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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 (OVC)…

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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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Compactor Presses Proving Useful to Manage On-farm Used Silage and Bale Wrap Plastics

Many beef and dairy producers in Alberta protect livestock feed by covering it with special plastic film widely used in agriculture today.

Public Consultation on Nova Scotia's Food and Beverage Strategy

Nova Scotians are encouraged to submit their comments on what government can do to help people have access to healthier, local food.

CPC and FVGC congratulate David Jones on Retirement; Call for applications for new General Manager, Canadian Potato Council

Bill Zylmans, Chair of the Canadian Potato Council (CPC) and Rebecca Lee, Executive Director of the Fruit and Vegetable Growers of Canada (FVGC) are happy to share the upcoming retirement of David Jones in March of 2023.

U.S. EPA finalizes recognition of canola’s GHG emissions reduction in advanced biofuels

The canola’s role in helping reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions took another step forward, with the final rule to create a pathway for canola oil to be used in advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the United States.

Connecting students with food and agri-tech employers

A new partnership between an online work-integrated learning platform and Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine will introduce young people to the potential of careers in the sector.

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