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Archive for May, 2015

Local Food Week  

Ontario’s second annual Local Food Week is June 1-7 and is a great opportunity to not only celebrate the good work that Ontario’s farmers do, but to help the public learn more about where their food comes from and the benefits of buying and eating local.  What can you do to participate in Local Food Week at your farm?

  1. Visit www.loveONTfood.ca to download a logo, graphics and a tip sheet on how to promote Local Food Week.
  2. Include #loveONTfood in all your social media postings.
  3. Share your event plans with www.loveONTfood.ca for the Local Food Week Events Calendar.
  4. Plan a special on-farm event, barbecue or dinner.
  5. Offer an in-store promotion or have a customer contest.
  6. Check Foodland Ontario’s Twitter page in May for Twitter Party registration details,

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More than 3,500 producers take advantage of expert advice and information.

Ontario’s producers told us they wanted a convenient, consistent way to access business management information. After consulting with producers, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) created several newsletters to meet producers’ needs. The newsletters are…Read More

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Specialty Cropportunities combines agronomic and marketing information with profiles on 100 specialty crops.

If you’re a specialty crop grower in Ontario, you might have had a hard time getting your hands on agronomic practice information for our province. Ontario specialty crops research was lacking and the research that had been done wasn’t easy to find. In some cases information, which was once available, was lost because a permanent database was never created. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) understood the problem and decided to create an interactive, online resource for specialty…Read More

Specialty Cropportunities

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Timely information brought to you by the ministry’s vegetable team

Ontario’s farmers and food producers are embracing new technology and using mobile devices and social media for their business needs. You need a more efficient and time-sensitive forum for two-way communication……Read More

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Arnie Strub brings processing experience to role in agri-food business management

The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI), Ontario’s leading promoter of best agribusiness management practices for agri-food and agri-based producers and processors, introduces Mr. Arnie Strub, as their newly appointed Executive Director.

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