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December 2009 Blog Posts (4)

You Can't Eat Energy--Peaker Plant in the Holland Marsh

PEAKER PLANT IN THE HOLLAND MARSH





My name is Avia Eek. My husband, Bill, and I farm in the Holland Marsh. My husband, and many of the farmers in the Holland Marsh are descendants of the first pioneers who broke this land in 1934. Although, it should be noted the first industry here was the harvesting of the marsh grass for mattresses. This business took place from 1880 to approx. 1915, when it peaked.



The soil in the Holland Marsh is organic based, the result of… Continue

Added by Avia Eek on December 19, 2009 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

Lessons In Farming

I'm a young farmer. I can say that now - especially since just a couple of weeks ago we moved out to one of our family farms. This is a house my great-grandfather built in the early 1900's, and is the farm where the dry cows and heifers are kept. My mom and dad are a few kilometres away at the farm I grew up in - where the milking cows are.



As I get settled on the farm, I thought I'd share some of my experiences. Along the way I'd invite any and all pieces of advice I can get - as I… Continue

Added by Andrew Campbell on December 17, 2009 at 1:24pm — 6 Comments

The Future of Pork

We all know about the struggles facing the pork industry -- the big question though is how do we fix it.



Here are a couple of videos with some involved in the sector discussing how to move forward. Take a look a add your thoughts below.…



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Added by Andrew Campbell on December 16, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ontario food processors: access SODP before Dec 22, 2009

Strong Ontario food and beverage processors – particularly those located in communities that have been hardhit by the recent economic downturn – are encouraged to apply to the Southern Ontario Development Program (SODP). SODP’s food and beverage initiative includes a $20 million fund of federal interest-free loans for upgrades, expansions, or modernization of commercial food and beverage production facilities, or fund a strategy to access new markets.



Ontario Food and Beverage… Continue

Added by Lisa McLean on December 15, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

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Dairy Farmers of Ontario and program partners will help small hearts believe big this holiday season with a donation of $500,000 to SickKids

This holiday season, Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and program partners are donating a minimum of $500,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and other Ontario children's hospitals to help bring the magic of the holidays to all children, no matter where they are celebrating.

New partnership between Egg Farmers of Canada and Denny's brings the Egg Quality Assurance™ certification program to restaurants across Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada is proud to announce a partnership with Denny's Restaurants Canada, who now feature the Egg Quality Assurance™ (EQA™) certification mark on their menus in restaurants across the country.

New survey explores how producers are managing risk

Risk is an inevitable part of farming. A recent FCC Vision panel survey investigated the risk concerns and management strategies of over 1,300 producers across Canada. Five major types of risks were studied: production, marketing, financial, legal and human resources.

Two U of G Profs Among World’s Most Cited Researchers

Two influential University of Guelph professors have made the Web of Science Group’s Highly Cited Researchers list for 2019.

Changes to Biogas Rules for Farms to Increase Economic Opportunity in Ontario's Renewable Natural Gas Sector

Ontario to consult on ways to boost biogas sector revenues by up to 50 per cent in five years

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