, Farms, and Government

When it comes to the growing season for Canadian farms, the southern counties in Ontario rank among the longest seasons, with favorable weather patterns and productive soils.  The land is relatively flat and ideal for producing a multitude of crops.  The two most southerly counties, Kent and Essex have a significant role in Canadian agriculture.  But it wasn't always this way. 

Before the area was colonized this was a forested land with many poorly drained swamp like areas. …

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Added by Gus Ternoey on March 13, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Canadian Hereford Hog Association & Registry - A CANADIAN DREAM

\uap>I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who viewed our site & became a member !

\uap>We now have 45 members across Canadian since our site opened up March 06, 2013.

\uap>These member are not only becoming a member of… Continue

Added by O'Reilly Hereford Hogs on March 11, 2013 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

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Added by O'Reilly Hereford Hogs on March 6, 2013 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Spots Still Open In U of Guelph Ridgetown's New Greenhouse Production Management Program.

Career opportunities in Ontario’s greenhouse sector are growing and OAC’s Ridgetown Campus has developed a new academic program to address the growing need for trained greenhouse growers and assistant growers, as well as additional professional jobs in this…
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Added by OntAG Admin on March 4, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

AALP Class 14 International Study Tour - Saturday March 2, 2013

The flight from Delhi to Brussels was uneventful. One thing we did notice was the high security leaving India. Just to get on the plane we had our passports and/or our boarding passes checked up to six times. Others had their bags checked through up to two times.

\uap>The layover in Brussels was just long enough to grab a sandwich and a quick view of the fabulous… Continue

Added by AALP on March 4, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

AALP Class 14 International Study Tour - Friday March 1, 2013

Another bright,sunny day today in Delhi. AALP Class 14 has really enjoyed their trip to India but many are looking forward to heading back home to family & friends. A trip to the food market is first order of the day. First impression was primitive & more garbage laying around. Hira Singh Wholesale Vegetable Market is one of four fruit & vegetable markets in Delhi.…

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Added by AALP on March 4, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

AALP Class 14 International Study Tour - Thursday February 28, 2013

Good morning from Delhi where the sun is shining bright with the expected high of twenty nine degrees. We have started our journey towards Agra where the famous Taj Mahal resides. Although our travels have been mainly on a coach bus, did you know that India has the third largest railway system in the world.  The highway to Agra was 6 lanes with no traffic and was just opened…

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Added by AALP on March 4, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

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

The problem with public trust and traceability in farming

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto — and how that would affect farmers — when the question of public trust came up.

Government of Canada announces fund that will have a real impact for the middle-class in Montreal

Canada’s economy is strong and growing, with more jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and for people working hard to join it. There are more good, well-paying jobs for Canadians, wages are growing, consumer confidence is strong and business profits are up – good news for Canadians and the communities they call home.

Farm Organizations Take Part in Roundtable with Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

There was an agriculture roundtable in Owen Sound. A dozen representatives from the local agriculture sector had a meeting on Tuesday with the Province's Agriculture Minister.

CFIA announces recall of some types of cauliflower, lettuce due to E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.

Alberta province vies with Prince Edward Island to be potato capital of Canada

This spud’s for you, Alberta. ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team said on Monday that although the potato capital of Canada has historically been Prince Edward Island, there’s a change afoot.

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