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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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