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Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (5)

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

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 farm. I…

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

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.

The layover in Brussels was just long enough to grab a sandwich and a quick view of the fabulous Belgian…

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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…

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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

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

Brandt To Acquire GeoShack, Become Canada’s #1 Geopositioning Technology Supplier

The Brandt Group of Companies is pleased to announce that, effective June 1, they have reached an agreement with U.S.-based Ultara Holdings, Inc. to acquire the assets of GeoShack Canada Company and the Canadian assets of Inteq Distributors, subject to due diligence.

Rogers and Jays Care Foundation Step Up to the Plate for Food Banks Canada

The home of the Blue Jays is set to become the temporary home to 10 million pounds of food, as Rogers and Jays Care Foundation support Food Banks Canada with the new initiative Step Up to the Plate.

Celebrating Chicken Farmers during Local Food Week

During Local Food Week, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is thanking farmer-members who are working tirelessly in continuing to raise ‘Chicken as Usual’ for Ontarians amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flea Beetle in Spring Canola: Monitor, Identify Fields at Risk & Consider the Weather

Canola producers are likely familiar with flea beetle and have an understanding of how to manage them. Many are reporting flea beetle feeding this spring.

New Ad Distressing for Justin Trudeau’s Government

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario‘s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers today launched the second phase of its awareness campaign, sending a message about the lack of action by the Canadian government to safeguard Canada‘s food supply.

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