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December 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Farm clients thanked for supporting OVC teaching programs

A recent Appreciation Day for OVC Ruminant Field Services (OVC-RFS) clients not only offered research updates they can put to use on their farms, it was an opportunity to thank clients for their support of OVC’s teaching programs.

“We want to thank you for your patients and your patience,” said Dr. Todd Duffield, OVC professor and one of the faculty veterinarians with the OVC-RFS, as he welcomed clients to the day.

Student veterinarians gain valuable experience working with the…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on December 22, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Maps: Frequency of in-field corn and soybeans over SW Ontario (2011-14)

Frequency of in-field corn and soybeans over SW Ontario (2011-14). Derived from crop maps by @LeanderCampbell …

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 22, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Maps: Distribution of Soybeans Vs Corn in Southern Ontario. 2013 vs 2014

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Video: Advancing Women Conference Is A Terrific Event for Women In Agriculture

Iris Meck, provides information on the exciting programs included in the Advancing Women conferences that will be held in Calgary in Toronto in 2015. For more information visit http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca…

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 15, 2014 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Daynard: Critique of the Ontario Government Document on Bee Health and Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Critique of “A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario” – Discussion Paper by the Government of Ontario

by Terry Daynard @terrydaynard, originally posted on www.tdaynard.com

On November…

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Are you prepared for tragic transition?

Over the past several weeks we have posted three videos featuring interviews that were filmed in the spring 2014 with Wayne Skrypnyk, the founder of Skrypnyk Group. We have shared these videos in order to highlight some important areas that businesses should address in order to achieve high performance.

One key area is that of preparing for transition. In July of 2014, Wayne passed away suddenly. Wayne was a true leader, an inspirational presence and a friend. People such as Wayne are…

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Added by Kevin Butler on December 10, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

OVC professor receives Canadian Animal Health Coalition’s Carl Block Award

An OVC professor and researcher with a distinguished career in animal health and welfare education, small animal ruminant industries and food-animal agriculture, is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) Carl Block Award.

Dr. Paula Menzies was presented the award at the Canadian Animal Health Coalition’s annual Appreciation Reception in…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on December 5, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Chris Koch featured on the Oprah Network is coming to Ontario!

Chris Koch, from ifican.ca, is coming to Ontario in December. For those of you that don't know Chris, he was featured on Oprah's network. You can view his video here.

Chris was born and raised in the small farming and ranching community of Nanton, Alberta.  When he's not out in the…

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Added by Genevieve Cavanagh on December 2, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

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Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Speech Thank you, Eugenie. Bonjour, and happy Canadian Agriculture Day everyone! I want to thank the team at Ag More Than Ever ...for another outstanding event. What an amazing opportunity to share great ideas -- and to get fired up about the future of Canadian agriculture.

Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians in Quebec and Ontario

Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

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