Archive for July, 2015

Plan your business year with Farm Management Canada’s Management Calendar

The FMC Management Calendar is a tool that can be customized to your needs according to your language, geographical area and type of production. This calendar highlights all the important management dates during the year and reminds you of all the important opportunities and events in your province or even in the whole country.

The FMC Management Calendar will remind you of all the business planning activities you should be thinking about throughout the year; a tool that will provide you with useful information about your planning cycles, farm business management events, and that is tailored to your needs.


This tool is available for use on the FMC website (www.fmc-gac.com) or can be imported to your Outlook or Google calendar.

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Beginning on July 3, 2015, farmers’ markets will be operating at three ONroute Service Centres across Ontario:

  • Cambridge North ONroute will have a farmers’ market every Friday and Saturday through to the Labour Day weekend.
  • Trenton North and Trenton South ONroutes will have farmers’ markets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through to the Labour Day weekend.

All participating farmers are MyPick® certified. The MyPick® logo is your assurance that Farmers’ Markets Ontario has visited the grower’s farm and has verified not only that the farm itself is ‘local’ but that what the grower is selling is produced on his or her farm.

Be sure to look for the signs as you drive along the 401!

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Applications are now being accepted until July 23, 2015.

In Ontario, Growing Forward 2 (GF2) offers resources, tools and cost-share funding assistance to eligible organizations and collaborations to grow their profits, expand markets and manage shared risks.

The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) administers GF2 to organizations and collaborations across Ontario on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

4890 Victoria Ave. N., Vineland Station, ON

  • See container trials with over 200 unique vegetative & seed propagated cultivars represented
  • Hear expert talks you can’t hear anywhere else
  • Q&A with greenhouse and industry specialists.

Grower Event 9 am – 12 pm

Includes presentations, BBQ lunch, container trial and a tour of the new Vineland Greenhouse facilities.

Presentations include:

  • Dr. Alex Grygorczyk, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

New opportunities in floriculture from the growing Asian-Canadian community.

  • Dr. Betsy Lamb, Cornell University New York State IPM Program

Updates from NY: growing cool to save energy and how fertilizer choice affects aphid pests.

  • Rodger Tschanz, Trial Garden Manager, Plant Agriculture – University of Guelph

From the greenhouse bench to the landscape, some of the best performers from the 2015 trial season.

  • Dr. Sarah Jandricic, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Which new flower varieties are tastiest to thrips?

Public Open House 1-3 pm

Register before August 17th

Call 1-877-424-1300

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May 19, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, alongside Canadian cattle and hog producers in Ottawa, reaffirmed Canada’s longstanding position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist and harmful COOL policy or face retaliatory measures. The Ministers were joined by Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President Dave Solverson and Canadian Pork Council Chair Rick Bergmann.


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