Monthly Archives: January 2016

Testing Feeds: A Recurrent Procedure for Animal Performance and Well-being

Analyzing Feed Test your feed. You have heard it over and over again. But do you do it enough? To some degree it is the results of the report that can indicate how often, or not, you should sample your … Continue reading

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Switchgrass Innovations

Meet and Greet at Guelph Organic Conference Sunday January 31, 12:00 to 3:00 pm University of Guelph room UC333 This event will bring together leading switchgrass research experts, experienced switchgrass producers, OMAFRA staff and farmers interested in using switchgrass as … Continue reading

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Changes to The Canadian Organic Standards – An Essential Update

The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) will be hosting a second round of webinars in February to bring people up to speed on the changes to the Canadian Organic Standards: “The revised Canadian Organic Standards were released Wednesday, November 25, 2015. … Continue reading

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Steel in the Field: A Farmer’s Guide to Weed Management Tools

ONvegetables by Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA Weed Management Field Crops Program Lead – from I recently was asked if I knew of any good resources for farmers wishing to reduce herbicide use or transition to organic production. My favourite is … Continue reading

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Organic Federation of Canada AGM – Jan 29, 2016

INVITATION! The Organic Federation of Canada will hold its Annual General Meeting Friday, January 29th 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 EST Location: Pinetree Room B, Royal Brock Hotel – Best Western, 716 Gordon St, Guelph, Ontario AGM Panel A 1-hour panel … Continue reading

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OMAFRA Workshops at Guelph Organic Conference

The Guelph Organic Conference (28-31 January, 2016) is fast approaching.  This year more than 40 workshops are being offered on the 4-day conference agenda. OMAFRA specialists are pleased to be a part of the conference again this year offering workshops and … Continue reading

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Transition Smart – Farmers to Processors workshop

ONvegetables From the Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) February 20 and 27, 2016 at the Georgian College Barrie CampusMarch 12 and 13, 2016 in St. Jacobs The focus for this workshop is connecting farmers with the tools to become processors, covering … Continue reading

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