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July 2014 Blog Posts (23)

Guide to Corn Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms

Added by OntAG Admin on July 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Winners Announced in Inaugural National Farm Photo Contest

July 30, 2014 - (Guelph) Winners have been announced in the Farm & Food Care Foundation’s inaugural Farm Photo Contest. The contest which ran from early May until the end of June gave photographers the chance to enter their farm photography in six categories – All About Animals, Canadian Farm Scenes, Crazy About Crops, Farm Faces, Farm Fun and Farm Innovation.

The contest was a great…

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Added by OntAG Admin on July 31, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Advanced Farm Management Program expands to five Ontario locations

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Farmers urged to register early to secure spots in their preferred…

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Added by OntAG Admin on July 30, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!

The Most Profitable Acre Challenge is back!

 

Corn and soybean farmers first competed for The Most Profitable Acre Challenge in 2012, and this year it is back in a new and improved format!

 

Why the Most Profitable Acre? 

A high yield doesn't always mean more profit. Business management practices and financial planning are key to seeing a return on investment. The…

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Added by OntAG Admin on July 26, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

New Report on Honey Bees: 58 per cent of the colonies in Ontario did not survive the winter

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Added by OntAG Admin on July 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Local Food Producers - Friend or Faux

We’ve all been bamboozled by false claims of one kind or another. Terms like “Real”, “Natural”, “Approved” – even “Free” don’t always hold true when you take a closer look under the covers. Well, now you can add “Local” to the growing list of trendy yet questionable marketing terms.

It appears that marketers drank the Kool-Aid and are cashing in on the social trend to shop, eat, buy and support local and there’s nothing wrong with that, provided that the goods or services promoted…

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OVC Student Veterinarian Externship Project: Ultrasounds…more than just a pretty picture

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with five of them this summer. This week student veterinarian Chelsea describes the value of ultrasounds.  Check out all the student blogs at www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/externship

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 24, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Farms.com Corn Report: Scouting For Corn Leaf Disease

Farms.com Corn Report: Rob Miller, Technical Services Manager with BASF Canada provides some tips on how to scout for corn leaf diseases. He also describes how to identify Northern Leaf Blight and what farmers can do to manage for highest yield potential.



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Added by OntAG Admin on July 24, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Mark Brock, Farmer & GFO Director, Interviewed in Globe and Mail Article on Corn Prices

Corn crash: Ontario farmers hit by plummeting prices…

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Added by OntAG Admin on July 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Last day of the North American Study Tour and on the road again!

 

\uap>BrIght-eyed and bushy-tailed, Class 15 was up early and headed to Native Offerings Farms (NOF) in Little Valley, New York, an hour and a half outside of Painted Post. A few great "off the cuff" moments and a beautiful serenade by Linda made the time pass quickly.

\uap>At NOF, Deb and Stu Ritchie run a 180-acre farm and produce a variety of certified… Continue

Added by AALP on July 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Morgan Grant of Granton, Ontario, wins the tie-down roping championship at the Calgary Stampede

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OVC Student Veterinarian Externship Project: “B” is for Biosecurity

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College delve into practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales. These blog posts are an opportunity to tag along with five of them this summer. This week student veterinarian Chelsea talks about biosecurity. Check out all the student blogs at www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/externship

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 14, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments

Wars, small town revitalization and checkers!

\uap> On day seven of our North American Study Tour, we visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to see the site of one of North America's greatest battles.It was overwhelming to see the exhibit at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The Cyclorama, which was painted in the late 1800's by Paul Philippoteaux brought the experience to life. Then, a walk through the onsite… Continue

Added by AALP on July 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Day of Learning about the Past, Present and Future - AALP North American Study Tour

Friday began with a meeting with Syngenta in the heart of Washington D.C. The presentation followed a recurring theme: Feeding A Growing Global Population. Syngenta's Good Growth Plan contains six areas of focus:

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Added by AALP on July 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How important is the US to Canada? And vice versa. AALP Class 15 Study Tour Continues

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We arrived at the Canadian Embassy and are proud to announce we all cleared the security check. We listened to a variety of speakers and learned about the value and importance of the trade relationship Canada has with the United States. A couple of interesting… Continue

Added by AALP on July 11, 2014 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Being inspired - a great day on AALP's North American Study Tour

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\uap>After staying with some terrific families in their homes, AALP Class 15 traveled to the National FFA Center in Indianapolis. For some of us, this was the first introduction to the FFA while others had a more in depth understanding of who they are. We learned that FFA goes… Continue

Added by AALP on July 10, 2014 at 9:31am — 1 Comment

Kids in the candy store!

\uap>AALP Class 15 was off to an early start as we continue our North American Study Tour adventure.  Fun fact: interstates that are odd numbered run north-south. We travelled south on I75 down through Ohio to Indianapolis, Indiana.  

\uap>We used our time on the bus effectively.  From practicing "off the cuff" to sponsor spotlights, we kept ourselves busy. We were enlightened with information on an AALP ally AdFarm as we rolled past fields of ripening wheat and tassling… Continue

Added by AALP on July 9, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

AALP North American Study Tour – Detroit

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\uap>We started our day at Detroit’s Eastern market, and went on a tour of the local area around the farmer’s market. We heard about and saw some of the local restoration going on in the form of a greenway and bike path. The people in this community are working tirelessly to improve their city by improving everything from access to fresh, healthy food, to green spaces where the community can come together for shopping, eating… Continue

Added by AALP on July 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

And they're off!

On Sunday, July 6 Class 15 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program began its North America Study Tour #NAST2014. 

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\uap>The first stop on the tour was Detroit and the Sunday Street Market of the Eastern Market. The Sunday Street Market features local items such as home goods, art, jewelry, clothing, Michigan-made… Continue

Added by AALP on July 8, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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

The problem with public trust and traceability in farming

The president of Bayer CropScience Canada, Al Driver, had just finished talking about why his company decided to purchase Monsanto — and how that would affect farmers — when the question of public trust came up.

Government of Canada announces fund that will have a real impact for the middle-class in Montreal

Canada’s economy is strong and growing, with more jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and for people working hard to join it. There are more good, well-paying jobs for Canadians, wages are growing, consumer confidence is strong and business profits are up – good news for Canadians and the communities they call home.

Farm Organizations Take Part in Roundtable with Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

There was an agriculture roundtable in Owen Sound. A dozen representatives from the local agriculture sector had a meeting on Tuesday with the Province's Agriculture Minister.

CFIA announces recall of some types of cauliflower, lettuce due to E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.

Alberta province vies with Prince Edward Island to be potato capital of Canada

This spud’s for you, Alberta. ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team said on Monday that although the potato capital of Canada has historically been Prince Edward Island, there’s a change afoot.

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