Archive for December, 2014

SoilSmart Friday January 23, 2015
Explore the theory and practice of enhancing soil health for productivity and resilience! RIM Manulife Financial Sportsplex, Forbes Hall, Waterloo

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Informative and engaging discussions on Field Crops, Soils, Livestock, Environment, Energy, business and more. University of Guleph, Rozanski Hall, Guelph

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Ever wondered about turning your fruit into jam?  Ever dreamed about making gourmet ready-to-eat meals with your produce?

Take the free OMAFRA course, Exploring Value Added Opportunities, to learn whether adding value to your products and services is right for your business.

Course Description

Participants will learn how to generate ideas for value-added opportunities, assess an idea’s business potential, identify and manage risk and develop a plan to execute their idea.

Course Dates and Times

The course is being delivered through three, one-hour interactive webinars.  These sessions are taking place on February 24, March 3, and March 10 (all Tuesdays) from 12-1pm.  To participate in this free learning opportunity, you will need Internet and phone access.  Pre-registration is also required.

Course Testimonial

“Sessions were dynamic and engaging. We were also very impressed with the sheer quantity of good information offered to us. Thank you!” A past course participant

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Proposed Agriculture Insurance Act to Help Grow Agri-Food Industry
Ontario is proposing amendments to the Crop Insurance Act, 1996, that would, if passed, allow more types of agricultural products to be covered by production insurance.

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GF2 Next Intake Closes December 11

Growing Forward 2 – Producers
The next implementation application intake for producers and processors opened on November 10, 2014 and closes December 11, 2014.
Please note the capacity building application stream accepts application for GF2 funding requests on an on-going basis.

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