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Register on-line for Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP) workshops by clicking on the link below to find dates and locations that suit you.

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Breakfast on the Farm

Celebrating Ontario food and farming with Breakfast on the Farm Come for some great food and the chance to have all your farm questions answered by Ontario’s farmers.

September 20, 2015; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hylander Farms – 7325 Manning Road, Tecumseh, ON

On September 20, 2015, Breakfast on the Farm will be hosted at Hylander Farms in Tecumseh. It will be the third Breakfast on the Farm since 2013, and so far, over 6000 people have been fed, entertained and engaged at the event.

Visit www.farmfoodcare.org to obtain your free tickets or to learn more about volunteering or sponsoring the event. The event is supported by many national, provincial and regional farm organizations and agri-businesses, as well as many dedicated community volunteers.

Cost: Free. Complimentary breakfast tickets must be reserved online at www.farmfoodcare.org

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The Advanced Farm Management (AFMP) program is designed for Ontario farm business owners and managers who want to elevate their management skills.

AFMP provides a unique combination of advanced farm business management training and a practical approach that can be immediately applied to your farm. It gives Ontario farm business owners and managers the knowledge and insights to improve the performance and sustainability of their farm business.

Registration and information here: www.advancedfarmmanagement.ca

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This year, the province celebrated its second annual Local Food Week by reminding Ontarians to sample and support local food, including Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wines that are available at farmers’ markets across the province.

As part of the province’s strategy to increase awareness of the good things that are grown, made and harvested in Ontario, the province launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program last year to allow VQA wines to be sold at farmers’ markets. Since launching in 2014, 78 wineries and 172 farmers’ markets across the province have participated in the pilot program, with sales of more than $1 million dollars.

Now that the pilot project is in its second year, Ontarians can find world class VQA wines at their local farmers’ market by looking for a purple VQA sign, or by using the mobile-friendly map to find a market participating in the pilot.

Promoting and celebrating local food, including VQA wines, is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up.

For more information on Ontario wines go to: Find Ontario wines

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