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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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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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