Turning ideas into action Through cost-share funding opportunities with Growing Forward 2, farmers are tackling projects to help grow their profits, expand their markets and manage risks. Check out the next video in our series of GF2 Success stories, Michael Sloboda.
Guelph, ON – The long-awaited debut of the new Forage Masters Competition took place in February at the annual conference of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). The previous competition ran successfully for about 30-years, but in recent years was experiencing reduced enrollment and not garnering much attention from new participants. The OSCIA, […]
By Lilian Schaer for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association Eric Kaiser has spent a lifetime building his Quinte Region farm; transforming 14 former Loyalist mixed settlement properties on heavy clay soil into a large and productive egg, field crop and strawberry business. And although he says it’s still a work in progress, he’s justifiably […]
As the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Funding Assistance Program for producers moves into its final year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs want to be sure there are still plenty of opportunities for Ontario producers to make on-farm improvements. GF2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative designed to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market […]
In 2017, the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Funding Assistance Program for producers moves into its final year of the funding framework. GF2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative designed to encourage innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sector through cost-share funding opportunities. The funding assistance producer stream of GF2 is administered by […]
OSCIA is pleased to congratulate W. McLachlan as the winner of a $50 gift card for completing the 2016 Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show visitor satisfaction survey. This year’s winner was chosen at random from the attendees who completed the survey about their experience at the OSCIA/OMAFRA Demonstration Area.
The deadline to apply for the 2017 Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) has been extended! Applications will continue to be received until funding is fully allocated. Applications will now be reviewed in the order they are received for the entire GLASI eligible area. Now is the time to apply for your 2017 projects! With up […]
The Farmland Health Incentive Program (FHIP) will return for producers in the Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative (GLASI) eligible area this fall. This innovative stewardship program provides financial support for producers to implement select Best Management Practices (BMPs) that improve soil health and water quality. With up to $50,000 available per farm business over the […]
–This article originally appeared in The Ontario Farmer on July 12, 2016– By Suzanne Atkinson An unusual farm tests heating with manufactured wood products and compares agriculturally produced products with dried farm wood. Seeley’s Bay – He has installed a demonstration hydronic heater for the greenhouse and is evaluating the efficiency of briquettes vs cordwood. She grows 14 varieties of tomatoes […]
The obsolete pesticide and livestock/equine medication collection and disposal program is free to participate in. Farmers and other end users of the target products are encouraged to bring in any agricultural or turf pesticide and/or livestock and equine medications (but no needles/sharps) into one of the designated ag-retail collection locations during the September 20-30, 2016 […]