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OntAG Admin's Blog – October 2014 Archive (14)

Video: Farmers #FromtheField Pictures for the week of Oct 20-28, 2014

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INFOGRAPH: Amazing Career Opportunities in Canadian Agriculture

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AAFC Career Focus Grant for Hiring Deadline: November 15th

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) offers the Career Focus program for recent graduates from an industry applicable college or university program.

Those interested in taking advantage of this program and receive up to $20,000 in funding support to hire a recent graduate are encouraged to act quickly before funding allotted for this program is fully subscribed.

With a total of $864,000 in funding available for distribution through the program, your company can benefit from…

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Rick Mercer takes on farming with CFA VP! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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Viral Video Showing "Food Experts" Commenting on McDonald's Food - What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

This is going viral on the internet, but after watching it a few times it really is too good not to share.

What does it say about the consumer and their perception of food? Let us know what you think!

Two Dutch YouTube comedians went to an annual food convention in the Netherlands where they presented McDonald's food to "food experts". They simply cut the food into bite sized pieces and placed a toothpick in it and presented it as organic, high-class cuisine. Then, they asked…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

OFA: Fall Agenda Fills Up With Political Priorities By Mark Wales. Are There Topics OFA Is Missing? What Do You Think?

Fall agenda fills up with political priorities

By Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario politicians are heading back to the legislature for the fall sitting, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has a full lineup of work to accomplish with the 107 MPPs representing our province.

We’ll be meeting, consulting, partnering and working with government policymakers on behalf of the 37,000 farm family members we represent. Our…

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Walkaround Video: New Kubota M7060 Tractor Overview.

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"Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge One of the Exciting Events at The Royal Agriculture Fair

The "Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge has completed it's tour of 6 Ontario Fairs and the newest winner is Scott McRae, the head chef at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover. Scott edged two other challengers this weekend at the Road to the Royal cooking competition at the Norfolk County Fair. 

David’s Restaurant is located on the…

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Soybean Report: Tips For Selecting The Best Variety For Your Fields.

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INFOGRAPH: Realities of Agriculture in Canada

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 10, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

The RE/MAX Farm Report 2014 - Price per acre in rural communities in Ontario

For the Complete REMAX Farm Report 2014 click here: http://download.remax.ca/PR/FarmReport/FinalReport.pdf

The price of farmland in most Canadian markets has either held steady or increased this year, following a period of strong year-over-year growth. Mirroring the…

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Added by OntAG Admin on October 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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MAPLE LEAF FOODS ANNOUNCES REFRESHED STRATEGIC BLUEPRINT, APPOINTS ADAM GROGAN AND CASEY RICHARDS TO NEW EXECUTIVE ROLES

Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. ("Maple Leaf Foods" or the "Company") (TSX: MFI) today announced an update to the Company's strategic focus and a realignment of its organizational structure, including several executive changes.

Indo-Pacific mission connects Canadian value chain with customers

In the competitive Indo-Pacific market, demand for quality Canadian soybeans is strong. That was the message shared by current and potential customers when the value chain delegation led by Soy Canada visited the region in early February as part of an outgoing mission

Potato wart not detected in national soil survey

Surveillance is an important element of the Government of Canada's efforts to help contain, control, and prevent the spread of potato wart.

Applications for the Youth Employment and Skills Program opening soon

Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, announced funding of approximately $13.5 million to support a new application intake under the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP). The initiative will provide the agricultural sector with help needed to support approximately 1,200 jobs for youth in the sector.

Simcoe County Family Receives 2024 Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award

The Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mapleseed and the Ontario Forage Council, sponsors of the Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award, are pleased to announce that the Chalmers family of JPD Angus of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County are the recipients of the 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award.

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