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March 2014 Blog Posts (13)

Why I Chose to Work in Agriculture

Please follow this link to my blog post about why I chose to work in agriculture!

http://kelseybanks.me/2014/03/31/why-i-chose-to-work-in-agriculture/

Added by Kelsey Banks on March 31, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

TED TALK by Chris Hadfield, Astronaut, Cmdr Hadfield is the Keynote Speaker at the 2014 March Classic, March 24th in London, Ontario

 

2014 March Classic - Grain Farmers of Ontario Event - will be held on Monday March 24th at the London Convention Centre.…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee on Misinformation Circulating on Enrollment for Agriculture Campuses

Summerlee: Correcting Tweets and Misinformation

I have noticed that there is misinformation circulating in social media and elsewhere with respect to application figures to our campuses at Ridgetown, Kemptville and Alfred. I think it important to set the record straight. Fall 2014 application figures for the associate diploma program on the three campuses are as follows:

Ridgetown - 1117 

Kemptville -…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Stats Can: Corn for grain: the world’s top cereal crop

Stats Can: Corn: Canada's third most valuable crop…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The World is Getting Hungrier -and that's Good News for Canada's Agriculture Industry!

You’ve probably heard it before, but the numbers are worth repeating. The OECD Observer notes that the size of “the global middle class” is increasing at breakneck speed. In fact the number…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on March 18, 2014 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: How Grain Prices Are Determined. Click to Watch.



For additional videos visit

http://www.marketschool.farms.com

Added by OntAG Admin on March 16, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee on the closure of the University’s Kemptville and Alfred campuses

Summerlee: Facts, Not Conjecture, Needed in Times Like These

Earlier today, I took part in a live radio discussion with North Grenville Mayor David Gordon about the closure of the University’s Kemptville and Alfred campuses. This followed yesterday’s announcement that the University is consolidating the academic and research programs delivered at these two campuses to improve efficiency and ensure quality.

I was touched by David’s commitment,…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Canada Space-Based Crop Map Coast to Coast - And Interactive Map to "Play with the Data"



Thanks to our friends at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada there is an interactive map where you can zoom in on the crop map data: CLICK HERE…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 12, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Corn Share Program Teaches Young Farmers To Grow Their Own Crop.

Young farmers walking their fields with DuPont Pioneer this season

Fifteen to 18-year-old farmers have the opportunity to plant their own corn crop with the 2014 DuPont Pioneer Corn Share for the third year running. Corn Share started as a pilot program in 2012, with 18 participants in Perth and Huron counties. Last year, it grew to include 123 young farmers from across the province. Pioneer expects even higher numbers this…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 11, 2014 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Innovative Farmer of the Year Winner: Tom Barrie

Creativity and advancements in crop rotation systems in their no-till farming operation have earned Tom Barrie, a Bowmanville grower, and his team, the 2013 Innovative Farmer of the Year Award. Each year, BASF Canada and the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario recognize an…

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Added by OntAG Admin on March 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Speech Thank you, Eugenie. Bonjour, and happy Canadian Agriculture Day everyone! I want to thank the team at Ag More Than Ever ...for another outstanding event. What an amazing opportunity to share great ideas -- and to get fired up about the future of Canadian agriculture.

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Quebec and Ontario

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

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