Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of farm building fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of farm fires.
Poultry Production, Planning Crop Rotations, Satellite Imagery, & Maintenance for Hydraulic Systems.
Ontario's agri-food sector generates $63 billion in sales to consumers each year, and employs 767,000 people.
Over 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers have a united message for the Provincial Government: freeze urban boundaries now and stop urban sprawl to protect farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).
"This is fully controlled agriculture and allows us to understand plant biology in ways that, as humans, we've never achieved," said AeroFarms CEO and co-founder David Rosenberg, standing in front of rows of kale, arugula, lettuce and other leafy greens.
Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.
With low commodity prices farmers are investing in technology that can help them increase yields, but save on crop input costs.
Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky, which is why Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones.
Fast, Reliable Internet - Are Ontario Farms Still Lagging Behind? Trail Access Worries - Snowmobile Season. Tractor Maintenance - A Family Affair.
100km Foods Inc. is a Toronto based local food-distribution company founded in 2008 that sells, markets and distributes products from 80 small and medium sized Ontario farms to 300 Ontario restaurants, hotels, independent retailers and institutions.
Make 2017 the year to conquer your marketing fears. RIGHT NOW is perhaps the best time in memory for farm businesses to grow awareness, sales, and market share. Set a fair budget, identify your target audience, and then deliver a compelling, consistent brand promise to decision-makers and influencers.
Updated Minimum Distance Separation Software,
Nominations open for Ontario's Outstanding Young Farmer,
Agriculture Leadership Certificate Program - Open for Registration
2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students is now Open!
Are You Waste Wise?
Tax Credit for Farmers who Donate Food....
Have YOU thought about planting a windbreak?
Equine Guelph has launched the new Barn Fire Prevention online tool as a resource for horse owners. Responding to the high incidence of barn fires in Ontario last winter, Equine Guelph has developed a tool that is easy to use and provides horse owners with interactive assessments for their individual facilities.
Ontario's Agri-Food Sector confronts its skilled labour shortage - opportunities for educated employees abound, but are enough qualified people available?
Advancements in precision agriculture suggest that in the coming future, drones will help farmers to map weeds in their field, and improve crop yields.
How many pickup trucks does a farmer really need? Better Farming caught up with several Ontario farmers to discuss the role of the pickup truck in their lives and farming operations. Other topics in this issue include generational transitioning on the farm, soil testing, fertilizer prices, pre-harvest inspection, and radial tires.
It's the season of fall fairs. The local fall fair brings farmers and consumers together for a celebration of agriculture. A recent study indicated that three-quarters of fair attendees think that agricultural education is an important component of fair attendance.
Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) effective August 31, 2016
Almost 40,000 Ontario farms and over 100,000 adult readers received their August version of 'Better Farming' recently. You can view a digital copy here.
The 105-person Brant Hutterite Colony in Alberta recently cut the ribbon on a new egg barn designed to achieve a net-zero status in terms of energy consumption.
With the Haven fire suppression unit, fires could be extinguished before anyone even knew they had started. We are sharing this article from the recent Ontario Farmer magazine about the HAVEN Fire Safety Device. This is an additional way to protect property from fire loss. This is especially applicable to rural areas where “ seconds count “. Strategically located HAVEN fire suppression devices have the potential to prevent major fire loss. A simple idea that can save lives and property.
What would you guess is the single most important ingredient in modern food production? Good seeds? Rainfall? Fertilizer?
50 cows killed in Thorold barn fire