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
Ontario to Double Cap for Loan Guarantees
Imagine building a floating Dairy Barn - CFBA Builders!
Controlling House Flies in a Poultry Barn
Ontario honoured 65 food retailers at this year's Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards.
If the label says ‘Made in Canada’, you can be assured those are Ontario-grown tomatoes - from Chatham-Kent or Essex County.
How important is it for Canada to produce its own food?
Public outcry saves French's ketchup from the kitchen bin of history....
ON Regional Economic Development Newsletter