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July 2014 Blog Posts (23)

OVC Student Veterinarians Share Externship Experience: Apparently all hay is not created equally

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 Jodi took a pasture-to-plate approach to some hay samples. Check out all the student blogs at www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/externship

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 4, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

AALP Class 15 - North American Study Tour

The 29 participants in AALP Class 15 leave on Sunday, July 6 for their North American Study Tour.

During the eight-day tour, they'll learn from a wide range of speakers and tours, from wineries to organic farms and from the Canadian embassy to Gettysburg National Military Park.

Blogs will be posted here daily - follow along on this great journey!

Added by AALP on July 2, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

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AITC-C celebrates over 2 million student experiences in agriculture education

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C), along with its 10 provincial members, has connected two million students to agriculture education experiences, as reported in AITC-C’s 2020-2021 Annual Progress Report.

Moisture Content and the Hay Drying Curve

Many management decisions affect hay quality. After deciding when to cut, the next big decision is about the moisture content. Accurately timing how long to let the crop wilt when harvesting a forage crop will help ensure that it stores well.

Grain Farmers of Ontario Congratulates Lisa Thompson as New Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers, today extends its congratulations to Lisa Thompson, Member of Provincial Parliament for Huron-Bruce on her appointment as the provincial Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. 

Minister Miller announces Government of Canada support for Indigenous food and agriculture initiatives

The month of June is dedicated to recognizing and honouring the achievements, history and rich cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Together, we are building a stronger and more inclusive agriculture sector that advances meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples and reduces barriers for under-represented groups.

Plant the Seeds: Opportunities to Grow Ontario's Fruit and Vegetable Sector

“Plant the Seeds: Opportunities to Grow Southern Ontario's Fruit and Vegetable Sector” is a new report that outlines the opportunity to expand the $2.2 billion of fruits and vegetables grown in Ontario, including more local production of fresh grapes, pears, strawberries, garlic, eggplant, sweet potatoes, apples, snap peas, cabbage—as well as vertical farming.

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