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Learning the RULEs of Leadership at State College, Pennsylvania

Today marks our ninth stop on this “Amazing Race across North America.” We’ve parked our bus at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, for a joint day of leadership learning with the RULE participants and alumni of Pennsylvania. RULE stands for “Rural Urban Leadership” and they’re currently in their 16th class of participants, just like us…

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Added by AALP on July 12, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Day 8: Out with a bang! Battles, beers and baseball

The day started off early with a 6:30 departure from Alexandria, Virginia, with a two-hour drive to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our in-flight service was compliments of Tom and Robin and consisted of snacks, moist towelettes and…

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Added by AALP on July 11, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Day 7: Talking about the rural/urban divide

We started the day bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to learn!! First stop was at the Chestertown Town Hall where Nancy Nunn, Educator, Outreach, and Advancement Coordinator at the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, and Kees de Mooy, Zoning Administrator for the Town of Chestertown, spoke to us about the history, troubles and opportunities of Chestertown.…

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Added by AALP on July 10, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Day 6: A day at the Canadian Embassy

Our day began with a fabulous breakfast at the Crown Plaza hotel. We boarded the bus and were reminded a few times by our daily coordinators, Ann Vermeersch and Dylan Wiens, not to forget our passports for the Embassy. We arrived safely at the Canadian Embassy, driven, of course, by our spectacular bus driver Nancy, where we were reminded once again – do not forget your passports!…

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Added by AALP on July 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Day 5: The rich history of Washington, DC

Thursday morning started with an early breakfast so Nancy could get us on the road and headed towards Washington to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.



Once on the bus, we all enjoyed some quiet time to catch a few zzzz’s for the first hour or so to help prepare us for the busy schedule we have over the next few days. Throughout the morning we had the opportunity to meet with our Issues Analysis Project teams to…

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Added by AALP on July 8, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

When the bugs fight the drugs

Each summer DVM students from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph delve into hands-on, practical experience at veterinary clinics across Ontario and additional locales during their Externship Veterinary Course. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), students must complete an eight-week Externship Course between third and fourth year in a rural veterinary practice that works with food animals and/or equine, as well as…
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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on July 8, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

Day 4: From melons to margaritas

AALP Class 16 started Day 4 of our North American Study Tour in the New York State capital of Albany with a breakfast speaker. Jackie Lendrum from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation shared her experiences with water quality regulations and issues primarily with dairy farms in the state. Dairy is the…

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Added by AALP on July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Day 3: More farms and fun in Quebec

After participating in the famous local tradition that is Montreal International Jazz Festival, the class packed up and headed for the border, making stops along the way before crossing.

The first stop was La Ferme Quinn, a 150-acre…

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Added by AALP on July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Day 2: A day at the Farm

As the chariot pulled away from the Crown Plaza in Montreal this group of AALP participants knew they were in for an info-packed day starting off with McGill MacDonald Campus.

We all have our favourite post-secondary campus, but many participants on the…

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Added by AALP on July 5, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

Day 1: The journey begins

With blue skies and sun, we couldn’t have asked for a better day to start our North American Study Tour. The majority of the class gathered at the Rural Ontario Institute parking lot and we are thrilled to reunite with our classmates, and to see that our chariot is NOT a yellow school bus but in fact a coach bus. After Andy McTaggart confirms that all are present -- although it takes a couple of counts -- we start off on the first…

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Added by AALP on July 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: Stopping the lifecycle of Fusarium

Added by OntAG Admin on June 9, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Transition cow management focus of annual dairy veterinarian conference

Updates on transition cow health and ketosis were the focus of the annual Dairy Health Management Certificate Program at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College last week.



Now in its 21st year, the annual conference provides dairy veterinarians with updates on current approaches to dairy cow health management, as well as an opportunity to network with fellow practitioners, faculty, and guest lecturers.



This is the biggest year yet in terms of attendance,…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on June 7, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments

Soybean Report: What To Look For At Crop Emergence - Scouting tips.

Added by OntAG Admin on June 6, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Offering Help to Farmers

 I am offering help to farmers and or land owners having problems with Predator and Varment, and don't have the time and or means of taking care of the problem. I am full licensed and have a friend who is also licensed and we are both members of the Anglers and Hunters Association, and insured as well. There is no cost to the farmer and are willing to travel up to an hour outside the city to help any farmer and or land owner who might need help. You can contact me at…

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Added by Vincent Simon on May 15, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments

UofG Swine Research Day brings together researchers and industry

The importance of agriculture and food research and collaborative efforts were the focus at the inaugural University of Guelph Swine Research Day last week.

Centralia Swine Research Update organizing group.

The new UofG Swine Research Day brings together the Centralia Swine Research Update and the Mike Wilson Swine Research Day in a new…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on May 12, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Better Farming joins Farms.com family

Better Farming joins Farms.com family

Paul Nolan joins the Farms.com Team…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Collaboration a key theme of poultry research day

Connections and collaboration were a key theme during the Poultry Health Research Network (PHRN) Research Day at the University of Guelph last week.

The research day brought together representatives from government, industry and academia to provide updates on current research and prompt discussion for future collaborations.

“The whole intent was to ensure that our industry partners and our researchers, either from academia or the…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on April 4, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

TVO The Agenda: Ontario's Food Sustainability Issues Debated.

Added by OntAG Admin on March 8, 2016 at 12:36pm — No Comments

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Why farmers rely on cash flow projections

Agriculture is a numbers game. Farmers need to determine a fair land rental price or if their operating line of credit will get them through tight times. While uncertainty around factors such as the weather makes it nearly impossible to know exact revenue and expense numbers, it is possible to get accurate estimates using cash flow projections.

Canada’s Agri-Food Exporters Praise Historic Coming-into-force of CUSMA

Dan Darling, President of CAFTA, today issued the following statement to mark the coming-into-force of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

CUSMA launch: What you need to know

CUSMA secures gains in GDP of USD 5.1B, according to Global Affairs Canada. Trade concessions involve increased market access to Canada’s supply-managed sectors.

Introducing PLATO, the Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool for Ontario

Keeping soil covered and minimizing erosion is a key principle of soil health.

OFA welcomes new and returning directors to the provincial board

Following a three-week nomination period for directors in five zones across the province, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is proud to announce the return of a strong contingent of agricultural leaders as well as the addition of one new member to the organization’s Board of Directors.

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