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October 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Farms.com Agostino: Will we see $6 corn futures?

Added by OntAG Admin on October 30, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Listening to Farmers' Concerns Key to Good Representation

By Paul Bootsma

October 29, 2010

For groups like the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, there is no substitute for attending farm shows and catching the pulse of what farmers are thinking. This year’s farm shows…

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The CFFO Commentary: Moving Beyond "Random Acts of Stewardship"

By John Clement

October 22, 2010

I recently heard a long-time promoter of environmental goods and service (EGS) payments to farmers argue that it’s time to move beyond “random acts of…

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Wheat School: Steve Twynstra Talks About Wheat In His Farming Operation.

Added by OntAG Admin on October 18, 2010 at 11:09pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Personal Insight Into Need to Preserve Best Farmland

By Nathan Stevens

October 15, 2010

Sometimes it takes personal experience to really strengthen one’s believe in a core value of…

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Thanksgiving on Our Family Farm

by Rebecca Hannam

The Thanksgiving season is a special time of year for most families. As the sun sets earlier and the temperature begins to cool, families often gather together to celebrate autumn over a…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 8, 2010 at 12:58pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Working as Colleagues Can Move Ontario Farmers Forward

By Paul Bootsma

October 8, 2010

Ontario farmers have a history of being open with each other when discussing business. Helping each other overcome difficulties and making improvements in production are often discussed…

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The CFFO Commentary: Tackling Agricultural Challenges Aided Through Leadership Training

By John Clement

October 1, 2010

I appreciate good leadership. Good leaders have a way of focusing people on critical issues and helping them to work together on finding solutions. Sometimes that involves pioneering a new way of doing things and forcing people to react, while at other times it involves pushing others from behind to bring forward…

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Added by CFFO Blog on October 4, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

Peter Gould to be inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in June

Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s (DFO) Board is thrilled that DFO’s nomination of Peter Gould, DFO’s former General Manager, to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame has been accepted.

Making Potatoes a Garden Priority

In the past growing potatoes has been a bit of an afterthought

Johanne Ross steps down as executive director of Ag in the Classroom Canada

Johanne Ross is leaving Ag in the Classroom Canada, the organization she helped create

COG research reports on Barriers and Solutions in Canadas Organic Food Supply Chain

A research report from the Canadian Organic Growers outlines Barriers and Solutions in Canada’s Organic Food Supply Chain

Former Tory interim leader, longtime Manitoba MP Candice Bergen stepping down

Former Conservative interim leader and longtime Manitoba member of Parliament Candice Bergen has announced she is stepping down. 

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