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May 2013 Blog Posts (5)

AAFC: Quinoa And Amaranth - A New Place To Grow These Crops?

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists in Guelph, Ontario are studying the nutritional benefits of Ontario-grown quinoa and amaranth as part of a project to determine the potential for introducing these South American grains to Ontario.

This year has been declared “The International Year of the Quinoa” by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

Dr. Rong Cao, a scientist at AAFC’s Guelph Food…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 28, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

SAMCO 8 Row Pull Type Planting Corn In Earlton, Ontario With Degradeable Mulch Film.


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New 80PT model Samco planter. 8 row pull type planting maize corn with degradable mulch film to warm the soil in early spring. see our website for more information.

Added by OntAG Admin on May 18, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Terry Daynard's Blog: A Message to All You Older Guys/Gals: Get On Twitter

By older I mean about 50-plus, including old-timers like me who can still learn new skills. Younger people can ignore the following advice; they’ve mostly discovered what I’ll be saying, years ago.



I have long ignored the idea of social media. I saw no reason to inform others about my daily trivia, or to know the same about them. But then, thanks to two daughters, I discovered Twitter. It’s marvelous.



For sure, Twitter can be about trivia, and often is. But it’s also a… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on May 14, 2013 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

CFFO Commentary: The Proposed Ontario Budget holds Positives for Agriculture and Rural Ontario

By Nathan Stevens

May 10, 2013

 

The first proposed budget under our new Premier holds many positive commitments for agriculture and rural Ontario. The CFFO is pleased that there are commitments to the key issues that the organization raised in its budget submission on the need for fiscal discipline, the need for a focus on innovation, and the need for regulatory modernization. However, there are some areas of concern as…

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Added by CFFO Blog on May 10, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

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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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