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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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Fertilizer Company Pivot Bio Launches Canadian Operations

American fertilizer company Pivot Bio has expanded operations into Canada, a July 28 news release said. Product trials are currently underway in eastern and western Canada on corn, wheat, and canola, with the expansion pending regulatory approvals. “Pivot Bio was founded on the belief that farmers need a better way to fertilize their crops,” Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio CEO and co-founder said in the release. “We are excited to expand our operations and ultimately introducing our technology to farmers everywhere, starting in Canada.”

Canada set to copy Dutch plans for farming

Eastern Ontario farmers who fear that drastic Dutch policies on farming are coming to Canada, appear to be right.

Local farmers protest Dutch plan to cut fertilizer use

Eastern Ontario farmers rolled tractors and pickup trucks in a day-long show of solidarity with Dutch farmers who have for weeks protested onerous impending fertilizer restrictions and herd cuts in the Netherlands.

NFP Welcomes Javier Pardo, Oil and Gas Industry Risk Management Expert

NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager and retirement advisor, today announced it has appointed Javier Pardo as senior vice president, Complex Risk Solutions Group (CRSG), NFP in Canada.

Government of Canada invests $1.8 million in green economy

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced today an investment of over $1.8 million under the AgriAssurance Program to assist Bioindustrial Innovation Canada to further develop quality standards to accelerate growth of the bioeconomy in the agriculture sector.

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