Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Corn Share Program Teaches Young Farmers To Grow Their Own Crop.

Young farmers walking their fields with DuPont Pioneer this season

Fifteen to 18-year-old farmers have the opportunity to plant their own corn crop with the 2014 DuPont Pioneer Corn Share for the third year running. Corn Share started as a pilot program in 2012, with 18 participants in Perth and Huron counties. Last year, it grew to include 123 young farmers from across the province. Pioneer expects even higher numbers this year.

Corn Share gives next-generation farmers an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of field corn production from experts outside of the family farm. They’ll grow at least 10 acres of Pioneer® brand corn while learning about agronomy, farm management, and yield factors from Pioneer’s expert field team throughout the season.

"Corn Share builds on something many growers are already doing with their sons and daughters," said Dave Brand, area sales manager, DuPont Pioneer. "The idea came from our customers – who were looking to provide their children learning opportunities beyond the family farm, where they could learn from experts other than their parents."

Participants will attend four in-field sessions with Pioneer staff and share what they’ve learned with each other at a harvest wrap-up meeting.

Corn Share programs will run across the province with the first meetings occurring throughout April. Start dates vary by location, so interested participants are encouraged to contact their local Pioneer sales rep for more information.

 

 

Views: 91

Comment

You need to be a member of Ontario Agriculture to add comments!

Join Ontario Agriculture

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Southwestern Ontario Dairy Symposium

The 2023 Southwestern Ontario Dairy Symposium (SWODS) will be held on Feb. 22 at the Woodstock Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Provincial Government Invests $2 million for Agriculture Workforce Development

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture have reached an agreement for the Provincial Government to invest $2 million over three years to drive workforce development and support continued growth of this flourishing sector.

PROACTION ANIMAL CARE FRAMEWORK CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL STANDARDS, SAYS NFACC

In a letter to DFC this November, the National Farm Animal Care Council confirmed it has independently reviewed the content of the DFC’s proAction® program and found it to meet all requirements of Canada’s Animal Care Assessment Framework

Government of Canada partners with Ocean Wise to amplify the voice of young professionals at IMPAC5

Young people from all nations and backgrounds play important leadership roles in marine protected areas and ocean conservation.

Kellogg Canada Delivers Delicious & Exciting New Innovation Line-Up for 2023

Canadian food consumers want it all. Our busy lives demand convenient products and we will not sacrifice taste.

© 2023   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service