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May 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Sustain Ontario: Will Party Leaders Support Food and Farming in Ontario?

Will Party Leaders Support Food and Farming in Ontario?

Provincial cross-sectoral alliance asks political leaders about how they will commit to strengthening Ontario’s food and farming system

Toronto, ON -  Last Friday, Sustain Ontario sent 11 questions to provincial party leaders, seeking their commitments to healthy food and…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 27, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

New Blog: U of Guelph OVC Vet Students Share Experiences Working With Animals In Local Clinics - Externships.

 

 

Join our DVM students as they blog all Externship long.

University of Guelph News

 

Diagnostics, clinical skills, problem solving, and working with clients are all critical pieces in a student veterinarian’s education. Hands-on opportunities are invaluable.

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 26, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

People Needed to Live / Work - Muskoka farm !

May 10th and 11th Muskoka Workshop on Forest Gardening with The Living Center is filling up, sign up at thelivingcentre.com. Its going to be a great event transportation and accommodations can be provided if you are coming from the city, contact Keith Taylor, - Ongoing projects require people to be up in Hekkla for the summer months . ... photos below 1. Menure Management, 2. Barn Renewals (3 barns) 4. Laying planting beds 5. Get tractors going, there's lots of work, so contact…

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Added by Ravelle Rene on May 7, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Stay Safe on the Roads While Crops Are Being Planted!

Remember, tractors travel about 30 KPH and if you are driving a vehicle doing 80, 90 or 100 plus KPH coming over the hill or around the bend, you have very little reaction time to prevent a tragedy.

Make sure you have the SMV clearly displayed, and have your lighting and turn signals in place and working. And when possible, pull to the side of the road to let that string of cars behind you pass; impatient drivers cause accidents.

Urban drivers, if you are driving a vehicle on a…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 5, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Bees

I am thinking of restarting my bee keeping. I lost all my bees 3 years ago. I have a few questions. Has anyone had success with the Australian bees, are they hardier than the Italian. Are losses still as high as in the past years. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Added by marc laurin on May 4, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Terry Daynard's Blog: What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually

Corn-Canola Comparisons: Neonic-Bee Problem Likely Unrelated to Pollen or Soil Residues

Corn in flower

Corn in flower…

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Added by OntAG Admin on May 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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

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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