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Better Farming - June/July 2019
Better Farming - June/July 2019

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Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms
Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms

Prevention Practices Can Help Reduce the Risk of Barn Fires

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Statistics: Data pertaining to agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario
Statistics: Data pertaining to agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario

As published by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

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Post secondary institutions partner on Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm
Post secondary institutions partner on Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm


U of T Scarborough and Centennial College are partnering to establish the EaRTH District, Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm and living lab that will apply innovative technologies to food production in an urban setting.

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Beleave to expand London cannabis greenhouse facility
Beleave to expand London cannabis greenhouse facility

Toronto-based cannabis grower Beleave Inc. recently announced it has received a building permit for its growing facility in London, Ont.

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What does it take to be an agriculture pilot?
What does it take to be an agriculture pilot?

At a course in Yorkton - one of two in Canada - you can learn to fly the dipping and diving spray planes.

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Better Farming - May 2019
Better Farming - May 2019

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Resilient farm building design could minimize damage and loss
Resilient farm building design could minimize damage and loss

Randy Drysdale, assistant vice-president of loss control and technical development at Farm Mutual Reinsurance, gave a presentation at the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s annual conference held in Stratford, Ont. at the end of February. He discussed loss prevention in farm buildings and the importance of building and rebuilding with resiliency in mind.

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Insurance companies want a say in barn design
Insurance companies want a say in barn design

In the face of more barn fires and higher losses, insurance companies want a role in how new barns are designed. (published in Ontario Farmer)

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Better Farming - April 2019
Better Farming - April 2019

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Farmer invents unique snow removal tool
Farmer invents unique snow removal tool

“We got 60 inches of snow in February and had some sheds and barns that caved in already, so we needed to be a little more proactive”. A dairy farmer from Edgar, Wis. recently displayed creativity in solving a winter problem.

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Better Farming - March 2019
Better Farming - March 2019

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Better Farming - February 2019
Better Farming - February 2019

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Better Farming - January 2019
Better Farming - January 2019

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Better Farming - December 2018
Better Farming - December 2018

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John Johnson P.Eng. receives Outstanding Service Award from the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)
John Johnson P.Eng. receives Outstanding Service Award from the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)

Awarded for his tremendous contribution to Farm Building throughout his years of service. Nominated by the Bluewater Chapter. Scroll to #6 'The Bill Davis Ontario Merit Award'.

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Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest
Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest

12 TIPS FOR CREATING SUCCESSFUL HORSE STALL SPACE

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Better Farming - October 2018
Better Farming - October 2018

Cell-Based Meat - serving up the details.
Raising Spirits on the Farm.
Rural Landfills - What is in your landfill?

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Better Farming - November 2018
Better Farming - November 2018

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Better Farming - August 2018
Better Farming - August 2018

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Succession Planning: Doing it Right!
Succession Planning: Doing it Right!

Transitioning yourself out of your business could be a gut-wrenching nightmare if it is not done correctly. Conflicting forces can pull you in opposite directions. These conflicting forces, which are largely emotional and financial tensions, must be resolved.

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Farming 101: Meeting The Construction Demands Of Future Fresh Produce Packhouses
Farming 101: Meeting The Construction Demands Of Future Fresh Produce Packhouses

There’s just no denying it: the fresh produce industry is changing. The demand from consumers and retails for pre-packed fruit, vegetables, and other fresh produce is on the rise, and it’s presenting new challenges

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Demonstrating the Benefits of a Carbon Neutral Farm in Rural Ontario
Demonstrating the Benefits of a Carbon Neutral Farm in Rural Ontario

Industry stakeholders gathered to celebrate North America’s 1st installation of a small, factory built farm-scale anaerobic digester to generate renewable electricity from dairy cattle manure.

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More on Benefits of Carbon Neutral Farming in Rural Ontario
More on Benefits of Carbon Neutral Farming in Rural Ontario

On March 15, 2018, more than 45 diverse stakeholders, including dairy farmers, industry associations, government agencies, and local community groups, attended an Open House at Harcolm Farms in Beachville, Ontario

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Better Farming - June / July 2018
Better Farming - June / July 2018

View CFBA Annual Award Winners on Pages 54 - 57 !

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