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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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Correctional Service Canada provides update on the Penitentiary Farm Program

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced an update on its Penitentiary Farm Program, which runs at Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions in Kingston, Ontario. Offenders involved in the program have had the opportunity to learn technical, transferable and soft skills through their involvement in on-the-job and vocational training associated with the farming operations.

DFC PRESIDENT PIERRE LAMPRON NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 50 IN CANADIAN AGRICULTURE

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) President, Pierre Lampron was named one of the Top 50 in Agriculture by Canadian Western Agribition in their Designated Hitters category. This prestigious award recognizes Lampron as a “go-to” leader and champion of the Canadian dairy industry.

Lambton County farmers win award for nitrogen application innovation

David and Roger Buurma’s patience and ingenuity in the shop to perfect a low-cost solution for side-dressing nitrogen in corn has won them the 2021 Don Hill Legacy Award.

NEW EDUCATIONAL AG PUBLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR TEACHERS, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMING IN THE CLASSROOM

A successful partnership between Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has led to the completion of a national classroom resource designed to give students and teachers across Canada the opportunity to dig deeper into the latest edition of The Real Dirt on Farming (RDOF).

Lambton Region, Beef Producer, Chad Anderson, Heads Up OSCIA for 2021

The 2021 slate of Provincial Directors for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) was introduced in early February at their virtual annual meeting. Taking the reins as president for the one-year term is Chad Anderson from Lambton County.

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