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August 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Global 4-H Youth Ag Summit In Calgary, AB. Feeding A Hungry Planet.





4-H Canada and Bayer CropScience have partnered to hold the inaugural global 4-H Youth Ag-Summit in Calgary, Alberta on August 19-25, 2013. The Summit has assembled 118 young adults from 20 countries worldwide to "come to the table," share their ideas and develop a plan of action to feed a hungry planet. The official welcoming event on August 20th took place at the Calgary… Continue

Added by OntAG Admin on August 23, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Weagant Farm Supplies Celebrates 60 Years of Service In The Eastern Ontario Farm Machinery Business.

Rooted in Eastern Ontario history: Local farm business celebrates 60 years of service.

WINCHESTER, ON,  This month marks the 60th anniversary celebration of a staple in the Eastern Ontario agricultural industry, Weagant Farm Supplies. With three stores across the region - two in the Winchester area, one just outside Brockville – Weagant Farm Supplies invites the community to the anniversary celebrations this Friday, August 23.

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 19, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Growing Forward 2 Ontario Business Grants for Agricultural Businesses & Food Processors

Cambridge, Ontario (Marketwire- August 6, 2013)

In late June 2013, The Ontario government announced the details of their $417 million investment in Growing Forward 2. The 5-year provincial funding programs are complementary to the AgriInnovation and…

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Added by Ryan Weaver on August 6, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

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Ontario farmers like proposal to improve programs for migrant workers

Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers are welcoming recommendations to resolve systemic labour issues faced by temporary foreign workers (TFW).

Food safety tips for great summer feasts

Summer is here, and with it comes barbecues, picnics, and delicious meals shared outdoors. But with the rising temperatures, food safety becomes even more critical. The last thing you want is for your summer gathering to be spoiled by foodborne illness.

Identifying Canada’s path to becoming a global agri-food innovation superpower

Bioenterprise Canada has launched a national roundtable series designed to identify and unlock Canada’s global agri-food superpower potential.

Maple Leaf Foods to close Brantford plant and consolidate production into other facilities

Maple Leaf Foods (TSX: MFI) today announced its decision to close its Brantford, Ontario plant and consolidate most of its Further Processed Poultry (FPP) production into its existing plant network through early 2025.  

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