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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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Correctional Service Canada provides update on the Penitentiary Farm Program

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced an update on its Penitentiary Farm Program, which runs at Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions in Kingston, Ontario. Offenders involved in the program have had the opportunity to learn technical, transferable and soft skills through their involvement in on-the-job and vocational training associated with the farming operations.

DFC PRESIDENT PIERRE LAMPRON NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 50 IN CANADIAN AGRICULTURE

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) President, Pierre Lampron was named one of the Top 50 in Agriculture by Canadian Western Agribition in their Designated Hitters category. This prestigious award recognizes Lampron as a “go-to” leader and champion of the Canadian dairy industry.

Lambton County farmers win award for nitrogen application innovation

David and Roger Buurma’s patience and ingenuity in the shop to perfect a low-cost solution for side-dressing nitrogen in corn has won them the 2021 Don Hill Legacy Award.

NEW EDUCATIONAL AG PUBLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR TEACHERS, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMING IN THE CLASSROOM

A successful partnership between Farm & Food Care (FFC) and Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) has led to the completion of a national classroom resource designed to give students and teachers across Canada the opportunity to dig deeper into the latest edition of The Real Dirt on Farming (RDOF).

Lambton Region, Beef Producer, Chad Anderson, Heads Up OSCIA for 2021

The 2021 slate of Provincial Directors for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) was introduced in early February at their virtual annual meeting. Taking the reins as president for the one-year term is Chad Anderson from Lambton County.

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